A Recreational Pilot Certificate allows a pilot to fly an aircraft of up to 180 horsepower and 4 seats in the daytime for pleasure only. Unfortunately, the Recreational Pilot is restricted to carrying only 1 passenger, generally flying above 10,000 feet, and restricted from certain airports and airspace.
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 Recreational Pilot Certificate
- Must be able to pass an FAA medical
- Must be able to read, speak, write and understand the English Language
- 30 hours logged flight time
- 15 hours dual flight training
- 3 hours solo flying in the aircraft for the rating sought
- 2 hours cross country flight training
- Pass the FAA Knowledge test (written)
- Pass the FAA practical test (flight check)
** These are the FAA minimums requirements, additional flight time may be required based on your performance.
For additional information call 281-421-1671.