At Costanzo Air Flight School, we want you to live your dreams of becoming a pilot. With the help of our in-depth Private Pilot program, you will learn the most crucial aspects of flying and prepare yourself for a life of flying high above the ground in a safe manner. The life of a pilot is rewarding, so if you want to become a pilot in or around Fairfield, NJ, we can help.
With unmatched training provided by real-world flying experts, you can obtain your private pilot license with peace of mind knowing that you are receiving the highest quality training around. Not only is our program thorough, but the program is also affordable. Our competitive prices and discount opportunities will allow you to achieve your dream without breaking the bank.
You must be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language and meet the physical standards for a third class medical certificate prior to beginning training. Upon your first lesson, a valid driver's license and birth certificate or passport must be presented. Once your official training begins, you must possess a valid student pilot certificate and a third class medical certificate prior to your first solo flight. Students must be at least 16 years of age to complete a solo flight and at least 17 years old to earn a private pilot certificate.
Unfortunately, there is no straight forward answer to that question as the FAA requires a minimum of 40 hours of flight training, but the national average for receiving a private pilot license is closer to 60 hours. That being said, all students learn at different paces, but it has been observed that students training 3 or more times per week achieve their certificate much closer to the 40 hour benchmark. The more time you are able to dedicate to instruction and study, the faster you’re able to achieve your Private Pilot License. This however is not a requirement and you can always learn at your own pace and budget.