Private Pilot Curriculum


Requirements (FAR 61.103)
  • 17 years old, English proficient
  • Pass required knowledge exam (70%)
  • Must log 40 hours including 20 hours from instructor and 10 solo
  • 3 hours XC
  • 3 hours night flight including one XC over 100 NM total distance and 10 TO and LA to full stop
  • 3 hours by instrument
  • 3 hours prep for practical within 60 days of test
  • 10 hours solo w/ 5 hrs solo XC
  • One solo XC of at least 150 NM total and min of 3 points, one segment >= 50 NM
  • 3 takeoffs / landings to full stop at a tower airport
Practical Test Standards (PDF)