Private Pilot License
This is a license that permits the holder to act as the pilot-in-command of an aircraft privately.
- 40 hours of flight time
- passing a written exam
- completing an extensive solo cross country flight
- demonstrating flying skills to an examiner during a flight test
Commercial Pilot License
A commercial pilot license is a qualification that permits the holder to act as a pilot of an aircraft and be paid for his/her work.
- If training under Part 61, at least 250 hours of piloting time including 20 hours of training with an instructor and 10 hours of solo flight, and other requirements including several “cross-country” flights.
- If training under Part 141, at least 190 hours of training time including 55 hours with an instructor and 10 hours of solo flight, and other requirements including several cross-country, solo, and night flights.
- Pass a 100-question aeronautical knowledge test.
- Pass an oral test and flight test administered by an FAA inspector, FAA-designated examiner, or authorized check instructor.
This course requires additional includes rules and procedures specific to instrument flying, additional instruction in meteorology, and more intensive training in flight solely by reference to instruments.
- 50 hours of Pilot in Command cross country
- 40 hours of simulated or actual instrument time.
- 15 hours of flight instruction towards instrument rating.
A multi-engine rating program adds multi-engine privileges to your existing Private or Commercial Pilot Certificate.
Certified Flight Instructor
A flight instructor serves to enhance or evaluate the knowledge and skill level of an aviator in pursuit of a higher pilot’s license, certificate or rating.
- Two additional written exams (Fundamentals of Instruction, or FOI.
- Aknowledge test specific to the category of aircraft in which instructional privileges are desired.