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GETTING A PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE

Upper Limit Aviation's flight training program is for everyone, not just Professional Pilots headed to the Airlines.  Watch the video below and hear from a student of ULA who made his dream of flying come true.

A COOL TIMELINE OF WHAT TO EXPECT

+1 Hrs

Discovery Flight

1-hour flight experience where you meet the Upper Limit Aviation team, and go for a flight in one of our aircraft.  If you decide you wan to do your flight training with us after that then we get you all signed up and schedule your next lesson.

40 Hrs

Private Pilot Certificate

3-hours of cross-country flight training and 3-hours of night flight training 

One cross country flight over 100 nautical miles total distance

10 takeoffs and 10 landings to a full stop

3-hours of flight training on control and maneuvering solely by reference to instruments

3-hours of flight training with an authorized instructor in preparation for the practical test

10-hours of solo flight time consisting of 5 hours of solo cross-country time, one solo cross country flight of 150 nautical miles total distance with full stop landings at three points and one segment of the flight consisting of a straight line distance of more than 50 nautical miles

Three takeoffs and three landings to a full stop at an airport with an operating control tower

80 Hrs

Instrument Rating

Instrument Time (Actual or Simulated)

15 Hours Flight Time From Authorized Instructor

A flight of 250 nautical miles along airways or by directed routing from an air traffic control facility;

An instrument approach at each airport; and

Three different kinds of approaches with the use of navigation systems.

90 Hrs

Multi-Engine Add-On

10 Hours in a Multi-Engine Airplane with an Instructor

250 Hrs

Commercial Pilot Certificate

250 Hours total flight time with:

100 Hours as Pilot-In-Command and:

50 Hours Cross Country and:

10 hours in a  Technically Advanced Airplane (TAA), or Complex Airplane and:

Hold an Instrument Rating

+25 Hrs

Certified Flight Instructor

Learn the fundamentals of instructing and complete the appropriate FAA knowledge tests and practical test demonstrating the ability to teach an individual how to fly.

Generally speaking this takes about 25 hours.

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