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Private Pilot License

Broadening Your Future! - Private Pilot Permitjake-8

The Private Pilot License (PPL) program enables students to progress through a coordinated program of ground school, dual and solo flight training. Most students will require more than the minimum flight training as shown. On average, students will require 50-60 hours to complete the PPL. Ideally, students should take ground school prior to, or in conjunction with their in-flight training. *Training is also available in owner-aircraft.

PRIVILEGES

  • FLY FOR FUN WORLDWIDE!
  • NO PASSENGER/AIRPLANE LIMIT
  • FLY IN GOOD WEATHER ONLY
  • RATINGS MAY BE ADDED TO FLY AT NIGHT, FLY MULTI-ENGINE AIRPLANES OR FLY IN POOR WEATHER

CONDITIONS

  • USE AVIATION FOR BUSINESS OR TRAVEL
  • FLY ADVANCED AIRPLANES
  • FIRST STEP IN AVIATION CAREER

PREREQUISITES

  • AGE 17
  • CLASS 3 MEDICAL - OBTAINED FROM AN AVIATION MEDICAL EXAMINER

KNOWLEDGE

  • 40 HOURS GROUND SCHOOL INSTRUCTION INCLUDING:
  • AIRLAW
  • METEOROLOGY
  • NAVIGATION
  • AERONAUTICAL GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
  • PILOT DECISION MAKING
  • HUMAN FACTORS
  • GROUND SCHOOL AVAILABLE IN CLASS, ONLINE OR TAILORED TO SUPERVISED HOME STUDY
  • WRITE PRIVATE PILOT LICENSE EXAMINATION WITH A PASS OF AT LEAST 60%
  • STUDY & REFERENCE GUIDE FOR WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS - AEROPLANE PRIVATE PILOT LICENSE: 

Study and Reference Guide

EXPERIENCE

  • THE MINIMUM EXPERIENCE NEEDED TO EXECUTE THE FLIGHT TEST IS 45 HOURS TOTAL - A MINIMUM OF 17 HOURS WILL BE DUAL INSTRUCTION WITH A FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR.
  • IN ADDITION, YOU WILL NEED:
  • 3 HOURS OF DUAL X-COUNTRY EXPERIENCE
  • 12 HOURS SOLO INCLUDING AT LEAST 5 HOURS OF SOLO X-COUNTRY FLIGHT

SKILL

  • PASS THE FLIGHT TEST TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE PPL
  • FLIGHT TEST GUIDE - PRIVATE PILOT LICENSE - AEROPLANE: Flight Test Guide

ADDITIONAL PRIVILEGES

  • NIGHT RATING
  • VFR OVER-THE-TOP RATING
  • INSTRUMENT RATING
  HOURS RATES COSTS
C172 Dual 31  $195 $6045
C172 Solo 12 $142 $1704
Ground School   $315
Perparatory Ground School Instruction 15   $55 $825
Flight Test Fee     $450
English Proficiency Test     $50
Written Exam Fee     $175
License Fee     $55
Pilot Supplies (tax included)     $360
Total (plus applicable taxes)     $9460

 

Last updated: April 15, 2014

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