The Private Pilot License allows you to be Pilot In Command of an aircraft for any non commercial purpose. This is also the first step towards getting your Commercial Pilot License and later an airline job. Among the many privilages of the Private Pilot License, you are also allowed to operate charity flights subject to certain restrictions, and may participate in similar activities, such as Angel Flight, Civil Air Patrol and many others.

Minimum requirements to obtain a Private Pilot License

  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language fluently.
  • Obtain at least a third class medical certificate from an Aviation Medical Examiner
  • Pass a computerized aeronautical knowledge test
  • Accumulate and log a specified amount of training and experience under Part 61, Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) section 61.109.
  • Pass an oral test and flight test administered by an FAA inspector or designated examiner

While the minimum required time for Private Pilot License is 40 Hours. The national average for completing Private Pilot License is approximately 65 Hours of flight time.

Course Duration

6 – 8 Weeks*

*Subject to flying weather availability and student aptitude

Theory

PART I

  • FUNDAMENTALS OF FLIGHT
  • DISCOVERING AVIATION
  • PILOT TRAINING
  • AVIATION OPPORTUNITIES
  • INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN FACTORS
  • AIRPLANE SYSTEMS
  • AIRPLANES
  • THE POWERPLANT AND RELATED SYSTEMS
  • FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS
  • AERODYNAMIC PRINCIPLES
  • FOUR FORCES OF FLIGHT
  • STABILITY
  • AERODYNAMICS OF MANEUVERING FLIGHT

PART II

  • FLIGHT OPERATIONS
  • THE FLIGHT ENVIRONMENT
  • SAFETY OF FLIGHT
  • AIRPORTS
  • AERONAUTICAL CHARTS
  • AIRSPACE
  • COMMUNICATION AND FLIGHT INFORMATION
  • RADAR AND ATC SERVICES
  • RADIO PROCEDURES
  • SOURCES OF FLIGHT INFORMATION

PART III

  • AVIATION WEATHER
  • METEOROLOTY FOR PILOTS
  • BASIC WEATHER THEORY
  • WEATHER PATTERNS
  • WEATHER HAZARDS
  • INTERPRETING WEATHER DATA
  • THE FORECASTING PROCESS
  • PRINTED REPORTS AND FORECASTS
  • GRAPHIC WEATHER PRODUCTS
  • SOURCES OF WEATHER INFORMATION

PART IV

  • PERFORMANCE AND NAVIGATION
  • AIRPLANE PERFORMANCE
  • PREDICTING PERFORMANCE
  • WEIGHT AND BALANCE
  • FLIGHT COMPUTERS
  • NAVIGATION
  • PILOTAGE AND DEAD RECKONING
  • VOR NAVIGATION
  • ADF NAVIGATION
  • ADVANCED NAVIGATION

PART V

  • INTEGRATING PILOT KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
  • APPLYING HUMAN FACTOR PRINCIPLES
  • AVIATION PHYSIOLOGY
  • AERONAUTICAL DECISION MAKING
  • FLYING CROSS-COUNTRY
  • THE FLIGHT PLANNING PROCESS
  • THE FLIGHT

Practical

STAGE I

  • PRE-SOLO
  • STRAIGHT & LEVEL
  • TAKE OFF & LANDINGS/ X-WINDS
  • CLIMBS & DESCENTS WITH TURNS
  • SLOW FLIGHT
  • STALLS & RECOVERIES
  • SPIN AWARENESS
  • STEEP TURNS
  • RECTANGULAR COURSE
  • S-TURNS
  • TURNS AROUND A POINT
  • EMERGENCY DESCENT
  • FORWARD SLIP
  • EMERGENCY PROCEEDURES / GO AROUND
  • TRAFFIC PATTERN /TOUCH & GO’S
  • FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD SOLOS

STAGE II

  • POST-SOLO
  • SOFT/SHORT FIELD TAKE OFF & LANDINGS
  • VOR NAVIGATION -TRACKING, INTERCEPTION, KEY HEADING
  • NIGHT FLIGHT

STAGE III

  • BASIC ATTITUDE INSTRUMENT
  • STRAIGHT & LEVEL FLIGHT
  • CONSTANT AIRSPEED CLIMBS / DESCENTS
  • TURNS TO HEADINGS
  • RECOVERY FROM UNUSUAL FLIGHT ATTITUDES

<li>RADIO COMMUNICATIONS, NAVIGATION, SYSTEMS / FACILITIES, & RADAR SERVICES</li>

STAGE IV

  • CROSS COUNTRIES
  • PILOTAGE AND DEAD RECONING
  • LOST PROCEEDURES
  • DIVERSIONS
  • FLIGHT FOLLOWING
  • STAGE V CHECKRIDE PREPERATION
Program taught in:
  • English

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