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Private Pilot Information

Requirements for the Private Pilot Certificate

  • Completion of PRAV 101, 102, 110, and 111
  • Passing score of 70% on FAA Knowledge Exam (Included in PRAV 102)
  • 3rd Class Medical (1st Class Recommended), including Student Pilot Certificate
  • Completion of FAA Practical Test

Minimum Flight Times

  • Dual Flight: 20 Hours
  • Solo Flight: 10 Hours
  • FTD Flight: 5 Hours
  • Oral Instruction: 15 Hours

The time required for the Private Pilot Certificate is typically about 10 months, but we have had students start and finish in as little as six weeks. Flight training can begin concurrently with your initial ground school course (PRAV 101). However, cost considerations and student schedule considerations may necessitate that the training be spread over three full quarters. Flying at a rate of 3-5 flights per week would allow attainment of the private license in a 5-month period. However, personal schedules, weather cancellations, work schedules and financial considerations usually become a factor. There is an advantage to taking your flight lessons concurrently with PRAV-101 and PRAV-102, since the ground school and flight training tend to compliment each other and speed the student's progress.