Requirements to earn A Private Pilot Certication:

Total Time: 40 hours minimum which consists of at least:

Dual: 20 hours minimum of flight training with an instructor on the Private Pilot areas of operation including:

  • 3 hours of night flight training in a single engine airplane, that includes at least:
  • a) 1 cross country flight of over 100 nm total distance; and
    b) 10 T/O's and 10 landings to a full stop with each involving a flight in the traffic pattern at an airport.
  • 3 hours of flight training by reference to instruments in a single engine airplane; and
  • 3 hours of flight training in a single engine airplane within the 60 days prior to the practical test.

Solo: 10 hours minimum of solo flying in a single engine airplane on the Private Pilot areas of operation including:

  • 5 hours of solo cross country flying;
  • 1 solo cross country flight of at least 150nm total distance with full stop landings at 3 points and one segment of at least 50nm between T/O and landings; and
  • 3 T/O's and landings to a full stop at an airport with an operating control tower.