FAA Requirements for Private Pilot’s Certificate:

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FAA Requirements for Private Pilot’s Certificate:

Total Time: 40 hours minimum consisting of at least:

Dual:

20 hours minimum of flight training with an instructor on the Private Pilot areas of operation including:

1. 3 hours of cross country flight training in a single engine airplane;

2. 3 hours of night flight training in a single engine airplane, that includes at least:
a) 1 cross country flight of over 100 nm total distance; and
b) 10 takeoffs and 10 landings to a full stop with each involving a flight in the traffic pattern at an airport.

3. 3 hours of flight training by reference to instruments in a single engine airplane; and
4. 3 hours of flight training in a single engine airplane within the 60 days prior to the practical test.

Solo:

10 hours minimum of solo flying in a single engine airplane on the Private Pilot areas of operation including:

1. 5 hours of solo cross country flying;

2. 1 solo cross country flight of at least 150nm total distance with full stop landings at 3 points and one segment of at least 50nm between T/O and landings; and

3. 3 Takeoffs and landings to a full stop at an airport with an operating control tower.