A Private Pilot Certificate is the first step to becoming a pilot. The certificate provides the foundational knowledge and skills for all future aircraft pilot training.
Learn the fundamental steps for flying in adverse weather conditions.
Learn to master the airplane and achieve the necessary rating to fly for hire.
Teaching is the highest form of understanding. Help shape the next generation of pilots. At the same time, build your flight time towards your career pilot goal.
Earning your Instrument Rating is the next logical step after earning your Private Pilot License. The rating is supplementary to the Private Pilot and Commercial Rating. It qualifies the pilot to fly under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). Having this capability affords new opportunities personally and professionally
Flying with an Instrument Rating (IR) expands the flight territory in which a pilot can safely operate. You will learn how to safely fly in inclement weather and be licensed to do so. This is unlike the PPL, which operates under Visual Flight Rules (VFR).
Hold at least a Private Pilot Certificate
Minimum Combined 40 Hours of Flight and Simulated Training(Up to 40% of total flight training hours requirement can be in our Advanced Aviation Training Device – a Redbird FMX Full Motion Simulator)
Minimum of 15 hours of instruction from a CFII
Minimum 50 hours cross country as Pilot in Command
Written, Oral and Practical Exam
Piedmont Flight Training takes concerns about COVID-19 very seriously. Our number one priority is the safety of all students and staff. We have been proactive in educating our students and staff in reference to healthy protective measures and will expend every effort to continue to do our part in the protection of public health and follow appropriate guidance as necessary from the CDC and NC government authorities.