Training Courses


The FAA requires a minimum number of hours for each license or rating. You must have these hours (and specific training) before taking your final checkride. The reality is that everyone exceeds these hours quoted by the FAA. Why? Each student learns at his or her own pace. For example, one student may be able to fly solo with only 15 hours logged in an aircraft. The next student may not be able to handle this maneuver until he has well over 25 or more hours.

The following is the course description and minimum hours required for each course. Please note, additional costs include: approximately 1.5 hours flight for each checkride needed, examiner checkride fees, pilot kit, charts, written exam and renters Insurance.


Private Pilot Certification

  • Allows pilot to fly in VFR (Visual Flight References) conditions only
  • Pilot is taught to fly using visual references
  • 30 hours Dual Flight
  • 10 hours Solo Flight
  • 30 hours Ground School (Can be partially completed with Cessna Kit)

Commercial Certification Single Engine

  • Allows pilots to fly for compensation in a single engine aircraft
  • 10 hours Dual Flight in a Complex Aircraft (Mooney)
  • Pilot must have a total of 250 hours to complete the Commercial Certification

Instrument Rating

  • Allows pilot to fly “in the clouds” or IFR (Instrument Flight References)
  • Pilot is taught to fly by instruments only.
  • 40 hours Dual Flight
  • 30 hours Ground School (Can be partially completed with Cessna Kit)
  • Pilot must have an additional 50 hours Cross Country time to complete

Commercial Certification Multi Engine

  • Allows pilots to fly for compensation in a multi engine aircraft
  • 10 hours Dual Flight in a Multi Engine Aircraft (Baron)

Location, staff, environment all superb. I love training and education particularly in aviation. I wish it was feasible to do short courses all year round.

G. Kostohryz / King Air 90