In as little as 35 hours of flight training, you can become a private pilot. This will allow you to fly anywhere in the United States and is the first step of becoming a professional pilot! Being a private pilot has many advantages. You can take a loved one, children, friends, or anyone you want to any location. Imagine flying a spouse to Key West for dinner and back in time for the 11 o’clock news. All of this and more is possible with your private pilot license.
The Private Pilot certificate consists of three milestones
- The FAA Private Pilot written exam
- Flight training and ground school
- The ‘Checkride’ which is the final test consisting of part oral exam and part flight skills assessment conducted by an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE).