Private Pilot

Private Pilot Certificate Training Flight School Accelerated

Complete Private Pilot Training Package: $11,500

This price includes:

  • 50 hours of in-flight instruction
  • 25 hours of personalized ground instruction
  • Aviation communications headset
  • Classroom ground school tuition
  • Jeppesen Discovery Series books and study guides
  • FAR/AIM Manual
  • E6B Flight computer
  • Leather pilot logbook
  • Navigation plotter
  • Fuel tester
  • Flight bag


The package includes everything that is required to get most people through training and ready for the FAA Private Pilot checkride – all in one package price. The only things that are not included are medical exam and test fees which must be paid directly to an FAA authorized testing center or designated examiner.

All flights will be in one of our state-of-the-art SportCruisers by Czech Sport Aircraft. These beautiful all-metal planes feature glass cockpits, GPS navigation, other air traffic displayed on a moving map screen, in-flight weather display capability, whole aircraft ballistic parachute system, and all the safety and comfort features you’d expect from a modern aircraft.

Make your dreams come true! All your friends will be jealous of the new you!

Regular Price: $12,500
Special Package Price: $11,500
Savings: $1,000
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Customize your Training!

For most students, the Complete Private Pilot Package is the best, easiest, and most affordable way to get your Private Pilot Certificate. However, one size doesn’t fit all! We know everyone has distinctive needs and difficult schedules, so you can also train in a variety of different aircraft or pay per lesson to tailor your flight training to your unique situation! Check out our fleet for more information on different aircraft you can train in.

Private Pilot Certificate Training Flight School Accelerated

Fast, Affordable, Effective

For about a third less than the cost of training at a traditional flight school, you can earn your Private Pilot Certificate with US Sport Flight Academy and enjoy a lifetime of memorable flying experiences.

  • Choose from a variety of flight training aircraft for every flight!
    • Fly the new, technologically advanced SportCruiser for much less hourly cost than traditional aircraft!
    • Fly the world’s most popular trainer – the Cessna 172 G1000!
    • Fly the air-conditioned 6-seat Piper Lance!
    • Fly the nimble acrobatic Xtreme Decathlon!
    • Fly the twin engine Beechcraft Duchess!
  • Experienced flight instructor staff
  • Accelerated flight training specialists
  • Learn to fly in weeks, not months!
  • Flexible scheduling
  • No fuel surcharges
  • No hidden fees

Following are some common questions about the Private Pilot Certificate and training process:

What are the Private Pilot Privileges and Limitations?


  • Operate as pilot in command of any qualified aircraft.
  • Carry multiple passengers and share expenses (fuel, oil, airport expenses, and aircraft rental)
  • Fly day or night using visual flight rules (VFR); Three statute miles visibility are required except in uncontrolled airspace
  • Flight outside U.S. airspace
  • Fly solo or with multiple passengers
  • Fly in Class B, C, D, E, and G airspace (and Class A airspace with appropriate training)
  • Fly aircraft with retractable landing gear
  • Private pilots may fly for business related activities as long as the flight is “only incidental to the business” and the aircraft does not carry passengers for compensation or hire


  • No flights while carrying a passenger or property for compensation or hire
  • Prohibited from flying in furtherance of a business.

Private Pilot Certificate Training Flight School Accelerated

What are the basic qualifications?

  • At least 17 years of age
  • Proficient in the English language
  • Possess a valid state driver’s license
  • Must hold a valid FAA Medical Certificate


What are the FAA training requirements for the private pilot certificate?

  • 40 hours – total
  • 20 hours – flight training
  • 10 hours – solo
  • 3 hours – dual cross-country
  • 5 hours – solo cross-country
  • 3 hours – prep
  • 3 hours – night flight
  • 3 hours – instrument training (hood time)


What do I need to start my flight training?

A desire to learn and a driver’s license. For the most part, you can show up for your first flight lesson with nothing but a primed eagerness to enjoy an exhilarating experience! The airplane and fuel are included in your price of instruction, so all you need is: yourself, your learning skills, and your desire for FUN!

Once I’ve learned to fly, where can I go?

After you have completed your training you will have limitless options.Your new private pilot certificate will allow you to fly with good weather anywhere–even outside United States airspace. GET OUT THERE AND EXPLORE!

Private Pilot Certificate Training Flight School Accelerated

How long will it take to get my pilot certificate?

A minimum of 40 hours of flight training is required to earn a private pilot certificate. The private pilot training includes dual instruction (instructor and student flying together), cross-country flying (departing one airport and landing at another), and solo flights.

Each student learns differently. Additional flight time may be required to complete the certification. It is recommended that you budget for a total of 45-65 hours based on national averages of the time required to complete the certification. Most of the packages we offer include additional allowances beyond the minimum required time.

We find that it usually takes around 50 hours of flight training for many students to complete the certification.

I want my private pilot certificate and I want it now! What accelerated options do I have?

US Sport Aircraft offers its entire lineup of training programs in accelerated formats ideal for those interested in an immersive and fast-tracked training experience! Our dedicated team will work with you to plan out a block of time in which you can train as often as you want while accomplishing scheduled objectives and goals.

Completing a Private Pilot Certificate can take as little as two weeks in one of our accelerated programs!

What are the costs involved in becoming a private pilot?

The FAA requires a minimum of 40 hours of flight training (including 20 hours dual with an instructor and 10 hours solo) prior to taking what’s called a checkride – your final exam. Each individual learns differently and at a different pace. Flying consistently (at least two or three times per week) and diligently studying the written material should keep costs to a minimum.

The cost for aircraft rental and instruction for a student who progresses through the Complete Private Pilot Package course in the minimum of 40 hours is approximately $8,000. However, we recommend that you budget for a total of 45-65 hours based on national averages of the time required to complete the rating. Don’t worry – if you complete your training in less time than you paid for, you can still use that money to rent aircraft or continue your training once you’re a pilot! If you want the unused funds back that is an option as well!

Additional costs may include suggested training materials, books, headset, navigation aids, etc. We offer these items with flight time in complete packages at substantial discounts.

Each student learns differently. Additional flight time may be required to complete the rating. Most of the packages we offer include additional allowances beyond the minimum required time. See our packages and pricing options for great discounts and realistic completion allowances.