According to the FAA, in order to first solo a single-engine aircraft, you must be 16 years of age.In order to sit for your private pilot check ride with a FAA-certified Designated Pilot Examiner, you must be 17 years old.
These terms refer to whether the cost of the fuel is included in the cost per hour of the plane.For instance, $200/hour dry, would mean you pay a per hour rate of $200 for the plane and then the cost of the fuel would be an additional charge.
As little or as much as you want!One thing you really shouldn’t be without is a student logbook.This keeps up with all of your cumulative flight hours, what was taught during the lesson and, of course, eventual endorsements from your instructors.These can be purchased as part of our Gleim Student Pilot Kits or purchased from numerous sources online.
A Discovery Flight is a wonderful way to introduce new students to aviation!These flights include a full, 30-minute lesson with one of our experienced flight instructors where you take the controls and fly the plane!Of course, our instructors have their hands and feet on the controls, as well, so your safety is insured.
The cost per lesson will vary depending on how much time you are actually flying the plane or receiving ground instruction. It also depends on whether you’re flying solo or with an instructor, and which airplane you’re flying. Check out our pricing page for more information!