Frequently Asked Questions
People in all walks of life have dreams. Is your dream to fly? Some of the most frequently asked questions about learning to fly are listed below.
A pilot certificate ordinarily costs from $6,000 to $12,000. Payments can usually be spread out over several months.
You do not have to own your own plane to fly. You can rent an airplane. (Check with your local airport for more information on rentals.)
Learning to fly is not difficult, but it does require a minimum of 40 hours of training to earn a private pilot certificate. The more frequently you fly, the quicker you will earn your wings.
Flight training is divided into two parts: ground school and flight training. Ground school teaches the principles, procedures and regulations you will put into practice in an airplane. Before you can earn a pilot certificate, you must pass a computerized FAA knowledge test (with a score of at least 70 percent) on this information.
You will be flying on your first lesson, with your certified flight instructor’s help.