Private Pilot License is a qualification that permits to act without remuneration as PIC or co-pilot on airplanes in non-commercial operations. PPL is the most common type of license in General Aviation. For future professional pilots, the FAA Private Pilot License is also the first step in the aviation career.

Course entry requirements

  • Minimum age of 16 years to apply
  • Be able to read, understand, write, and speak English fluently
  • At least Class 3 Medical Certificate

Ground training

Total instruction time given is 20 hours and consists of two modules. Module 1 - Preparation for exams:

  • Air Law
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Flight Performance and Planning
  • Human Performance and Limitations
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Operational Procedures
  • Principles of Flight
  • Communications

Module 2 - Theoretical preparation for flight training:

  • Maneuvers
  • Weight and balance
  • Flight planning and monitoring
  • Communication
  • Aerodrome and traffic pattern operations, measures and procedures to prevent collisions.

After completing the flight training the trainee shall have the required flight experience required by the FAA: FAA Part 141 35 hours total time in an airplane (PPL(A)) with:

  • At least 30 hours of dual instruction [with CFI]
  • At least 5 hours of supervised solo flight time, including at least 5 hours of solo cross-country flight time with at least one cross-country flight of at least 100 NM with full stop landings at two aerodromes different from the aerodrome of departure.

FAA Part 61 40 hours total time in an airplane (PPL(A)) with:

  • At least 30 hours of dual instruction [with CFI]
  • At least 10 hours of supervised solo flight time, including at least 5 hours of solo cross-country flight time with at least one cross-country flight of at least 100 NM with full stop landings at two aerodromes different from the aerodrome of departure.

Examination – Written Test

The applicant has to demonstrate the theoretical knowledge at an FAA approved testing center in the form of a written test. The test consists of nine subjects (Meteorology, Navigation, Communications, Aircraft General Knowledge, Principles of flight, Air Law, Flight performance and planning, Human Performance and limitations, Operational procedures). The applicant must pass the written exam with a minimum of 70% which is still a passing score. One must complete and successfully pass the written exam prior to taking the theoretical/practical examination.

Examination – Theoretical/Practical

Theoretical examination for the PPL(A) must be successfully passed to be able to take the Theoretical/Practical exam. The practical skill exam is performed in flight with the authorized FAA examiner and can be taken after successful completion of the written tests at an FAA approved testing center. The applicant must demonstrate the ability to:

  • operate the airplane within its limitations
  • complete all maneuvers as smooth and as accurate as required
  • exercise good judgment and airmanship
  • apply aeronautical knowledge
  • maintain control of the airplane at all times.

Fee - PPL(A) Part 141: 6510 USD The fee includes components needed for being able to comply with the FAA PPL(A) issuance requirements No taxes are applied for pilot training in Florida. The FAA PPL(A) program fee covers the following items and services:

  • Flight Instructor time for ground & practical training
  • Airplane usage, including fuel.
  • Subsidized iPad mini 4G + WiFi for $179
  • Bonus - account for Rocket Route flight planning services - valued $300/year

*All training fees are bound to the actual exchange rates of the local currency of the Flying Academy base where the training or a part of the training is provided. Upgrades We offer the opportunity to upgrade to different aircraft during the Private Pilot course. Below you can find training fee difference that will be charged on a top of standard offer.

PPL(A) Part 61 6985 USD The fee includes all components needed for being able to comply with the FAA PPL(A) issuance requirements. No taxes are applied for pilot training in Florida. The FAA PPL(A) program fee covers the following items and services:

  • Flight Instructor time for ground & practical training
  • Airplane usage, including fuel. We don't apply any fuel surcharge!
  • Subsidized iPad mini 4G + WiFi for $179
  • Bonus - account for Rocket Route flight planning services - valued $300/year

*All training fees are bound to the actual exchange rates of the local currency of the Flying Academy base where the training or a part of the training is provided. Upgrades We offer the opportunity to upgrade to different aircraft during the Private Pilot course. Below you can find training fee difference that will be charged on a top of standard offer.Duration The PPL(A) can be obtained in a range period starting from one month depending on the trainees time availability for both theoretical and practical training. International students Flying Academy is able to provide all required documentation for non US citizens to be able to enroll in flight training courses in the USA.

Upgrade from Cessna 152 Amount Unit price USD Total USD
Aircraft Piper Cadet (VFR - 4 seater) 35 4 140
Aircraft Piper Warrior (IFR, ADS-B & Garmin G530 - 4 seater) 35 20 700
Aircraft Cessna 172R (IFR, KLN94 - 4 seater) 35 20 700
Aircraft Cessna172SP Garmin 1000 (IFR, Glass cockpit - 4 seater) 35 54 1890
Upgrade from Cessna 152 Amount Unit price USD Total USD
Aircraft Piper Cadet (VFR - 4 seater) 40 4 160
Aircraft Piper Warrior (IFR, ADS-B & Garmin G530 - 4 seater) 40 20 800
Aircraft Cessna 172R (IFR, KLN94 - 4 seater) 40 20 800
Aircraft Cessna172SP Garmin 1000 (IFR, Glass cockpit - 4 seater) 40 54 2160
Program taught in:
English

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