Flight Training

We offer the following courses and instruction:

  • Student Pilot License
  • Private Pilot License
  • Instrument Rating
  • Commercial License
  • CFI, CFII
  • Light Sport Pilot
  • Currency Requirements (VFR & IFR)
  • Tailwheel Instruction and Indorsement
  • Ground School
  • BFR’s
  • Aircraft Rental

Flight Training Requirements (FAA Requirements)

Private Pilot:

Flight training must include:

  • Minimum of 40 hours of flight time (FAA average is 65)
  • 20 hours of dual instruction including:
  • 3 hours cross-country to airports more than 50 miles away
  • 3 hours of dual night instruction, including one trip of at least 100 miles
  • 3 hours of instruction in preparation for the practical test
  • 3 hours of instrument flight training
  • 10 hours of solo flight including:
  • 5 hours of cross-country including a 150 mile round trip, one leg which is > 50 nm
  • 3 take offs and landings ( to a full stop) at an airport with a control tower
  • 3 hours of instruction in preparation for the practical test, within 2 months of test
  • must be age 17 to take the test

Commercial Pilot:

  • Minimum of 250 hours total time
  • 100 hours in powered aircraft, 50 in airplanes
  • 100 hours PIC, 50 in airplanes
  • 50 hours cross-country flight time as PIC, 10 in airplanes
  • 10 hours dual simulated or actual instruments, 5 in airplanes
  • 10 hours dual complex, retractable gear and controllable pitch prop
  • 2 hours dual x-country flight of 100 nm, day
  • 2 hours dual x-country flight of 100 nm, night
  • 1 x-country flight PIC of 300 nm, 3 landing points, one leg which is >250 nm
  • 5 hours PIC night VFR with 10 takeoffs and 10 landings at a controlled airport
  • 3 hours of instruction in preparation for the practical test, within 2 months of test
  • must be age 18 to take the test

Light Sport Pilot:

  • Hold a valid current drivers license
  • 20 hours of flight time
  • Pass a FAA sport pilot knowledge test
  • Pass a FAA sport pilot practical flight test

Instrument Rating:

  • 125 hours total time
  • 50 hours cross-country flight time as pilot in command
  • 40 hours simulated or actual instruments
  • 15 hours dual in aircraft category
  • 1 dual cross country of at least 250 miles under IFR with 3 different approaches
  • 3 hours of instruction in preparation for the practical test



CFI & CFII

  • Must have commercial pilot certificate or ATP certificate
  • Must have an instrument rating
  • Take ground and flight training on fundamentals of instructing
  • must be age 18 to take the test