PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE

With your private pilot’s certificate you’ll be certified to fly a small aircraft with passengers in visual flight conditions without an instructor’s supervision. You may NOT be paid as a pilot for hire with this particular license.

INTRODUCTORY FLIGHT

Experience your first flight
with our friendly instructors.
You will familiarize yourself
with the basics of flying a
high-performance aircraft.

ORIENTATION

After completing your discovery
flight and deciding to pursue
training, you will have a briefing
with your instructor to prepare
for your first official lesson.

CONSISTENT TRAINING

Instructors will continually
monitor your progress and approve
students to fly solo solely at their
discretion. Typically within 25-30
hours of training students are
proficient enough to conduct flights
with little help from instructors
– indicating they are ready for a
solo flight.

FIRST SOLO FLIGHT

After your first solo flight, you
will continue working with
your instructor - completing at
least 10 hours of solo flight.

CHECKRIDE

After completing this course,
you'll take a checkride to earn
your Private Pilot Certificate!
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✓ Obtaining and interpreting a weather briefing

✓ Preflighting and postflighting the aircraft

✓ Airport operations, taxi, and radio procedures

✓ Takeoff, straight and level, climbs, descents, and turns

✓ Slow flight and turns

✓ Approach stalls and departure stalls

✓ Steep turns – 45 degree bank

✓ Ground Reference Maneuvers

✓ Following a road, turns about a point, s-turns over a road and rectangular patterns

✓ Pattern entries and go-arounds

✓ Instrument flying and Unusual attitudes

✓ Landings

✓ Emergency procedures

✓ Cross country planning and flying

✓ Solo landings

✓ Solo Cross country flight

✓ Diversions

✓ Night Flying

✓ Advanced landings and takeoffs – Short field and Soft field

✓ Checkride review

Cirrus SR20 – $349/hour (wet)

Instruction – $75/hour

Budget approximately $21,000 – $30,000 to obtain your Private Pilot certificate via the Cirrus SR20 (does not include examiner fees).

  • Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® – the most significant safety innovation in over a half-century of general aviation.
  • Garmin Perspective+ – Giving you an unparalleled level of communication technology at your fingertips, fully integrated into the Cirrus Perspective+ cockpit.
  • "Cirrus leadership brought its accident rate to less than half the industry average". (c) AOPA Air Safety Institute.

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