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Private Pilot



Private Pilot Requirements FAR 61.103:
  • Be at least 17 years of age.
  • Be able to provide a photo I.D. and a birth certificate, or a valid Passport
  • Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language.
  • Be able to obtain at least a 3rd class medical certificate.
  • Be able to pass a knowledge test as well as a practical test.
Experience Requirements FAR 61.109(a):
  • Minimum of 20 hours flight training which must include the following:
    • 3 hours cross country
    • 3 hours instrument training
    • 3hours night flying to include
      • One cross country at least 100 nm total distance.
      • 10 takeoffs and landings to a full stop.
  • Minimum of 10 hours solo flight which includes:
    • 5 hours solo cross country to include:
      • One solo cross country must be at least 150nm total distances, with landings at three airports.
      • Three takeoffs and landings at an airport with an operating control tower.

Note: 40 hours is the minimum set by the FAA.

Why learn to fly at Mike's Flying Service?

*Additional training may be required for some students.

The average cost to students upon completion of their private pilot certificate is about $7,000* which includes books, exams, and instruction.

Current rate - $120/hr
Cessna 8DT