How to get a Private Pilot License

The Private Pilot License is the starting point most aspiring pilots and most flying careers start with the initial pilot license. The Private Pilot License is the first step in any pilot career and many pilots simply get their Private Pilot License for pleasure and fun.

Getting the Private Pilot License

The Private Pilot License requires, depending on the flight training outline, at a minimum either 40 hours of flight training under FAR Part 61 regulations or 35 hours of flight training under FAR Part 141 regulations. The minimum solo flight trime for the Private Pilot License is 10 hours and under FAR Part 141 regulations at FAA approved Part 141 flight schools, the ground training for the Private Pilot License is at least 35 hours. The flight training also includes Solo cross country flight time, 3 hours of night flying and dual flight instruction of at least 20 hours to meet the requirements of FAR 61.109 for the Private Pilot License as well as 10 take offs and landings.

Private Pilot License and Medical

The Federal Aviation Administration requires each Private Pilot to hold at least a FAA third class medical. However, recent changes in Private Pilot medical requirements make it possible to exercise the previleges of the Private Pilot License even with a basic medical.

What is a basic medical

While each FAA medical requires to be examined by an Federal Aviation Administration approved medical examiner, the basic medical mostly requires only a valid drivers license and certain medical condions to be met.

How long does it take to get the Private Pilot License

Depending on the aspiring Private Pilot applicant, most Private Pilot License flight training may be completed within 6 to 8 weeks of full-time, every day flight training with an authorized flight instructor. Most Privat Pilot students complete their flight training as part-time pilot training at a local flight school. This usually takes about 2-3 months to complete.

Where to get your Private Pilot License

Florida Flyers Flight Academy offers both, fast-track full-time Private Pilot flight training or regular Private Pilot training, either under FAR Part 61 or, preferably under FAR Part 141.

What is the difference between Part 61 and Part 141 flight training?

Part 61 flight training requires a certain amount of flight training and ground training and is consisting of flight training hours, such as solo flight time, cross country flight time, landings, take offs. But the flight training does not have to be provided in a certain order or following a certain outline, such as the Part 141 Private Pilot training.

Part 141 approved flight schools, such as Florida Flyers Flight Academy, have approved flight training syllabi’s and course outlines. Each lesson is structured and each flight training session includes a certain lesson plan and completion standards. Part 141 stage checks will ensure the aspiring pilot will meet the set completion standards before proceeding to the next lesson or flight training stage.

The advantage of Part 141 vs. Part 61 flight training is the clear course outline and structure of each flight training lesson and course.

Private Pilot License training near me

Florida Flyers Flight Academy offers comprehensive Private Pilot training near your location in sunny Florida. Weather conditions allow Private Pilot License training almost every day. Florida is the best Private Pilot License training location.

How much does a Private Pilot License cost

Depending on the course and flight training aircraft selected for the flight training, obtaining the Private Pilot License is priced around $5,500 and $8,000. Florida Flyers Flight Adademy utilizes Cessna 152 as the basic flight trainer but also has the modern and state-of-the-art Cessna 172 SP or Cessna 172 R with Garmin 1000 available for Privat Pilot License flight training.