Training Requirements

Training Requirements

Student pilot requirements:

  • Must be able to read, speak, write, and understand English.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Be in possession of a student pilot medical I student license.
  • Take a pre-solo written test and have it corrected to 100%. Endorsement in log book.
  • Receive a solo endorsement on the student license and in the log book.
  • Receive a 90 day initial endorsement in log book.

Flight training:

  • Preflight, planning, power plant operation, aircraft systems.
  • Taxing, surface operation, run-ups.
  • Take-offs and landings including crosswind and normal.
  • Straight and level flight, turns in both directions.
  • Climbs and climbing turns in both directions.
  • Airport traffic patterns, including entry and departure procedures.
  • Collision, wind shear, and wake turbulence avoidance.
  • Descents, with and without turns using high and low drag configurations.
  • Flight at various airspeeds from cruise to slow flight.
  • Stall entries from various flight attitudes and power combinations with recovery initiated at the first indication of a stall, and recovery from a full stall.

Ground reference maneuvers:

  • Turns around a point.
  • S turns on a road.
  • Rectangular patterns.
  • Descending turns around a point power off.
  • Approaches to a landing with simulated engine malfunctions. Slips to a landing.
  • Go-a rounds.

Private Pilot requirements for Airplane Single Engine Land rating (ASEL):

  • Must be 17 years of age.
  • Receive an endorsement and pass the computer written test with at least a 70%.
  • Receive an endorsement for proof of citizenship.
  • Must loo at least 40 hours of flight time, of that time at least 20 dual and 1 O solo hours.
  • 3 hours dual cross country.
  • 3 hours dual night flight training with a night cross country of at least 100 miles total distance and ten take-offs and landings to a full stop with each cycle operating an airport traffic pattern
  • 3 hours of dual flight training solely by reference to the instruments.
  • 3 hours of dual flight training within the preceding 60 davs of the practical test and an endorsement. Performance maneuvers to include short field, soft field take-offs and landings.

10 hours of solo time must include:

  • 5 hours solo cross country time which includes one flight of at least 150 miles with full stop landings at three points and one segment of at least 50 nautical miles straight line distance between airports.
  • 3 take-offs and landings to a full stop at a towered airport with each flight in the traffic pattern.
  • A solo cross country endorsement
  • Repeated solo flight to other airports within 25 nautical miles endorsement.
  • Repeated solo flight to other airports within 50 nautical miles endorsement.
  • Receive an endorsement and pass the practical test with the examiner.