Private Pilot

PRIVATE PILOT GROUND SCHOOLS

SATURDAY ONLY CLASSES BEGIN EVERY  ELEVEN WEEKS – IN SALT LAKE CITY

ACCELERATED PROGRAMS BEGIN SEVERAL TIMES PER YEAR (CALL FOR DETAILS)

Private Pilots comprise the largest group of pilots and are among the most active fliers. In 2003, there were 241,045 Private Pilots. To become a Private Pilot, one must be at least 17 years old and have a minimum of 35 hours of flight time, including 20 hours of instruction and 10 hours of solo, and have a FAA medial.

A Private Pilot—with appropriate training, ratings, and endorsements (e.g., float-plane, taildragger, multiengine, helicopter, jet, retractable gear, pressurized, high-performance, complex, etc.)—may carry passengers in any aircraft, day or night, good or bad weather (see Instrument Rating below). Private Pilots may not fly for compensation or hire (no paying passengers or revenue services) but may share equally with their passengers the direct operating expenses of a flight—specifically fuel, oil, airport parking and landing fees, and aircraft rental charges.

Training DescriptionTotal HoursTotal Cost
Private Pilot CourseTotal: 45$16,170
Aircraft Rental (includes 2 hours for FAA practical check ride)40 @ $169 / Hour$8,450
AATD Rental10 @ $75 / Hour$750
Flight Instruction (With CFI and Check Instructors)55 47 @ $58 / 8 @ $65$3,246
Ground Instruction (Briefings with CFI and Stage Checks)40 38 @ $58 / 8 @ $65$2,724
PPL Ground School (includes ATC and study hall assistance)35$449

Based on C172SP aircraft at FAA Part 141 minimum training requirements.

Aircraft rental includes Fuel Surcharge price effective 9/01/2015