How do I get an airplane pilots license?


Decide what you want to fly. FAA's rules for getting a pilot's license (certificate) differ depending on the type of aircraft you fly. You can choose among airplanes, gyro planes, helicopters, gliders, balloons, or airships. If you are interested in flying ultralight vehicles, you don't need a pilot's license.

You should also think about what type of flying you want to do. There are several different types of pilot's licenses, from student pilot all the way up to airline transport pilot. 

If you are serious about wanting to learn I can get you there, please read on.

Cost of flight lessons ?

To obtain your Private Pilot Certificate you will need to train with a FAA Certified flight instructor. You may use your own plane or rent one from a local flight school in your area. The chart below depicts the average cost. In a perfect world, 40 hours is what the FAA requires, so you can take your flight test, but since we do not live in a perfect world, the national average is about 65 - 70 hours. The most common elements that affect the increase of hours is weather, and gaps in training (plane not available, student or instructor unavailable).


Is it hard to learn to fly?

No. People of all shapes and sizes, ages and abilities have learned to fly. It's fun, and from the beginning of your training, you get to do most of the actual flying! On the practical side — while flying isn't a difficult skill to learn, you'll have to be willing to stick with it until you meet all the requirements. Also, you should consider the cost of becoming a pilot — you'll have to pay for your physical exam and your lessons.