Private Pilot

Our most popular course, private pilot training is every pilot’s first step.

The FAA requires 40 hours total flight time for a student to take the oral and practical exam. However, we find most students¬†aren’t prepared for the exam until 55 hours.

See below, our syllabus:

Introduction (5-7 hours)

Air work:

  • Introductory flight
  • Stability
  • Medium Turns
  • Climbs, Descents, Level-off
  • Radio Procedures

Ground Work:

  • Basic Aerodynamics

Pre-Solo (10-12 hours)

Air Work:

  • Stalls
  • Steep Turns
  • Turns Around a Point
  • Rectangular Course
  • S-Turns Across a Road
  • Traffic Pattern
  • Landings

Ground Work:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Instruments
  • Systems
  • ATC and Airspace
  • Aeromedical Factors and Documents
  • FARs (pertaining to student pilots)
  • Pre-Solo Written

Solo (2-3 hours)

Air Work:

  • Touch and Goes

Post-Solo (10-15 hours)

Air Work:

  • Dual Cross Countries
  • Pilotage
  • Dead Reckoning
  • VOR
  • ADF
  • GPS
  • Solo Xcs (1.5 hour, 3 hour, and 3 hour)

Ground Work:

  • Aviation Weather
  • Charts and Publications
  • Navigation Systems
  • XC flight planning
  • FARs
  • Performance and Weight and Balance
  • Airworthiness Requirements

Test-Prep (5-? hours)

Air Work:

  • Instructor’s discretion (Weak areas)
  • Practice Practical Exam with another Instructor

Ground Work:

  • Written Test-prep
  • Practice Oral Exam with another Instructor