Private Pilot (STEP 1)

The Private Pilot License (PPL) is the first major step in aviation, whether you are interested in an aviation career, flying for business, or just as a hobby the private pilto license is the neccessary foundation for all other licenses, ratings or certificatications that follow.

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The art and skill of flying an airplane is learned through out the private pilot course but with certain limitations. The main limitations of the private pilot license (PPL) is you will only be able to fly VFR (Visual Flight Rules).

VFR basically means you must fly by outside the aircraft visual referance, so the visibility must be above certain levels and must manintain a certain distance from clouds. The Instrument Rating with is the next sepp after the PPL VFR license will give a pilot the skill and certification to fly by instrument referance.

Expense
Hours
Cost
Total
Aircraft
40
$149
$5,960
Instructor
20
$55
$1,100
Pre/Post Flight
10
$55
$550
Ground School
10
$55
$550
Books & Supplies
-
$250
$250
Exams and Medical
-
$1000
$1,000
Estimated Total*
-
-
$9,410
Reality Total - VERY Imprtant (READ BELOW)
-
-
$9,410 - $15,000+

Achieving the FAA minimum hours does NOT mean you automatically get a lincense. You will have to pass multiple tests the national average is about 70 hours before a student is competent enough to pass the FAA exams. There are lots of variables involved in what it takes to achieve the passing standards. CALL US and an instructor will explain all this 773-869-6300!

  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language
  • Obtain at least a current third-class medical certificate
  • Log a minimum of 40 hours of flight instruction and solo flight time, and demonstrate a high level of skill.
  • Pass a knowledge test as well as the practical test

*Instruction and flight times quotes are based on FAA regulation minimums. Additional training may be necessary to fullfill test standards.


Instrument Rating (STEP 2)

The Instrument Rating is the second and a very important step. It is absolutley required if you choose to be a commercial pilot and while not requied for the private pilot is equaly important if you choose not to make a career out of aviation.

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Learning how to fly and airplane is accomplished with the private pilot VFR (Visual Flight Rules) course but learning how to master flying the aircraft soly by referance to instrument also known as IFR (Instrument Flight Rules)is acomplished with the instrument rating course.

An instrument rating is required when the visibility has degraded past the legal VFR limits. The IFR rating alows the pilot to file an IFR flight paln, have the skill to, and be able to fly when the weather conditions are marginal.

Expense
Hours
Cost
Total
Aircraft
40
$149
$5,960
Instructor
20
$55
$1,100
Pre/Post Flight
10
$55
$550
Ground School
10
$55
$55
Books & Supplies
-
$250
$250
Exams and Medical
-
$1000
$1,000
Estimated Total*
-
-
$9,410
Reality Total - VERY Imprtant (READ BELOW)
-
-
$9,410 - $15,000+

Achieving the FAA minimum hours does NOT mean you automatically get a lincense. You will have to pass multiple tests the national average is about 70 hours before a student is competent enough to pass the FAA exams. There are lots of variables involved in what it takes to achieve the passing standards. CALL US and an instructor will explain all this 773-869-6300!

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold a private pilot certificate
  • Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language
  • Obtain at least a current third-class medical certificate
  • Log a minimum of 40 hours of instrument time
  • Pass a knowledge test as well as the practical test

*Instruction and flight times quotes are based on FAA regulation minimums. Additional training may be necessary to fullfill test standards.


Commercial Pilot (STEP 3)

A Commercial Pilot License (CPL) is required if you choose to make aviation your career. If you want to get paid for flying on a professional level by airline, private charter, flight instruction, or any other type of flying service then a CPL is absolutley required.

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A commercial pilot license will elevate you flying skills to the professional level. You will learn how to master commercial level maneuvers, systems, and regulations that will start you career in aviation as a pilot.

Expense
Hours
Cost
Total
Aircraft
20
$149
$2,980
Instructor
20
$55
$1,100
Pre/Post Flight
5
$55
$275
Ground School
5
$55
$275
Books & Supplies
-
$250
$250
Exams and Medical
-
$1000
$1,000
Estimated Total*
-
-
$5,880
Reality Total - VERY Imprtant (READ BELOW)
-
-
$5,880 - $10,000+

There are many prerequisites to the commercial license which are not listed in the cost estimates. Achieving the FAA minimum hours does NOT mean you automatically get a lincense. There are lots of variables involved in what it takes to achieve the passing standards. CALL US and an instructor will explain all this 773-869-6300!

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold a private pilot certificate
  • Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language
  • Obtain at least a current third-class medical certificate
  • Have logged at least 250 hours
  • Pass a knowledge test as well as the practical test

*Instruction and flight times quotes are based on FAA regulation minimums. Additional training may be necessary to fullfill test standards.


Flight Instructor (STEP 4)

Becoming a flight instructor is the next setp after getting a commercial pilot license. As a flight instructor you will be able to teach others how to fly an aircraft and get paid in the preocess..

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A flight instructor career can be very fulfilling, thaere are manu opportunities as a flight instructor flying all kinds of aircraft, having fun in the process, and getting paid.

In addition, after attaining a commercial pilot license the fastest way to build flight time necessary for an airline career is to become a flight instructor if that is your career path.

 

Expense
Hours
Cost
Total
Aircraft
10
$149
$1,490
Instructor
10
$55
$550
Pre/Post Flight
10
$55
$550
Ground School
10
$55
$550
Books & Supplies
-
$250
$250
Exams and Medical
-
$1000
$1,000
Estimated Total*
-
-
$4,390
Reality Total - VERY Imprtant (READ BELOW)
-
-
$4,390 - $10,000+

Achieving the FAA minimum hours does NOT mean you automatically get a lincense. You will have to pass multiple tests the national average is about 70 hours before a student is competent enough to pass the FAA exams. There are lots of variables involved in what it takes to achieve the passing standards. CALL US and an instructor will explain all this 773-869-6300!

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold a commercial pilot certificate
  • Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language
  • Obtain at least a current third-class medical certificate
  • Pass 2 knowledge tests as well as the practical test

*Instruction and flight times quotes are based on FAA regulation minimums. Additional training may be necessary to fullfill test standards.