Private Pilot License


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A private pilot license grants you access to fly most single engine planes day or night, pending fair weather conditions. Learn basic flight maneuvers, take offs and landings, cross country flying, pilotage, dead reckoning, VOR and GPS navigation and basic instrument flying.

Under the FAA Part 61, the total time for a Private Pilot license is 40 hours which consists of at least:

  • Dual: 20 hours of flight training with an instructor on the Private Pilot areas of operation that includes:
    • 3 hours of cross-country flight training in a single engine airplane;
    • 3 hours of night flight training in a single engine airplane, that includes at least-
    • 1 cross-country flight of over 100 nm. total distance; and
    • 10 takeoffs and 10 landings with each involving a flight in the traffic pattern.
    • 3 hours of flight training by reference to instruments in a single engine airplane; and
    • 3 hours of flight training in a single engine airplane within the preceding 60 days prior to the practical test.
  • Solo: 10 hours of solo flying in a single engine airplane on the Private Pilot areas of operation, that includes:
    • 5 hours of solo cross-country flying;
    • 1 solo cross-country flight of at least 150 nm. total distance with 3 points and one segment of at least 50 nm. between takeoff and landings; and
    • 3 takeoffs and landings at a controlled airport.

NOTE: Where §61.109(a), “For an airplane single-engine rating;” Read more…


Wings Over the Rockies Flight Training Scholarship

Wings Over the Rockies Flight Training Scholarship

Wings Over the Rockies is thrilled to be offering flight training scholarships to students ages 14-18. The funds have generously been provided by the Ray Foundation and offer students an opportunity to work towards a glider and/or private pilot license.

This scholarship can be used to pay for your private pilot flight training at McAir.

Applications can be submitted at any time, and will be reviewed the first week of every month until further notice.
Interviews will be selected the last week of every month.


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