Having a Private Pilot’s Certificate will enable you to have the freedom of air travel, all on your timeline.

We here at CAVU know that obtaining your Private Pilot Certificate can be time consuming and financially cumbersome.  In an effort to increase the success of our students, we have developed a three phase program.

  • Phase 1 – Pre Solo and Flight Maneuvers
  • Phase 2 – Solo flight, dual and solo cross country flights. This phase includes navigation, weather planning, and aircraft performance calculations. Night local flight and night cross country flight is introduced.
  • Phase 3 – This phase brings all aspects of your training together, and focuses on developing your skills in preparation for your practical test (oral and flight evaluation).

While we wish the world could revolve around flying, we understand that simple isn’t reality. Let Coast Aero Ventures create an instructional plan that can address your individual circumstances.

Here at Coast Aero Ventures Unlimited, our passion is making pilots that are safe and proficient.  We measure our success by your success!

Requirements for Private Pilot Certificate

  1. Be at least 17 years of age. 
  2. Be able to read, write, and converse fluently in English 
  3. Obtain at least a third-class FAA medical certificate. 
  4. Receive and log ground training from an authorized instructor or complete a home-study course 
  5. Pass a knowledge test with a score of 70% or higher 
  6. Accumulate flight experience. Receive a total of 40 hours of flight instruction and solo flight time, including
    • 20 hours of flight training from an authorized flight instructor, including at least
      • 3 hours at night, including 
      • 3 hours of cross-country, i.e., to other airports
      • 3 hours of instrument training in an airplane 
      • 3 hours in airplanes in preparation for the private pilot practical test within 60 days prior to that test 
    • 10 hours of solo flight time in an airplane, including at least
      • 5 hours of cross-country flights 
      • One solo cross-country flight of at least 150 NM total distance, with full-stop landings at a minimum of three points and with one segment of the flight consisting of a straight line distance of more than 50 NM between the takeoff and landing locations 
      • Three solo takeoffs and landings to a full stop at an airport with an operating control tower 
  7.  Receive flight instruction and demonstrate skill 
  8. Successfully complete a practical (flight) test which will be given as a final exam by an FAA inspector or designated pilot examiner; and it will be conducted as specified in the FAA’s Private Pilot Practical Test Standards

​Contact us for more details or to schedule your flight.