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How much does it cost to get my Private Pilot's License?On average a private pilot’s license (PPL) costs about $10,000: Airplane rental: $5,000-7,000 Instructor: $1,000-2,500 Medical: $75-200 Ground School: $250-500 Exams: $800-1,000
How long does it take to get my Private Pilot's License?Getting your private pilot’s license is all about getting the required hours (40 hours for private) and demonstrating the knowledge and skill to be signed off by your instructor for the check ride. While the base requirement is 40 flight hours that is comprised of certain missions and skills being accomplished, the national average for flight hours at the check ride is closer to 60-70. How long that will take you to accomplish all depends on how often you can fly. A realistic time to complete this is about six months if you are flying consistently (10 hours of actual flight time per month, which is at least 1 flight lesson every week averaging about 2.5 hours per flight). The more often you fly, the more efficient your training will be because you will not lose knowledge or muscle memory between flights.
Is it hard to learn to fly?No. People of all shapes and sizes, ages and abilities have learned to fly. It's fun, and from the beginning of your training, you get to do most of the actual flying! On the practical side - while flying isn't a difficult skill to learn, you'll have to be willing to stick with it until you meet all the requirements. Also, you should consider the cost of becoming a pilot - you'll have to pay for your physical exam and your lessons.
When can I start?Right away! All you have to do is contact us and we can get you scheduled for an introductory flight. You don't have to have a student pilot's certificate or a medical certificate to take flying lessons. You will only need those things before you solo, which will be well into your flight training.
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