Private Pilot

About Our Private Pilot Course

Overview

The FAA Private Pilot Certificate is a certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration, which allows a person to legally operate an aircraft with passengers and baggage. Whether your dream is to earn your Private Pilot’s license, or you are planning to eventually earn advanced ratings, your Private Pilot License is the most important rating you will earn. It is the basis upon which all your flight experience and advanced flight training will be built.

Ready to Get Started? Here is what you will need.

If you are a United States citizen, the Transportation Security Administration requires us to simply make a copy of your birth certificate and photo ID issued by a government agency or a United States Passport to verify your citizenship. If you are not an American citizen, you will be required by TSA to complete a TSA screening process. No worries, we can guide you through that process. Once TSA screening is complete, you are ready to enroll in our private pilot course.

Private Pilot License Requirements

  1. Candidate must be at least 17 years old to acquire your private pilot license. Candidate must be 16 years old to solo. There is no minimum age to begin flight training. 
  2. You must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  3. You must possess at least a third-class FAA medical to solo.
  4. You must receive flight training from a FAA certified flight instructor.
  5. You must complete the training required by the FAA including a minimum of 35 hours of dual flight instruction, 35 hours of ground instruction and a final endorsement from your Certified Flight Instructor stating that you meet all requirements and are prepared for a practical flight test.
  6. You must pass the written aeronautical knowledge test.
  7. You must pass your Private Pilot Flight test.

Are You Ready to Live your Dream? Let the Learning Begin.

Is it time to experience flight? If you are in the area, why not schedule your discovery flight. The discovery flight is your first opportunity to fly an aircraft. You will be introduced to flight instructor, spend about 15 minutes being introduced to your Cessna Skyhawk aircraft, preflight and you are airborne. You will spend about 35 minutes of actual hands on flying. After landing, you will be presented with a logbook detailing your first flight hours. Best of all, if you decide to proceed, that time will count toward your total flight time.

Time and Hours

Each student decides what schedule of flight training will work best for their lifestyle. While some choose an accelerated schedule, others may choose to fly just once or twice weekly. At Ocean Aviation Flight Academy, you will pay as you go so no large outlay of funds is required. Your schedule can be as relaxed as you should be as you live your dream of learning to fly. The Federal Aviation Administration, under part 141 of the Federal Aviation Regulations has set a minimum time for an applicant to obtain the Private Pilot’s License at 35 hours of flight time but the FAA does not set a timeframe to accomplish those hours. Training can be as rapid or as relaxed as you would like it to be. Our goal is always to provide the most professional training available.

Training will be conducted under FAA Part 141. Ocean Aviation reserves the right to train student under part 61 should the student not maintain standards. Included in tuition is all dual and solo flight time, enrollment in the Cessna Pilot Center Private Pilot Course, Pre-Flight and Post Flight Briefings, Classroom training, sectional chart, and A6B and Plotter. The cost of FAA medical, knowledge test, flight test, aircraft to be used in the flight test, and pilot’s headset are not included in the cost.

Any additional training required is not included and will be invoiced at our hourly rate.

We recommend contacting our enrollment counselors at admissions@flyoceanaviation.com to discuss your individual needs. They are trained professionals that will take the time to discuss your individual course requirements and are happy to discuss a schedule and price quote based on your individual needs.

As an eventual career path or simply a way of life, there is nothing quite like the thrill of flying!