Learn to Fly

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Requirements:
  • Must be 17 years of age
  • Must be able to read, write, speak & understand the English Language
  • Pass a Knowledge Test
  • Medical Examination - 3rd Class Physical

Airplane Single Engine Rating:
    Must log at least 40 hours of flight time that includes:

  • 20 hours of flight training (dual)
  • 3 hours of dual cross country training
  • 1 cross country flight of over 100 nautical miles distance (night)
  • 10 take-offs and landings at night in the traffic pattern at an airport
  • 3 hours of instrument training
  • 3 hours of prep time before check ride

AND
   10 hours of solo time that includes:

  • 5 hours of solo cross country
  • 1 solo cross country flight of at least 150 nautical miles total distance with a full stop landing at a minimum of three points
  • 3 take offs and landings at an airport with an operating control tower
Training Cost per hour (approximate, plane costs can fluctuate based upon current fuel prices):

Cessna 172         $130.00 per hour/wet
Cessna 150         $  92.00 per hour/wet

Instructor Time - $30.00 per hour

Starter Pilot Kit - $139.95

Example: (minimum required time: 40 hours)

Training in Cessna 172

25 hours dual $160.00 per hour = $4,000.00
15 hours solo $130.00 per  hour = $1,950.00
Starter Pilot Kit                              = $139.95
Total  -  $6,089.95
        This does not include the cost of the check ride, medical exam or the FAA Written Test.

(Realistically you should plan to spend 50-60 hours total time.)

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