Written Exam: 15
YOU MUST BE ABLE TO READ, SPEAK, AND UNDERSTAND ENGLISH.
FAA MEDICAL CERTIFICATE REQUIRED (before solo) - 1st, 2nd, 3rd CLASS
You must undergo a routine medical exam by an FAA designated doctor called an aviation medical examiner (AME). A 3rd class medical certificate is valid for 5 years if you are younger than 40. It is valid for two years if you are 40 or older.
YOU MUST PASS A KNOWLEDGE TEST
There are 60 multiple choice questions taken from the test bank of approximately 700 airplane-related questions. A passing score is 70% or greater.
OBTAIN REQUIRED AERONAUTICAL EXPERIENCE (minimums)
40 hours of flight time that includes at least 20 hours of instruction with your CFI including at least:
- 3 Hours of cross country.
- 3 Hours of night including 10 takeoffs and landings and 1 cross country of over 100 nm.
- 3 Hours of Instrument.
10 Hours of Solo Flight Time that Includes at Least:
- 5 Hours of cross country.
- 1 Cross Country of 150 nm with three landings at three points, one of which is more than 50 nm from, the point of departure.
- 3 takeoffs and three landings to a full stop at an airport with an operating control tower.
SUCCESSFULL COMPLETION OF A PRACTICAL TEST WHICH WILL BE GIVEN BY AN FAA DESIGNED PILOT EXAMINER (KNOWN AS A CHECKRIDE).
The national average is between $6,000 and $8,000 to obtain an airplane pilot's license. Your cost may be less or more depending on your training frequency and skill levels.
AMOUNT OF TIME REQUIRED TO OBTAIN YOUR LICENSE
The national averate is 50 to 55 hours of flying time. If you fly once a week it will take you about one year. If you fly twice a week, it will take you 6 months. It is up to you how often you would like to fly. We are open from 8:00am until 8:00pm, seven days a week.