Private Pilot Certificate

By obtaining a private pilot’s certificate, you will receive a certificate from the FAA that enables you to fly an aircraft according to visual flight rules (VFR) in good weather conditions. While you may carry passengers, you may not fly for compensation or hire; operating expenses may be equally shared with our passengers.


  • Be at least 17 years of age to obtain the certificate (must be at least 16 to solo)

  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language.

  • Pass a FAA medical exam.

  • Pass the Airmen Knowledge Test.

  • Meet the federal aviation Regulations aeronautical experience requirements

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Training Costs

For your reference, estimated training costs for the instrument rating are provided here.

* Based on 55 hours of flight experience.

Flight and instruction times vary according to the student's capability and the frequency of flight lessons. The prices listed are based on the national averages time needed to earn the certificate. If additional flight time and/or instruction is needed, additional costs will be incurred.  Contact us for more information.