Private Pilot Requirements

  • 1. Must be at least 17 years old.
  • 2. Must provide proof of US citizenship (photo ID and birth certificate or passport).
  • 3. Log 40 hours of flight time.
  • 4. Log 20 of the required 40 with a certified flight instructor.
  • 5. Pass a knowledge (written) test with a grade of 70% or better.
  • 6. Pass a practical (oral and flight) test given by a FAA examiner.
  • 7. Must have (at least) a current Third Class Airman Medical Certificate.