A private pilot license (PPL) or, a private pilot certificate, is a license that permits the holder to act as the pilot-in-command of an aircraft privately (not for pay).

 The requirements to obtain the license are determined by the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO), but the actual implementation varies widely from country to country.

According to the FAA, it is obtained by successfully completing a course with at least 40 hours of flight time, passing a written exams, completing an extensive solo cross country flight (minimum cumulative solo flight time is 10 hours), and successfully demonstrating flying skills to an examiner during a flight test or check-ride (including an oral exam).

In the United States, pilots can be trained under Title 14 of federal code part 141 which allows to apply for your certificate in as little as 35 hours. However, most pilots require 60–70 hours of flight time to complete training.

The minimum age for a private pilot certificate is 16 for balloons and gliders, and 17 for powered flight (airplanes, helicopters, and gyro-planes).

Pilots can begin training at any age and can solo balloons and gliders at age 14, powered aircraft at age 16.

 

Estimated prices are based on the FAA minimum requirements

Private Pilot Certificate Cessna 150/152 Conventional 
30 Hours Dual  in Cessna 150 / 152 $3,960
10 Hours Solo Flight
$820
15 Hours Ground Instruction $750
FAA Written & Flight Test Check-ride
$850
Pilot Equipment & Study Kit $395
Beginner 40% Instruction Discount -$900
Estimated Cost
$5,875

 

Private Pilot Certificate Cessna 172 Conventional 
30 Hours Dual  in Cessna 172 $4,650
10 Hours Solo Flight
$1,050
15 Hours Ground Instruction $750
FAA Written & Flight Test Check-ride
$850
Pilot Equipment & Study Kit $395
Beginner 40% Instruction Discount -$900
Estimated Cost 
$6,795

Daytona Aviation Academy provide all flight training and courses programs with no hidden fee or overcharges. If you planning your training towards your certification please refer to our Training Rates page for detailed prices and costs.

Interested in other courses? Check out our complete list of courses.

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