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PRIVATE PILOT - SINGLE ENGINE LAND (SEL) COURSE

A Private Pilot Certificate is your starting point. The student will obtain the knowledge, skill, and aeronautical experience necessary to meed the requirements for a Private Pilot Certification with an airplane category rating and a single-engine land class rating. Upon completion of the course, the Student will have received a minimum of 37 hours of flight time and minimum 45 hours of ground and classroom instruction. No prior flight experience is required.

The Private Pilot may fly a single engine airplane for pleasure or for personal business. The Private Pilot may carry passengers and share some flight expenses but cannot fly for full compensation.



Becoming a pilot required two elements: ground and flight training.  
Ground training subjects will be covered in ground school or in one-on-one training. The subjects that will be covered in the Private Ground Course are the following: 
aerodynamics and the principles of flight; aircraft systems; meteorology and weather data services; airspace; air traffic control; radio communications; federal aviation regulations; aero medical factors; aeronautical charts and associated publications; aircraft performance and limitations; basic and radio navigation; night flying procedures; flight planning; flight maneuvers; and ground operations.

Flight training subjects will be covered flying an airplane in the sky or the use of an Aviation Training Device located next door to the main classroom.  Flight training may occur in one of the five airplanes at American Winds:  Cessna150, Cessna172SP, Piper Warrior,
Piper Arrow, and Piper Seneca II. The areas of operation that will be covered in the Private Flight training Course includes:
preflight procedures; airport operations; takeoffs and landings; performance maneuvers; ground reference maneuvers; navigation and cross-country operations; basic instrument maneuvers; stalls; emergency operations; night operations; and pre/post flight briefings.


Requirements (Part 141 and Part 61):

· Students may begin training at any time, but upon completion, must be at least 17 years of age. Students must be at least 16 years of age to solo

· Complete at least 41 hours of flight time:  25 hours of Dual Instruction (Student with Instructor) and 16 hours Solo Practice (Student flying alone)

·  Pass an FAA Private Pilot Written Exam (60 multiple choice questions)

· Hold at least a current 3rd class medical

· Be able to speak, read, write, and understand the English language

How Much Does It Cost?
The exact cost of your flight training cannot be predicted beforehand.  The cost of flight training depends on many factors including type and size of airplane, how often you fly, and the time and dedication you spend on studying academic books. Click here to go to pricing.