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PRIVATE PILOT
CERTIFICATE

OUR ELITE TEAM OF CSIPs MEET YOU WHERE YOU ARE

COMFORT. CONVENIENCE. CONTROL.

A private pilot certificate allows you to act as the pilot in command of an aircraft. You can even carry passengers (and, weight permitting, their bags, too)! That means family trips, business trips, fishing trips - you name it - can be accomplished on your schedule in a fraction of the time it would take to drive and with none of the hassles of commercial air travel. You can also tell friends, family, and the occasional stranger that you’re a pilot. So that’s neat.

And whether you’ve already started or are just getting going, our private pilot programs not only get you licensed quickly, they get you highly proficient with even the most challenging tasks and skills. Our Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilots (CSIPs) are ready to work with you. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a training event.

BASIC TRAINING
REQUIREMENTS

TSA Approval (for non-U.S. citizens only)

Age: 17 Years (16 to Fly Solo)

Total Flight Time: 40 Hours

Instruction Flight Time: 20 Hours

Solo Flight Time: 10 Hours

 

It's important to keep in mind that while these minimums must be met, the national average for completing private pilot training is 70 hours total flight time with training in high performance, technologically advanced aircraft like the Cirrus taking much longer. Our courses are designed to get your Cirrus training wrapped up in just 65 (Cirrus) hours for those starting with us from zero. Also, there is no minimum age to start flying lessons, the ages above only apply to solo flight and license eligibility.

THE PATH TO CERTIFICATION

We recognize that accelerated training programs aren’t a one-size-fits-all venture which is why we’ll work with you to develop an individualized training curriculum suited to your needs and accounting for your previous flight experience. If you’ve already started your private pilot training and are just looking for a quick “wrap-up” course, your training timeline will likely fall in the 1-3 week range.

Training can be accomplished in your own Cirrus aircraft or we can provide an SR20 or SR22T for you during the weeks you’re training. The full private pilot course will encompass approximately 10 hours of simulator time, 65 hours of flight time, and over 100 hours of one-on-one ground instruction including a 3 day seminar dedicated to written exam test prep.

CHOOSE YOUR RIDE

Every pilot's dream plane? The SR20 and SR22T have redefined personal aviation with industry-leading performance, style, and safety. A seamless integration of luxury, technology, and automobile-inspired ergonomics will have you and your family eager to climb aboard.

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RENT FROM US

We have multiple Cirrus platforms available for rental:
SR20 G3 Perspective w/ S-Tec Autopilot (no A/C) for $225/hour
SR20 G6 Perspective+ w/ GFC700 and A/C for $325/hour
SR22T G6 Perspective+ 
w/ GFC700 and A/C for $425/hour

FLY YOUR OWN

We work frequently with Cirrus owners across the country to deliver a top-notch training experience that gives them the capability and confidence to maximize the utilization of their aircraft. Our CSIPs have experience with all generations and avionics configurations.

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A CLASS ABOVE

THESE ADVANCED TRAINING TASKS AND SKILLS
ARE INCORPORATED INTO OUR CURRICULUM 

Extensive utilization of flows

Icing awareness and avoidance

Exposure to actual instrument conditions and IFR flight

Operations into Class B airports

In-Depth engine management

Thorough systems overview

Advanced weather planning

Crosswind takeoff & landing proficiency
Maximized simulator utilization

TRAINING SCHEDULE

TYPICAL TIMELINE TO COMPLETION:
4 WEEKS OF TRAINING OVER 2.5 MONTHS

Given the capabilities and complexities of the Cirrus aircraft, we encourage student training in the Cirrus to commit to our immersive, accelerated training format. This means setting aside a week at a time for full time training (typically 8am-5pm each day). We find this results in a most efficient and enjoyable training experience.

3.5 weeks of the program are dedicated to flight and simulator training. 3 additional days are dedicated to a ground school (knowledge test-prep) course.

RENT FROM US
(we come to you - continental U.S.)

TYPICAL COURSE COMPLETION COSTS:
$54,609

SR20 Rental Hours (75 @ $225/Hour) = $16,875

Simulator Hours = Included

CSIP Instruction (4 @ $8000/Week) = $32,000
Instructor Lodging/Transportation = $4,200

Training Materials = $799

Written Exam Fee = $135

Checkride Fee = $600

Total = $54,609 (G3 SR20) or $62,109 (G6 SR20)

FLY YOUR OWN
(we come to you - continental U.S.)

TYPICAL COURSE COMPLETION COSTS:
$37,184

SR Series Aircraft Hours = 65

Simulator Hours = Included

CSIP Instruction (4 @ $8000/Week) = $32,000
Instructor Lodging/Transportation = $4,200

Training Materials = $249

Written Exam Fee = $135

Checkride Fee = $600

Total = $37,184

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WHY FLY WITH US?

WE CARE ABOUT THE QUALITY OF YOUR TRAINING EXPERIENCE

Our instructors are throughly screened and mentored to ensure they're truly good at teaching (and not just flying).

Step into the 21st century! Our fleet consists only of newer aircraft equipped with the latest technology and backed by proven safety records.

There's no bait and switch. We tell it to you straight with no misleading references about costs or timelines.

Our instructional staff are TAA specialists highly experienced with delivering accelerated training. No one does TAA training better than us. After all, it's all we do.

WHY FLY ACCELERATED?

ACCELERATED VS *TRADITIONAL

*ASSUMES 2 SCHEDULED LESSONS PER WEEK

TRADITIONAL

INSTRUCTOR

TIMELINE

FLIGHT HOURS

TOTAL COST

CFI/CFII

1.5-2.5 Years

125-200

$65K+

ACCELERATED

CSIP or Platinum CSIP

2.5 Months

65-75

$54,609

If you're learning to fly in high performance, technologically advanced, mission-capable aircraft like the Cirrus; accelerated training will save you time, money, and frustration.

QUESTIONS ABOUT TRAINING OR FINANCING?

Please use our contact form to set up a meeting or call with our flight school director.