Do you have dreams of flying but are intimidated by the financial commitment of becoming a Pilot? OBX Airplanes can help you get your Private Pilot’s License for cheaper than you may think. As we discussed in last week’s blog, OBX Airplanes offers flight instruction with experienced and qualified flight instructors. This week, we thought we’d follow up with some more information about the cost of flight instruction and the FAA’s specific requirements for obtaining a Private Pilot’s License.
What are the FAA Requirements for Obtaining a Private Pilot’s License?
40 hours minimum flight training which consists of at least:
20 hours minimum of flight training with an instructor on the Private Pilot areas of operation including:
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 100nm total distance; and
10 Take-offs and 10 landings to a full stop with each involving a flight in the traffic pattern at an airport.
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 60 days prior to the practical test.
10 hours minimum of solo flying in a single engine airplane on the Private Pilot areas of operation including:
5 hours of solo cross country flying;
1 solo cross country flight of at least 150nm total distance with full stop landings at 3 points and one segment of at least 50nm between take-offs and landings; and
3 Take-offs and landings to a full stop at an airport with an operating control tower.
How much does it cost to get a Private Pilot’s License?
With OBX Airplanes, the average cost of obtaining a Private Pilot’s License is between $5000 and $6000. This is significantly less than the cost that you might find at other flight schools around the country.
Why is it less expensive to get my Pilot’s License with OBX Airplanes?
OBX Airplanes helps reduce the cost of getting your Private Pilot’s License by providing low rates on our aircraft rentals and providing discounts when you book your aircraft in 10-hour blocks. Our cost for a Cessna 150 rental is only $100/hr and only $90/hr when you book in blocks of 10 hours. Call OBX Airplanes today to find out how you can become a Pilot!
As a Certified Flight Instructor on the Outer Banks of North Carolina I am pleased to say that when you fly with me you will be sure to have fun, be safe and learn to fly!