Piedmont Flight Training

Private Pilot Certificate


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.

Flight Instructor

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 a pilot career.

What You’ll Need

  • A medical certificate from an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME)

  • An Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Student Pilot certificate

Checkride Completion Requirements

  • At least 17 years of age
  • Minimum 35 Hours of Flight Instruction
  • Minimum 5 Hours of Solo Flight
  • Minimum of 35 Hours Ground Instruction
  • Written, Oral and Practical Exam
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Private Pilot Training Packages available w/ savings

Private Pilot Certificate

Multi-Engine Add-On

Multi-Engine Add-On Prerequisites

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Hold at least a Private Pilot Certificate.

Checkride Completion Requirements

  • 15 flight hours

  • Demonstrate proficiency in single engine operations

  • No written required if already completed the Private Pilot Single Engine
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VA Benefits & Training Packages w/ Savings

Our School Will Remain Open With Enhanced Health Precautions and Procedures

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.

Critical Infrastructure Sectors
There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof. Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21): Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience advances a national policy to strengthen and maintain secure, functioning and resilient critical infrastructure. This directive supersedes Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7.
Aviation is Part of Our Critical Infrastructure Sectors
Aviation includes aircraft, air traffic control systems, and about 19,700 airports, heliports and landing strips. Approximately 500 provide commercial aviation services at civil and joint-use military airports, heliports, and sea plane bases.  In addition, the aviation mode includes commercial and recreational aircraft (manned and unmanned) and a wide-variety of support services, such as aircraft repair stations, fueling facilities, navigation aids, and flight schools. Source Link