Private Pilot Course

Private Pilot Course

The Private Pilot Certificate, internationally referred to as the Private Pilot License (PPL), allows students to obtain the foundational knowledge for all future aircraft pilot training. Flight lessons within the course include maneuvers and procedures required for students to meet the standards contained in the FAA Private Pilot Training Practical Test Standards. Additionally, students will receive training in safety awareness, crew resource management, and aeronautical decision-making.

As a Private Pilot, you can fly an airplane and carry passengers (friends, family, co-workers, etc.) but not for compensation or hire. However, you can share the operating expenses with your passengers. Upon the successful completion of the Private Pilot course, students will have gained the aeronautical experience necessary to apply for an FAA Private Pilot Certificate (PPL), the first step to becoming a Professional Pilot.

Epic Flight Academy’s Private Pilot training is conducted in our fleet of new generation single-engine Cessna 172 Skyhawk training aircraft. All of our Cessna 172’s are equipped with the Garmin G1000 glass cockpit, which allows students to learn to fly with technology similar to that of the airline career jet cockpit.

Private Pilot Course Duration

Full-time students enrolled in our accelerated Professional Pilot Pathway program will have a minimum of 20 hours of flight lessons per week. Students who truly dedicate themselves to completing their PPL, studying hard and making pilot training the top priority, can complete within a 3-month period.

Part-time students that are working or enrolled in school may find that their PPL takes 4-6 months to finish based on scheduling limitations. However, our course durations are estimates,  and we highly encourage you to chat with an Admissions Representative directly about your training needs and availability for a customized approximation.

Private Pilot Training Requirements

The FAA requires students to log a minimum of 35 total flight hours in order to be eligible for the Private Pilots Certificate (PPL); however, less than 5% of pilots complete their training within the minimum flight requirements.

Many Epic Flight Academy students complete their private pilot requirements in 45-50 total flight hours. From our experience, the majority of those students that progress quickly through the courses are very proficient at English and work hard both in their lessons and studying independently.  If you are concerned about your level of English proficiency, our Admissions Team can guide you in the right direction to make sure you are prepared for success.

Curious about flight training? We welcome prospective students to schedule a Discovery Flight Introductory Lesson here at Epic Flight Academy, and experience the sunny floridian skies as a co-pilot with one of our certified flight instructors.

Private Pilot Course ground school classes begins each month! Contact us today to reserve your seat and get started flying today: