Why you should get your pilot’s license?
Becoming a pilot, is a life fulfilling goal and offers a great sense of career or personal accomplishment for many people. You’ll become a better planner, a logical decision-maker, and a meteorologist. You’ll learn good resource management, how to be patient, and to operate safely with a sense of urgency.
A private pilot certification will allow you to fly most types of airplanes, even with passengers on board! While you cannot yet be hired or paid for flying, you will have the necessary base training to take your skills further and the possibility of becoming an airline pilot.
Be 17 years of age; read, speak, write, and understand the English language; the candidate has the option to complete the ground training portion from an authorized instructor or complete a home-study course on aeronautical knowledge; the candidate will receive flight training and a logbook endorsement from an authorized instructor; and must obtain at least a 3rd Class Medical certification.
The FAA minimum requirements call for 40 hours of flight training. The candidate must receive at least 20 hours of flight time from an authorized instructor and 10 hours of solo flight training to accomplish the airplane single-engine certification. (FAA Requirement).
FAA Certified Flight Instructor….$65/hr
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You the candidate, be advised that the FAA minimum flight training requirement does not constitute a guaranty, that you the applicant will meet the proficiency standards for private pilot certification. The national average to get a private pilot certificate is 60 to 65 hours of flight training. Each person’s ability and availability to fly will vary. Any additional flight training cost, use of aircraft cost, or instructor training cost will be the responsibility of the candidate.