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Private Pilot Course     


With a private pilot certificate, you can fly yourself and your friends and family around day or night but you can’t get paid to fly.

How would you like to fly to the Bahamas or Key West for the weekend?

Training options:

- Pay by the hour and learn at your own pace.  There are no time restrictions for completion and you can purchase supplies as you need them.  
- Purchase the Private Pilot Course.  The course must be completed within 90 days and includes everything you need to become a private pilot except the medical exam.  We recommend you get your medical exam prior to starting training although it isn’t required until you solo (fly by yourself).
- Purchase the Accelerated Private Pilot Course.  This course uses the same curriculum as if you were learning at your own pace.  The difference is you get unlimited ground instruction and one-on-one guidance from a dedicated instructor.  The instructor will teach you everything you need to know and assist in prepping you for the written and oral exam.

Course Details:  

Our Private Pilot Course includes the following:  
43 hours in a Cessna 172
30 hours with an Instructor in the Airplane (10 hours solo)
20 hours (Accelerated Course - Unlimited hours) of one-on-one ground instruction

*Not included:  Medical Exam - Cost is $80-$150.  To find an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) near you, click here.
Written Exam Fee ($150.00, paid to the testing center)
Practical Exam Fee ($600.00, paid to the examiner)
Supplies:  Syllabus, headset, kneeboard, plotter, E6-B flight computer, Jacksonville and Miami Sectional Charts, Chart Supplement Book, Gleim FAA Knowledge Test Prep Private Pilot book, Flight Maneuvers guide, oral exam guide and a flight bag for all your gear.