The private pilot certificate is the certificate held by most active pilots. It allows command of any aircraft (subject to appropriate ratings) for any non‐commercial purpose and gives almost unlimited authority to fly under visual flight rules (VFR). The certification will allow the carriage of passengers and flight in furtherance of a Business is permitted; however, a private pilot may not be compensated in any way For services as a pilot. if your interest in flying is limited to fair weather days, the Private pilot certificate will meet your needs. if your goal is to become a professional Pilot or to fly for business purposes, or to fly in less than fair weather, you will need to earn additional ratings and certificates, all available at Legends Airways, LLC.
We also offer an Accelerated Private Pilot Course that is two weeks in length. Please call us at 863-937-8045 for more information on this program.
- 17 Years of Age at Completion (16 to solo)
- Read, Speak, Write, and Understand English
- Be a US Citizen or have TSA Clearance
- Hold an FAA Medical
- Hold a Student Pilot Certificate
The FAA requries students to log a minimum of 40 hours of flight time (35 if under Part-141) to be eligible for the Private Pilots Certficate. These are minimum times, and you may require more hours to be profecient. You will also be requried to pass an FAA knowledge test before your checkride. You will prepare for this in Ground School.
During your training you will be assigned an instructor who will navigate you to success and walk you through the specfic requriements for each flight.
We do not requrie a deposit or require you to prepay for your course to start training. Rather, we bill you by the hour.
This "Pay as you go" model allows you to pay for your traning throughout the course rather than all at once. You will be billed per flight hour and your instructors time. A breakdown of airplane and instructor pricing can be found in the Pricing tab.
The total cost for the private pilot course averages at $8,000. However this can vary, either higher or lower, based on proficiency.