Private Pilot


Before Flight Training

Ground School
FAA Written Exam

Stage 1


Takeoffs & Landings
Basic Maneuvers
Airport Operations
Solo Flight

Stage 1
Stage 2

Gaining Experience

Decision Making
Flight Planning
Cross-Country Flight
Flight at Night
Advancing Skills

Stage 2
Stage 3

Practical Test Prep

Practice Weak Areas
Mock Oral & Practical Tests

Stage 3

Practical Test

Oral Portion
Flight Portion


  • Be at least 17 years-old
  • 40 hours of total flight time, at least 20 hours of which are instruction including:
    • 3 hours of cross-country flight training
    • 3 hours of night training
    • 3 hours of instrument training
  • At least 10 hours of solo flight, including:
    • At least 5 hours of solo cross-country flight
  • Pass the FAA’s Private Pilot Aeronautical Knowledge Test
  • Pass the FAA’s Private Pilot ASEL Practical Test