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What is a Part 61 Flight School?

On The Fly aviation is a Part 61 flight school. This means that we are a local flight school that prepares you to become a professional pilot through our ground school and practical flight training. Part 61 schools are subject to FAA inspection and must meet minimum performance levels in terms of preparing students for the FAA flight tests, both practical and written.

Part 61 Private Pilot Requirements

  • Be at least 17 years of age

  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language

  • Hold a U.S. Student Pilot certificate, Sport Pilot certificate, or Recreational Pilot certificate

  • Obtain the appropriate logbook endorsements from an authorized instructor

  • Pass the required knowledge test

  • Meet the aeronautical experience requirements

  • Pass a practical test


Benefits of a Part 61 School

  • Flexible Schedule

  • Customized Training Program

  • Minimum of 40 hours to PPL

  • Minimum of 250 hours to CPL

  • Cost-effective for part-time students

Ready to take that step to gain your private pilot's license? If you already have pilot training experience and are looking to refresh your skills, we also offer private pilot refresher training courses. Get started today with On The Fly Aviation. Schedule a discovery flight today to take flight! 

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