Private Pilot License
The Private License is for those who wish to fly for pleasure and potentially personal business.
This license does not allow you to fly for hire as a professional pilot. With your Private license, you are allowed to take friends and family for flights day or night in VFR weather conditions. This is the basis of training most pilots will begin with. JA’s private pilot program utilizes the Cessna Private Pilot curriculum which is an online course that coincides with flying one of our Garmin equipped G1000 aircraft and state-of-the-art Redbird simulator.
Cessna Private Pilot Training Overview
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Learning Your Airplane
Takeoffs and Landings
Preparing for Solo Flight
Getting Ready for Cross-Country Flying
Flying at Night
Advancing Your Skills
Final Preparation for Your Practical Test
- Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language, or have such operating limitations placed on his/her pilot certificate as are necessary for safety
- Be a US citizen or complete the non-citizen flight training registration requirements via www.flightschoolcandidates.gov
- Hold at least a current FAA Third Class Medical Certificate
- Complete Ground School Training
- Acquire a minimum of 40 flight hours, which includes a minimum 20 hours dual flight (with an instructor) and a minimum 10 hours of solo flight
- Pass FAA written exam (knowledge test) and checkride (practical test)
Satisfying our minimum Private Pilot License requirements (Part 141) of 40 hours will cost $12,358.00 including flight, ground, and training materials. Please note – the nationwide average for a student to get his Private Pilots License (PPL) is 65 hours. Students learn at different rates and the average cost for a PPL is $13,000 – $15,000.