The Private Pilot License is your “ticket” to
the skies! According to the FAA only one person in 100,000 is a
licensed pilot in the United States of America.
In order to join generations of aviators who have gone before you
we need to examine the three
Phases of Training:
FAA Medical Exam: As discussed in other sections of this website you will need to pass a
medical exam administered by a FAA approved doctor. Our Chief Pilot will help
guide you in this process. And remember, you do not have to pass this medical to “start” your flight training or experience the
We'll help you
find a reputable FAA Doctor near your home or work and
even arrange the appointment for you! You can
research and locate an FAA Medical Examiner
Ground School Instruction: this phase requires around twenty or thirty hours of classroom or home study to prepare for the FAA written exam. Don’t worry – it’s like any other multiple choice test – if you study – you’ll do fine. We encourage our students to participate in our
Weekend Ground School Class.
These classes are offered
monthly or on a one on one basis.
Flight Instruction: this phase includes
around 40 hours in an Cessna 172. About half of the
flight time will be with a FAA Certified Flight Instructor.
The other half of the flight time is flying and
practicing solo (the really fun part) under the
supervision of your flight instructor.
far as the investment goes in completing your license: Whoever coined the phrase that: “time is money” wasn’t joking. While your
course syllabi will
dictate the structure of your
lessons and the order in which they are given to
maximize your learning
efficiency, your proficiency and
comfort may dictate that
some lessons should be
" . . . Safety and
the level of mastery must be our guide.
frequently you train, the more information you retain, the
faster your flying skills develop and the faster you get
through your training and the less money it will take –
simple – right?