Private Pilot Cerificate 

General Requirements

   Applicant must be at least 16 years old to solo, 17 to earn license

   Be able to read, speak, and understand English

   Pass a written, multiple choice exam, with at least a score of 70%

   Receive an FAA Medical from an Aviation Medical Examiner

Training Requirements

   A minimum of 40 flight hours

   At least 20 hours of dual instruction

   At least 10 hours of solo flight time

   A minimum of 8 hours of cross country time (3 dual, 5 solo)

   At least 3 hours dual night flight with at least 10 takeoffs and landings

Limitations & Privileges

   A private pilot may not carry passengers or property for compensation or hire

   May not pay less than the pro rata share of the operating expenses of the flight

   Unless for medical reasons, there are no restrictions on flying at night

Private Pilot Price Quote

Cessna 150 N11454

(The FAA requires a minimum of 40 flight hours.  Quote based on 55 hours*)

Dual Instruction

       30 hours at $140/hour (Airplane rental $95/hr, Instruction $45/hr).................................................$4200.00

Solo Flight

       25 hours at $95/hr..........................................................................................................................$2375.00

Ground Instruction

       40 hours at $45/hr..........................................................................................................................$1800.00

Books & Materials

       WFS Private Pilot Kit - All Required Study Materials........................................................................$175.95

       Sectional Chart.....................................................................................................................................$9.50

       Cessna 150L Pilot Operating Handbook............................................................................................$15.00

                                                                                                                                Sales Tax.................$298.40

Total Cost...........................................................................................................................$8873.85

* We do not guarantee that a student will solo in 25 hours, or receive a private pilot certificate in 55 hours.  These figures are estimates of the actual costs.  The cost for each individual varies with several factors including aptitude, frequency of flight training, and pre-flight preparation.  Most students pay as they fly, however, financing may be available from your personal financial institution.  Other financing information is available through Pilot Finance.  An FAA Medical Certificate (Third Class) must be obtained.  Prices vary among medical examiners, but the average cost is approximately $150.  The cost for the private pilot knowledge exam (written test) is $150.  The current cost for a private pilot practical exam (check ride) with a local Designated Examiner is $300.  This quote is based on using our Cessna 150 N11454.  The cost will be higher if you fly the Cessna 172.

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