Private Pilot Certificate Training

The private pilot certificate is the certificate held by most active pilots. It allows Command of any aircraft (subject to appropriate ratings) for any non‐commercial purpose, and gives almost unlimited authority to fly under visual flight rules (VFR). The certification will allow the carriage of passengers however, a private pilot may not be compensated in any way for services as a pilot. If your interest in flying is limited to fair weather days, the Private pilot certificate will meet your needs. if your goal is to become a professional Pilot or to fly for business purposes, or to fly in less than fair weather, you will need to earn additional ratings and certificates, available at All American Aviation Services, LLC.

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Be at least 17 years of age (16 years of age to solo)
Read, speak, write and understand english
Be a US citizen
If not a US citizen, have TSA clearance
Hold at least a third class medical certificate
Hold a student pilot certificate

Completion Requirements

Log 40 hours (Part 61 or 35 Hours Part 141) of flight time that includes 20 hours flight training from an authorized instructor.

3 hours of cross-country flight training
3 hours of night flight training that includes: One cross-country over 100 NM total distance, 10 takeoffs and full stop landings in the traffic pattern
3 hours of basic attitude instrument training
10 hours solo flight time that includes
5 hours of solo cross-country flight time that includes: one solo cross-country of at least 150 NM with stops at a minimum of three points, (one segment must be at least 50 NM) with three takeoffs and landings to a full stop tower
3 hours flight training in preparation for the practical flight test
Completion of the required airman knowledge exam

Completion Time & Cost

Completion time of the private pilot certificate depends on the frequency of training. The more often you fly, the quicker you complete the course. Students training 2-3 times per week can expect to spend up to four months in training. Students training 5‐6 days per week can complete it in 6 weeks (we have done it in as little as 15 days). The average cost varies depending upon the length of time for completion of the course and your ability to learn. We will do our best to provide the most cost effective training possible while still providing superbly maintained, well equipped and comfortable aircraft.

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Expect to spend with all expenses (all training, books, written, medical,check ride, new headset) $7,300 if completing in 40 hours in a C150, $8,100 if completing in 40 hours in a Piper or $8,600 in a Cessna 172 in 40 hours. Part 141 training sessions are less. See pricing here.

Worried about not completing in 40 hours? Sign up for our guaranteed program. $9,750 for flight and ground training. This price also includes your books and a new headset.

Our prices will not be beat and cannot be matched by any of our competitors. Part 141 training sessions are less.

Certificate requirements listed are based on CFR Part 61 flight training requirements.

*The cost of the designated pilot examiner and knowledge exam is the responsibility of the student but included in our above quote.

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