1751 Shuttle Columbia Drive Suite 310

El Paso, TX 79925

915.852.8326

Private Pilot


FAA requirements:


Age :17+ years old to apply for license. Training may start an earlier age.


Education requirements : Able to read, write, and speak English

fluently.

Flight time requirement : Minimum of 40 hours of flight training. This
training must include a minimum of:

​1. 20 hours dual flight instruction

2. 10 hours solo flight training

3. 10 hours additional flight training

4.  5 hours simulator flight training


Ground instruction requirements :


1. 15 hours average ground instruction


Examinations:

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 1. Private pilot knowledge test

​2. Private pilot practical test 


Cessna 152 MinimumEstimated Cost - $6,300.99


1. 40 hours aircraft rental @ $100/hr = $4,000 

2. 20 hours dual instruction @ $40/hr = $800

3. 5 hours simulator flight training @ $57/hr = $285 

4. Jeppesen Online ground school kit = $315.99

5. 15 hours ground instruction @ $20/hr = $300

6. Medical Certificate = $150.00

7. Private pilot knowledge exam = $150.00

8. Private pilot practical test examiner's fee = $300.00


Cessna 172 / Piper Warrior Minimum Estimated Cost - $7,700.99


1. 40 hours aircraft rental @ $135/hr = $5400 

2. 20 hours dual instruction @ $40/hr = $800

3. 5 hours simulator flight training @ $57/hr = $285 

4. Jeppesen Online ground school kit = $315.99

5. 15 hours ground instruction @ $20.00/hr = $300

6. Medical Certificate = $150.00

7. Private pilot knowledge exam = $150.00

8. Private pilot practical test examiner's fee = $300.00


​* Estimated cost are based on F.A.A. required minimum flight hours. Most students average between 40-50 flight training hours for the Instrument Rating program completion.