The Private Pilot Certificate, internationally referred to as the Private Pilot License (PPL), allows students to obtain the foundational knowledge and skills for all future aircraft pilot training. As a Private Pilot, you can fly an airplane day and night in visual flight conditions and carry passengers (friends, family, co-workers, etc.). You cannot fly for paid compensation or hire. However, you can share the operating expenses with your passengers.
Requirements: -Be at least 16 Years Old to Solo -Must be 17 Years Old to earn Certificate -Read, speak, write, and understand English -Able to obtain an FAA 3rd Class Medical
Minimum Flight Time to Complete 40 Hours*
The Instrument Pilot Course is designed to teach pilots to operate aircraft in low-visibility environments, such as heavy cloud cover or heavy rain. The flight lessons in the course provide pilots the knowledge to rely solely on instruments to navigate the aircraft in situations where they cannot rely on visual instincts.
Requirements: -Must be 17 Years Old to earn Certificate -Hold at least a current Private Pilot Certificate -Read, speak, write, and understand English -Hold a current 3rd Class FAA Medical or FAA Basic Med
Minimum Flight Time to Complete 35 Hours*
The FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate, internationally referred to as Commercial Pilot License (CPL) qualifies pilots to be financially compensated for piloting an aircraft. Unlike the Private Pilot Certificate, which is designed for recreational use and only permits the licensed pilot to share the cost of the flight, a CPL is the key to earning money through your service as an aircraft pilot.
Requirements: -Must be 18 Years Old to earn certificate -Hold at least a current Private Pilot Certificate -Read, speak, write, and understand English -Hold a current 2nd Class FAA Medical
Minimum Flight Hours Required -FAA Minimum Hours Required for CPL is 250 Hours*
As a Certificated Flight Instructor, you will gain the qualifications to teach Private Pilot and Commercial Single-Engine students.
Requirements: -Must be 18 Years Old to earn certificate -Hold at least a Commercial Pilot License and Instrument Rating -Read, speak, write, and understand English -Hold a current 2nd Class Medical or Basic Med
Aircraft and Rates
1981 Cessna 172P Now Based at Madison!
This aircraft is now hangared at Madison Municipal Airport reducing the cost per hour by $10! This Cessna 172 is fresh out of the avionics shop and has been upgraded with the following:
- Avidyne IFD540 - PMA 8000 Audio Panel - Lynx L3 Transponder with ADS-B in and out with traffic and weather - Garmin G5 Direction Gyro - Garmin G5 Attitude Indicator - Vaccum Delete
Price per Hour (With Fuel)*
1981 Cessna 172P
*A discount of $5/hr is offered to Military, Law Enforcement, EMS, Fire, or UPS.
In addition to your Flight Instructor, we use the Sporty's Learn To Fly Ground School and the ASA Syllabus. We do offer a discount by purchasing through us for these materials.
We sell everything you need at a discount. A list of materials will be given to you prior to your first lesson! -Syllabus -Logbooks -Learn to Fly App -Aviation Headset -And any other needs
You will need an FAA Medical completed before you can solo. Costs average between $70-$100.
You will have to take an FAA Written Exam prior to your checkride. These cost around $150.
Checkride Examiner Fee
Your checkride will be with Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE). The average examiner fee cost is around $500-$600.
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