Private Pilot Certificate

A private Pilot Certificate is where your adventure in flying begins! Training to be a private pilot is a fun and challenging adventure. Whether you are training to be a commercial Pilot, use it for business, or to enjoy aviation as a hobby, this is where to start. You will learn how to fly starting from basic maneuvers, and progress at a pace that is comfortable for you until you reach the goals of solo flight and then your license. Once you have the license you can take your friends and family on your flights.

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Pre-Reqs - FAA

Here are the prerequisites needed before you begin your training.

  • Be 16 years old to fly solo.
  • Be 17 years old to receive your pilot certificate.
  • Read, speak, and understand English.
  • Hold at least a third-class medical certificate for private and recreational certificates.
  • Sport pilots must hold at least a current and valid U.S. driver’s license.

Required Hours

The FAA requires minimum 40 hours training to qualify to test for your Private Pilot Certificate. However, a typical student requires 40-70 hours of training to become proficient. Fast Track Flight Training uses an average of 50 Hours to make cost estimations easier.

Estimated Costs

  • $8,500 - 50 hrs Flight Time
  • $2,400 - 40 hrs Flight Instruction
  • $900 - 15 hrs Ground Instruction
  • $250 - Kings Ground School Course
  • $150 - Books and Supplies
  • $175 - FAA Written Test
  • $800 - Examiner’s Fee

$13,175 - Estimated Total

Estimated Costs are based on $170/hr Wet for the aircraft and $60/hr for the Instructor.