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.
As a Private Pilot, you can fly an airplane day and night in visual flight conditions. In fact, you can even carry passengers, such as friends, family, and co-workers. You cannot fly for paid compensation or hire. However, you can share the operating expenses with your passengers. A Private Pilot Certificate is your foundation course on a pathway to an airline pilot career.
A medical certificate from an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME)
An Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Student Pilot certificate
At least 17 years of age
Minimum 35 Hours of Flight Instruction
Minimum 35 Hours of Ground Instruction
Be at least 18 years of age
Hold at least a Private Pilot Certificate.
15 flight hours
Demonstrate proficiency in single engine operations
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.