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Private Pilot Certificate

When you have become a Private Pilot, you will have attained higher level of confidence, empowerment and self-worth. You will be able climb above the earth and reflect on your personal achievements. You will also be able to recognize how you can contribute to the world around you.

  • Private Pilots are allowed to carry passengers, just not for hire. 

    • Interestingly enough, private pilots can split the costs of a flight with friends and family.

    • If you have one other person, then you can divide the costs in half. If there are four of you, you must pay for a quarter. Costs can include rental fees, fuel, and whatever other costs are associated with the actual flight.

  • If you are rated to fly single-engine land airplanes, you can fly any of them, so long as they are less than 12,500 pounds and not turbine powered.

  • Your training included a few hours of night flight, and you’re allowed to fly anytime you like.

  • Night flights are a lot of fun since they provide a beautiful view of the world from above, especially over cities. Airports are neat at night, too

  • Aerobatics,

  • Flying a taildragger

  • Mountain flying. These are all skills that your license allows you to do, but they generally aren’t covered in your training.

  • And, of course, many pilots love honing their skills enough to pursue other ratings. The instrument rating takes your flying to the next level.

Being a pilot has many perks, especially when it comes to taking a business trip. One of the biggest perks is the convenience of being able to fly wherever you need to go. As a pilot, you can use your skills and knowledge of aviation to get to your destination quickly and safely. This can save you a lot of time and hassle, especially if you have a tight schedule or need to attend meetings or events in different locations.

Being a pilot can give you the opportunity to fly for charity and make a positive impact on the world. Whether you’re flying medical supplies, patients, or volunteers, your skills can be used to help others and make a difference.

A pilot can give you the freedom and flexibility to go traveling and sightseeing. With your skills and knowledge of aviation, you can fly to almost any destination and experience the beauty and adventure of the world.

Private Pilot Minimums​ ​

Be Able to Read, Write and Converse Fluently in English

10 Hours Solo Flight

40 Hours Total Flight Time

Written Exam

20 Hours Dual Flight Training

Hold a FAA Medical Certificate or BasicMed


Our Part 141 program provides a time-sensitive training environment, while our Part 61 program provides a flexible training environment to meet your schedule. In both programs, you will achieve your Student Pilot Certificate and Private Pilot Certificate.