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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 Improving Control Takeoffs and Landings Preparing for Solo Flight First Solo Getting Ready for Cross-Country Flying Flying Cross-Country Flying at Night Advancing Your Skills Final Preparation for Your Practical Test

Learning Your Airplane

learning your airplane

Improving Control

improving airplane control

Takeoffs and Landings

takeoff and landing practice

Preparing for Solo Flight

preparing for a solo flight

First Solo

first solo flight

Getting Ready for Cross-Country Flying

getting ready for cross country flying

Flying Cross-Country

flying cross-country

Flying at Night

flying at night

Advancing Your Skills

advancing your pilot skills

Final Preparation for Your Practical Test

final test preparation

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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
  • 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)

Pricing Information

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.

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