Private Pilot

The FAA Private Pilot Certificate gives you the ability to fly anywhere in good weather and carry passengers, as long as it is not for compensation.  This is the first step in becoming a professional pilot.  The FAA requires a minimum of a 40 hours of flight time prior to taking a private pilot certificate check-ride.  This includes a minimum of 20 hours of instruction with a flight instructor, and 10 hours of solo flight time.  The private pilot training is performance based, not just hours based, so a certain level of proficiency is required prior to moving forward.  Therefore, the exact time to get a private certificate varies. The average at normal flight schools is usually in the range of 60 hrs.  However, we have had great success with many students finishing near or at the minimums.  This successful recipe is a combination of our in-house developed syllabus, our focus on immersive training with high quality instructors, and students that dedicate the time to regularly fly (we recommend 3x a week or more).  When you finish this course, you will have the skills and confidence to get in the airplane and fly it anywhere in the US.





  • Up to 42 hrs of flight time in DA40

  • Up to 30 hrs of flight instruction

  • Unlimited ground instruction while in the program

  • Private Pilot Ground School Course

  • Books and courseware

  • Online learning tools and videos

  • Unlimited simulator use

  • Completion Time: 8 weeks or less

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