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Private Pilot Training Part 61



Private Pilot Training
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Private Pilot Training Eligibility Requirements:

  • Provide proof of US citizenship or complete the TSA flight training application
  • Although flight education may begin before age 16, be at least 16 years of age to solo and at least 17 years of age to receive the license
  • Be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language
  • Obtain at least a 3rd class FAA Medical Certificate
  • Satisfactorily complete an FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test
  • Complete a minimum of 40 hours of flight time including 10 hours of solo experience
  • Satisfactorily complete an FAA Check Ride

Cost Estimate

Hours

Description

Rate

Total

38

Cessna-172

$129/hr

$4902

2

Simulator

$35/hr

$70

40

Flight Instruction

$35/hr

$1,400

10

Ground Instruction

$35/hr

$350

 

Private Kit

$250

$250

 

Ground School Software

$100

$100

 

Total

 

$7,072

*This estimate based on the FAA minimum requirements. Student pilot proficiency can vary and some may incur additional hours.
Savings opportunity: Active military discount: $4/HobbsHr). Create a block account with 10 hours paid in advance and receive a $5 per hour discount on aircraft rental.




Instrument Pilot Training

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Provide proof of US citizenship or complete the TSA flight training application
  • Hold at least a current private pilot certificate
  • Be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language
  • Obtain at least a 3rd class FAA Medical Certificate
  • Satisfactorily complete an FAA Instrument Rating Knowledge Test
  • Accumulate 50 hours of pilot-in-command cross country experience
  • Accumulate 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time
  • Satisfactorily complete an FAA Check Ride

Cost Estimate

Hours

Description

Rate

Total

3

Cessna 172

$129/hr

$387

10

Simulator

$35/hr

$350

13

Flight Instruction-advanced

$45/hr

$585

15

Ground Instruction

$45/hr

$600

 

Total

 

$1,922

*This estimate based on the FAA minimum requirements. Pilot proficiency can vary and some may incur additional hours as each applicant's situation will be different. Specific expected costs will be determined at time of application.
Savings opportunity:Active military discount: $4/HobbsHr). Create a block account with 10 hours paid in advance and receive a $5 per hour discount on aircraft rental.

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Commercial Pilot Training  - Single engine (see FAR Part 61.129)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 18 years of age
  • Be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language
  • Obtain at least a 2nd class FAA Medical Certificate
  • Satisfactorily complete an FAA Commercial Rating Knowledge Test
  • Accumulate 250 hours of total flight experience
  • Accumulate 100 hours pilot-in-command
  • Accumulate 10 hours of instrument training
  • Accumulate 10 hours in "complex" airplanes
  • Satisfactorily complete an FAA Check Ride

Cost Estimate

Hours

Description

Rate

Total

10

Beech Sierra (complex)

$190/hr

$1,900

10

Flight Instruction-advanced

$45/hr

$450

10

Ground Instruction

$45/hr

$450

 

Total

 

$2,800

*This estimate based on the FAA minimum requirements. Pilot proficiency can vary and some may incur additional hours.
Savings opportunity: Active military discount: $4/HobbsHr). Create a block account with 10 hours paid in advance and receive a $5 per hour discount on aircraft rental.

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Certified Flight Instructor Training

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 18 years of age
  • Be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language
  • Obtain at least a 3rd class FAA Medical Certificate
  • Hold at least a Commercial Pilot Certificate or Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with an Instrument Rating
  • Satisfactorily complete an FAA CFI Knowledge Test
  • Satisfactorily complete an FAA Fundamentals of Instruction Knowledge Test
  • Satisfactorily complete an FAA Check Ride

Cost Estimate

Hours

Description

Rate

Total

10

Cessna 172

$129/hr

$1,290

20

Flight Instruction-advanced

$45/hr

$900

10

Ground Instruction

$45/hr

$450

 

Total

 

$2.640

*This estimate based on the FAA minimum requirements. Pilot proficiency can vary and some may incur additional hours.


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Multi-Engine Add On Course

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Hold at least a Private Pilot or Commercial Pilot license
  • Complete flight maneuvers to PTS standards
  • Satisfactorily complete an FAA Check Ride

Cost Estimate

Hours

Description

Rate

Total

10

Beechcraft Duchess

$450/hr

$4,500

10

Flight Instruction-advanced

$60/hr.

$600

5

Ground Instruction

$60/hr.

$300

 

Total

 

$5,400

*This estimate based on the FAA minimum requirements. Pilot proficiency can vary and some may incur additional hours.
Savings opportunity: Create a block account with 10 hours paid in advance and receive a $5 per hour discount on aircraft rental.

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ATP

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must complete ATP-CTP Written Exam prior to starting
  • ATP candidates must meet the requirements outlined in 14 CFR 61.153, 155, 156 (if applicable), 157, 159 and 160 (if applicable).
    Slight variations exist in age, training and experience requirements based on the education background and flight experience of each candidate. Please contact RRA to help you ascertain your specific requirements in order to be eligible to pursue this certificate.

Cost Estimate

Hours

Description

 

 

6.5

Beechcraft Duchess

 

 

4.5

Flight Instruction

 

 

4.5

Ground Instruction

 

 

3.0

Duchess simulator

 

 

Prepaid Special Package based on above hours: $3,500 plus FAA DPE fee.

*This estimate based on the FAA minimum requirements. Pilot proficiency can vary and some may incur additional hours.

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Complex Transition
To earn a complex endorsement, a pilot must train with a Certified Flight Instructor. There is no hourly requirement or written examination, just an instructor endorsement stating the pilot is proficient and safe in the operation of complex aircraft. The pilot may hold either a PRIVATE or COMMERCIAL Pilot certificate.




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