Learn to Fly
    Monroe, Georgia  (D73)


Cessna 172
- IFR Certified, Garmin 430WAAS, Dual GS, 4 seats

$110/hour wet
Discounts available for pre-paid block time.
 
Dual Flight Instruction:
$60/hour

Flight Review:

1 hour ground/1 hour flight
$120.00
(plus aircraft rental if applicable)



Whether your desire to learn to fly is just for fun, business related or to pursue a professional pilot career, the FAA imposes minimums and requirements for each and every pilot certifcate and rating. To assure the highest level of safety, these minimums and requirement are found in the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR's) Let's take a look at the requirements:
Private Pilot Requirements:
To be eligible for a private pilot certificate. a person must be at least 17 years of age, be able to read, speak, write  and understand english. You must receive a Student Pilot Certificate from the FAA and pass at least a 3rd class medical before your first solo, for which you have to be 16 years of age. You must also pass an FAA written exam within 24 months prior to taking the Private Pilot Practical Test and you must have logged the following flight times:

40 total hours which must include at least:

  • 20 dual hours of dual flight training with an instructor
  • 10 hour of solo flight time
  • 3 hours of night dual to include:
  • 1 night dual cross-country over 100 nm
  • 10 night takeoffs and landings performed to a full stop
  • 3 hours of simulated or actual instrument flight
  • 3 hours of practical test prep in the previous 60 days
  • 1 solo cross-country at least 150nm long, with landings at 3 separate airports

Commercial Pilot Requirements:
To be eligible for a commercial pilot certificate. a person must be at least 18 years of age, be able to read, speak, write and understand English and have at least a second class medical certificate. You must also pass an FAA written exam within 24 months prior to taking the Commercial Pilot Practical Test and you must have logged at least 250 hours of flight time that consist of:

  • 100 hours in powered aircraft/50 hours in airplanes
  • 100 hours of Pilot In Command (PIC) flight time/50 PIC hours in airplanes
  • 50 hours of cross-country PIC flight/at least 10 in airplanes
  • 20 hours of dual flight training that include:
    (1) 10 hours of simulated or actual instrument training
    (2) 10 hours of training in a complex aircraft
    (3) one 2-hour/100nm day cross-country flight
    (4) one 2-hour/100nm night cross-country flight
    (5) 3 hours in preparation for the commercial pilot practical test
  • One cross-country flight/300nm flight with landings at a minimum of 3 points, one of which is a straight-line distance of at least 250nm from the original departure point.
  • 5 hours night VFR with 10 takeoffs and landings at a control towered airport

Instrument Rating Requirements:
A person who applies for an instrument rating must hold at least a current private pilot certificate, or be concurrently applying for a private pilot certificate, with an airplane, helicopter, or powered-lift rating appropriate to the instrument rating sought. You must also pass an FAA written exam within the past 24 months. and logged the following flight times:       

  • 50 hours of cross country time as PIC of which 10 must be in an instrument rated plane
  • 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time
  • 15 hours of instrument flight training with an instructor, in the appropriate aircraft category
  • 3 hours of practical test prep within the previous 60 days
  • A 250nm cross country flight under an IFR flight plan with an instrument approach at each airport and at least 3 different kinds of approaches.   
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