Private Pilot Course

Basic Requirements

  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language
  • Obtain at least a current FAA third-class medical certificate

The Private Pilot Course includes:

25 hours of classroom instruction on the following aeronautical knowledge areas:

  • Federal Aviation Regulations
  • Aeronutical Information Manual and Advisory Circulars
  • Aeronautical charts for IFR Navigation
  • Radio communications and procedures
  • Recognition of critical weather situations
  • Safe and efficient operation of aircraft
  • Effects of density altitude on takeoff and climb performance
  • Weight and balance computations
  • Principles of aerodynamics, power plants, and aircraft systems
  • Stall awareness, spins, and spin recovery techniques
  • Aeronautical decision making and judgment
  • Preflight preparation

Estimated Cost

Dual Instruction 45 Hours $7,830
Pre/Post Flight Briefing $500
Solo Flight 5 Hours $625
Jeppesen Ground School $239 +Tax
FAA Knowledge Test $150
FAA Practical Test with Plane $750
Pilot Supplie $150
TOTAL $10,244

* Course materials include Jeppesen Private Pilot Kit, aeronautical charts, etc.

** Examiner fee subject to change.

It is important to understand that the time requirements established by the FAA are absolute minimums. While it is possible to complete the course close to the FAA minimum of 35 hours, this can only be done under the most ideal circumstances.

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If you are interested in enrolling or would like to find out our more information about this course please complete a Student Application and e-mail it to fly@rickaviation.com

Student Application