A Private Pilot Certificate, is a license that permits the holder to act as the pilot of an aircraft privately (not for pay) in visual meteorological conditions (VFR).
Unlike the Recreational Pilot Certificate, you are not restricted in the number of passengers you may carry or the airports you have access to. A Private Pilot Certificate allows you access to exercise your privileges in most countries, subject to their regulations and restrictions.
FAA Private Pilot minimum requirements:
- Must have a valid Birth Certificate or US Passport
- Must be a US Citizen
- No age requirement to start but must be 17 years of age before you can obtain a FAA Private Pilot Certificate
- Must be able to pass an FAA medical
- Must be able to read, speak, write and understand the English Language
- 40 hours logged flight time
- 20 hours dual flight training
- 10 hours solo
- 5 hours cross country flight training
- 3 hours dual night training
- Pass the FAA Knowledge test (written)
- Pass the FAA practical test (flight check)
** The national average for a Private Pilot Certificate is 55-65 flight hours based on 2 lessons per week.
For additional information call 281-421-1671.