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Flight Training: Private Pilot Certificate
Your private pilot certificate (commonly refered to as the private pilot license) is the starting point for both career pilots and pilots who just want to fly for fun. This is the certificate held by the majority of active pilots. Once you obtain your certificate, you are able to take your family and friends flying. As a private pilot, you are able to fly under visual flight rules (VFR) which means you must keep certain clearance from clouds and avoid inclement weather.
However, you are able to fly at night with
this license. To fly in inclement weather
and cloud coverage under Instrument
Flight Rules (IFR), please see more
information on the Instrument Rating.
A private pilot may not be compensated for
hire, unless they posess a Commercial
Rating, which is commonly obtained after
the private and instrument ratings.

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Requirements & Costs

Private Pilot Course Estimate:
Aircraft Rental (C-152) ..................
Flight Instruction ..........................
Ground (Pre & Post) .....................
Private Pilot Kit .......................................................
Knowledge Test Fee ................................................
Check Ride Fee ......................................................
Airman Medical Exam .............................................


Please note: This is an estimate based on Pavco’s average student completion time. Please be aware that many flight schools will quote the FAA minimum of 40 hours, which is rarely ever attained by the average student. Although these other schools may appear cheaper, we prefer to give you a realistic quote for your flight training goals. Prices may change without notice based on aircraft rental rates. Prices effective 9/27/2017


The requirements to obtain a Private Pilot Certificate are:
    •  Be at least 17 years old (but you can start training at any age!)
    •  Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language
    •  Obtain at least a third class medical certificate from an Aviation Medical Examiner
    •  Accumulate and log a specified amount of training and experience, including the following:
         •  If training under Part 141: at least 35 hours of piloting time including:
              •  20 hours dual flight instruction
              •  5 hours of solo flight training
         •  If training under Part 61: at least 40 hours of flight training including:
              •  20 hours dual flight instruction
              •  10 hours of solo flight training
    •  Pass a computerized FAA knowledge test
    •  Pass an oral test and flight test administered by an FAA inspector, FAA-designated examiner, or
       authorized check instructor (Part 141 only)

For more details and aeronautical requirements, please see the Federal Aviation Regulations


Hours
50
40
10



Rate/Hr
$99.00
$55.00
$55.00




TOTAL:


Total
$4,950.00
$2,200.00
$550.00
$300.00
$150.00
$500.00
    $120.00
$8,770.00
Training Materials & Pilot Supplies

Pavco has all of the training materials you will need to get started with your flying. Please come in and browse our pilots shop. Our staff will help you find the training materials you need...

Items you will need:
  • Cessna Private Ground School Kit
  • Aviation headset
  • E6B Flight Computer (included in Cessna kit)
  • Pilot Logbook (included in Cessna kit)
  • Aircraft Information Manual
  • Aeronautical Charts

Strongly Recommended:
  • Flight Bag (organize and transport or gear)
  • Pilot Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
  • Airplane Flying Handbook
  • Plotter (for cross country flight planning)
  • Seattle Terminal Area Chart
  • Airport/ Facility Directory
  • Private Oral Exam Guide
  • Private Airman Certification Standards
Earn your Bachelor's Degree of Science in Aviation
right here at Pavco!