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YOUR FIRST STEP IN BECOMING A PRIVATE PILOT

Your Private Pilot License (PPL) allows you to fly a single-engine plane day or night, in good weather, for pleasure and personal purposes. You can carry passengers, and fly anywhere in the U.S. below 18,000 feet. The license itself never expires.

Investing in a license will grant you access to an amazing experience that few people will ever have. The cost is about the same as a new boat or motorcycle, but the sense of achievement is priceless.

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  • 17+ years old
  • FAA Student Pilot License
  • FAA Medical Certificate
  • Speak and understand English
  • Fly a minimum of 40 hours of flight time
  • Receive and log ground instruction with an authorized instructor
  • Pass the FAA written knowledge test
  • Pass the Practical Test - often called "check ride"
  • Fly anywhere, except in clouds, in the US below 18,000 feet
  • Rent a single-engine airplane

TAKE THE FIRST STEP AND become a PRIVATE pilot

PRIVATE PILOT LICENSE FAQs

In as little as 21 days from zero-time to private pilot with the written knowledge test complete. In this accelerated program training would be everyday for 2-3 hours a lesson. The average time for completion is 4-6 months, flying 2-3 times a week. You must complete a minimum of 40 hours of flight instruction (national average is close to 70 hours) and study to pass the written and oral exams (typically 40 hours of study material). Sawyer Flight Academy averages 55-60 hours through the use of program materials designed to keep training focused, on time, and on budget. Cost of training can be reduced by training in a condensed manner as there is less time spent progressing and more time progressing.

The cost varies by location in the United States, frequency of training, and the type of aircraft being used for training, but the average cost is around $15,000 dollars.

No problem! Your hours in a single engine land aircraft are all still usable hours.

Contact Us

Scottsdale Airport (KSDL)
14600 North Airport Drive, Second Floor
Ross Aviation FBO Building
Scottsdale, AZ 85260 USA

Sawyer Flight Academy Office Hours
(Flight Training Department)
Mon–Fri: 9am–5pm
Sat–Sun: 9am–3pm

+1 480 922 2723

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