Flight Training for Certificates

Private Pilot Certificate

Attaining your Private Pilot Certificate is one of the most fulfilling accomplishments you will do as an individual. You have to earn it. This is your first step in your aviation future, whether for personal pleasure or to pursue an aviation career. You and your Flight Instructor will work closely to achieve your goals.

Your first flight lesson will begin with an introduction to procedures and a flight in a Training airplane of your choice. During your training you will learn all aspects of becoming a pilot including aerodynamics, weather, and aircraft systems. After 10 to 20 hours of concentrated training, you become the master of your aircraft, at which time you will be authorized to solo. Further training will consist of cross-country flying and becoming more proficient with flight maneuvers. Your final training will prepare you for your checkride with the FAA, which includes an oral and flight test.

  • Preflight
  • Communications
  • Night Flying
  • Weight/Balance
  • Meteorology
  • Traffic Patterns
  • Take-offs
  • Airspaces
  • Cross-Country
  • Navigation
  • Airplane Systems
  • Emergencies
  • Regulations
  • Airport Operation
  • Maneuvering
  • Landings
  • Instruments
  • 17 Years of Age
  • Third Class Medical Certificate
  • Ground Instruction:
    • 40 hours: Cessna Pilot Center Private Pilot Program
    • 12 hours : Preflight& Postflight Ground Instruction
  • 40 Flight Hours including 20 hours flight instruction with:
    • 3 hours cross-country training
    • 3 hours instrument training
    • 3 hours night-flight practice
    • 3 hours test prep
  • 10 Hours Solo Flight:
    • 5 hours cross-country flight with one cross-country flight of at least 150 nautical miles total distance
  • Successful completion of FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Exam and FAA Practical Exam

Commercial Pilot Certificate

The Commercial Pilot Certificate is your passport to becoming a professional pilot. The training develops your skills in utilizing the maximum performance of the aircraft. Training is focused on precision and smoothness of control applications. You will learn advanced maneuvers and systems using high-performance aircraft. The aircraft becomes an extension of you.

  • Advanced Maneuvers
  • Complex Aircraft
  • Line Inspections
  • Aircraft Systems
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Maximum Performance
  • Takeoff/Landing
  • Precision Approaches
  • Cross-Country
  • 18 Years of Age
  • Second Class Medical Certificate
  • Jeppesen Ground Instruction Course
  • Successful completion of the FAA Commercial Pilot Knowledge Exam and FAA Practical Exam
  • Flight Experience Requirements:
    • 250 hours total time including:
      • 100 hours Pilot in Command
      • 50 hours Cross Country
    • 20 hours of flight instruction with:
      • 10 hours of instrument flight instruction
      • 10 hours in a complex aircraft
      • 2 hours cross-country day VFR flight
      • 2 hours cross-country night VFR flight
      • 3 hours test preparation
    • 10 hours solo flight training with:
      • one cross-country flight of 300 nm
        5 hours of night VFR practice

Flight Instructor Certificate

Traditionally, the most common way to begin a flight career. The Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) is one of the most challenging and rewarding certificates to earn. Imagine having the respect and ability that you remember your first CFI had. Teaching new folks how to fly, and helping current pilots to upgrade, will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.

  • Commercial Pilot Certificate
  • Instrument Rating
  • Aeronautical Knowledge Requirements as Specified by FAR 61.185
  • Flight Proficiency in the Following Areas:
    • Prepare and Conduct Lesson Plans
    • Evaluation of Student Flight Performance
    • Effective Preflight and Postflight Instruction
    • Flight Instructor Responsibilities and Certifying Procedures
    • Effective Analysis and Correction of Common Student Flight Errors
    • Performance and Analysis of Standard Flight Maneuvers Appropriate to the Rating Sought
  • Additional instructor ratings are available for instrument and multi-engine.

Airline Transport Pilot

The culmination of certificates, the Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certificate allows you to carry passengers and cargo as pilot-in-command of a Part 121 or 135 airline operation. The standards are tough, but what would you expect from an Airline Transport Pilot?

  • Commercial Pilot Certificate
  • FAA First Class Medical and 23 Years of Age
  • 1500 Hour of Total Flight Time Including:
    • 500 Hours of Cross Country
    • 75 Hours of Instrument (50 Hours in Flight)
    • 100 Hours Night Flight
  • 250 Hours Pilot in Command (PIC) in Airplanes with:
    • 100 Hours of Cross Country
    • 25 Hours Night Flight
  • Note: The ATP Certificate Acquired in a Single Engine Aircraft Would Limit the Pilot to Single Engine ATP Privileges