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Here’s What It Takes

Private Pilot’s License
Have a 3rd Class Medical Certificate
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      Find an FAA Aviation Medical Examiner
      Fill out the required form online*
50 hours of cross-country flying
40 hours of instrument flight
15 hours of instrument instruction with a CFI
Pass two tests:
     • Private Pilot FAA Written Test
     • Private Pilot FAA Checkride

*Some AME’s still prefer paper forms
 
 
 
 

 

Instrument Rating

Having an Instrument Rating gives you more versatility and freedom as a pilot since it will equip you with the ability to fly in a wider range of weather conditions. It also provides you with the opportunity to fly in and above the clouds, which is both thrilling and challenging! Your skill level will increase dramatically, your flights will be safer, and you will be able to fly with less unwanted hassle all across the county. This is the logical and rewarding next step for anyone who has their Private Pilot’s License.

 
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