Private Pilots Licensethis is where it begins

Whether you are looking to obtain your Private Pilots License to fly recreational or you have goals of flying for a major airline, the Private Pilots License (also referred as PPL) is the first license.

Minimal Requirements
Flight Training

Eligibility Requirements

  • At least 17 years old
  • Must be proficient in English
  • Hold a U.S. student pilot certificate or recreational pilot certificate
  • Receive 40 hours of flight training and a logbook endorsement from an authorized instructor
  • Meet the aeronautical experience requirements
  • Pass a practical exam for the rating sought

What does Part 61 and Part 141 mean?

This is most certainly the most common question. Essentially, Part 61 or Part 141 refers the respective sections of the Federal Aviation Regulations that outlines the certification process for the flight school and the pilot.

For Part 61, there are no certification requirements for the course. This allows the flight school to tailor the training course specifically for each student. This is the maximum flexibility for the student looking to earn their private pilots license without having to take away time from school or work.

On the hand, Part 141 means that the flight school and course is approved by FAA requirements. Part 141 has less aeronautical experience requirements but it is much more structured and ideal for students seeking a degree and career in aviation.

Our flight school offers both Part 61 and Part 141 flight training.


Minimum Hour Requirements for 141 vs 61

Part 141                           Part 61

Dual Instruction                              28Hrs


Speak to an advisor

How does flight training work?

An advisor will help you identify whether Part 61 or Part 141 is best for you. Once you are enrolled, we will pair with you a certified flight instructor.

All enrolled students will have access to our online training course in addition to training textbooks. The combination of a convenient online learning experience and textbook materials, we ensure that students will be ready for the FAA Private Pilot Written Test.

Passing the written test is one half of earning your Private Pilots License.

This part of your training consist of in-aircraft instruction with your instructor. This includes instruction hours (dual instruction hours), solo hours, cross-country flying, night flying, landings, takeoff, exam prep and flying with instruments.

Typically, a Part 61 student will be able to choose an ideal schedule with the flight instructor. A lesson typically last between 1 to 3 hours for session.

Completing the aeronautical experience (flight instruction) is one half of earning your Private Pilot License.