There is often an impression that general aviation is elite and expensive - a fantasy or a pipe dream out of reach for the average person. The reality is that just about anyone can become a pilot with an investment of time, money, and personal commitment.
Learning to fly opens up a whole new world of adventure and will teach you more than you imagined about yourself along the journey. You are never too old to learn, and almost never too young!
How do I become a private pilot?
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Pay-As-You-Go: $249/hr for dual instruction and $174/hr for solo aircraft rental. Ask about earning cash-back when you add a minimum deposit on your account with us.
Learning to fly is like any other investment. You may buy a house in a growing market, have taken a job or course to prepare you for the next step in your career, or earn a pilot’s license; each of these will help you create a future that is better than yesterday. You can look at flying the exact same way. If you’re flying for pleasure, you’ll find that learning to fly enhances your communication, critical thinking, and confidence. If you will fly professionally, then this opportunity will enhance your skillset, competitiveness, and eligibility for your career. Regardless, you are investing in a better you.
Flight training scholarships are a great method to pay for flight training. AOPA, EAA, and WAI are among organizations that offer the most scholarships, and new scholarships pop up all the time – so search frequently, and apply often.
You can also obtain a personal loan for your flight training, either through your own bank, or through a bank that specializes in flight training loans. Several options include:
Ready to take your Private Pilot FAA written exam?
Before you take your checkride, you'll have to pass a written exam which can be taken at our testing center. Learn how to schedule here.
It's always a good idea to pass your written exam sooner rather than later, and many students opt to take their exam before they start flight training.
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