Private Pilot License

Getting PPL(private pilot license) is the first step to become a real pilot! Having a PPL means that you can fly anywhere you want with anyone you want, and absolutely a milestone for the future aviation career. The PPL program granted students the ability to handle any situation under VFR weather. Be a proficiency pilot and act as pilot in command. Being a private pilot also means you have the whole responsibility for the entire flight. Thus, be aware and be always prepared by having a systematic flight training. The outcoming goal of this course is that you will learn how to fly to any possible destination on your own, having reasonable aero-decision making, fluence communication with ATC, and other aircraft, determine the weather condition for go or no-go flight and basic aircraft maneuvers.

 

General Requirements

  • 14 CFR 61.109
  • Be at least 17 years old
  • Be able to read, listen, write and speak English fluently
  • At least hold a third-class medical certificate
  • Pass the required knowledge test
  • Pass the required practical test
  • Log enough flight time(Minimum 40 with 10 hours solo) and received endorsement from the authorized instructor
  • Receive and log ground training by an authorized instructor

Instrument Flight Rating

IFR allows the pilot to fly into IMC (Instrument meteorological condition).

In this course, you will learn how to fly solely by instrument. Using different procedures for different kinds of approaches, knowing deeper weather knowledge, and using airport lighting systems would allow you to become capable to fly into more weather conditions. After accomplishing the task, the pilot can fly with more confidence under different circumstances, stronger ability on handling multitasking. When you get your IFR, it means you are ready for the next step.

 

General Requirements

  • 14CFR  61.65
  • Hold at least a current private pilot certificate
  • Pass the required knowledge test
  • Pass the required practical test
  • Log required flight time (solo, training and hood time)
  • 50hrs XC time, 40 hours simulated time, 15 hours with the instructor

Commercial Pilot License

CPL (Commercial Pilot License)
The greatest difference between PPL and CPL is that you can act as pilot in command for hire or compensation. In order words, you can earn money by using your skills as a pilot!
If you want to get ATP (Airline Transport Pilot), CPL is what you should start with. If you are interested in becoming a certified flight instructor (CFI), this will also be your requirement.

Being a commercial pilot means you can engage in the following operations such as:

  • student instructions
  • Ferry or training flight
  • Emergency mail service

Aerial work operations such as:

  • Banner towing
  • Agricultural activities
  • Traffic report
  • Aero photographing

General requirements

  • 14CFR 61.123
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold at least current private pilot license certificate
  • Be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language
  • Receive a logbook endorsement from an authorized instructor
  • Pass the required knowledge test
  • Pass the required practical test
  • 14CFR 61.129 Aeronautical Experience
  • Must log at least 250 flight hours