Private Pilot Requirements Part 141

If you are wondering how to get a private pilot license, there are two paths available to you under FAA regulations. Part 61 and Part 141 flight training will both allow you to obtain a private pilot certificate.

A private pilot license allows you to fly almost anywhere in the United States and even outside the country when you comply with regulations of the foreign country where the aircraft is operated. After you meet the private pilot requirements of Part 141, you can carry passengers, and you can share certain operating expenses with them.

How To Get a Pilot License in a Part 141 Flight School

To receive a private pilot certificate, you must be at least 17 years of age, pass a medical exam, complete a pilot certification training course, and pass a practical exam or “checkride.”1 To get started, you will need a student pilot certificate and be able to speak, write, and understand English.

While you can complete these requirements in a Part 61 flight school, Part 141 private pilot training offers a more structured curriculum which is widely accepted for more advanced training or education. Part 141 flight lessons are also eligible for financial aid under the GI bill.

What Sets Part 141 Flight Schools Apart?

Part 141 flight training is required by the FAA to use an approved and structured training program which meets strict requirements, including:2,3

• Highly qualified flight instructors at every stage of flight training

• More than 35 hours of flight time, including 11 hours of solo flight

• Ground school hours with approved course curricula

• Inspected and approved airports and aircraft

• Full flight simulators, training devices, and training aids

• Courses on reading aeronautical charts, using navigation systems, and dead reckoning

• Radio communication procedures and using aeronautical weather forecasts

• Flight planning and safe operation of the aircraft in bad weather, darkness, and turbulence

Private Pilot Requirements Part 141:
Cessna C-150

The Cessna 150 is a two-seat tricycle gear general aviation airplane that was designed for flight training, touring and personal use. It is the fifth most produced civilian plane ever, with 23,839 aircraft produced. This option is a cost-effective way to get all the hours of flight training you need for a private pilot certification.
$ 7,825
00
Total
  • 24 Hrs Dual Flight Time --- $4,296.00
  • 11 Hrs Solo Flight Time --- $1,254.00
  • 35 Hrs Ground Training --- $2,275.00
  • Engine: Continental 0-200A
  • Horsepower: 100HP
  • Cruise Speed: 95 MIAS
  • *195 lbs Maximum Weight per Pilot
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Private Pilot Requirements Part 141:
Cessna C-172

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is an American four-seat, single-engine, high-wing, fixed-wing aircraft made by the Cessna Aircraft Company. First flown in 1955, more 172s have been built than any other aircraft. Getting your certification on the Skyhawk would allow you to carry up to 3 passengers.
$ 9,400
00
Total
  • 24 Hrs Dual Flight Time --- $5,376.00
  • 11 Hrs Solo Flight Time --- $1,749.00
  • 35 Hrs Ground Training --- $2,275.00
  • Engine: Continental 0-320 D2J
  • Horesepower: 160HP
  • Cruise Speed: 140 MIAS

Private Pilot Requirements Part 141:
Piper PA-28

The Piper PA-28 Cherokee is a family of light aircraft built by Piper Aircraft and designed for flight training, air taxi and personal use. The PA-28 family of aircraft comprises all-metal, unpressurized, single-engine, piston-powered airplanes with low-mounted wings and tricycle landing gear. If you intend on running an air taxi or your own flight training business, the Piper may be the best choice for you.
$ 9,050
00
Total
  • 25 Hrs Dual Flight Time --- $5,136.00
  • 15 Hrs Solo Flight Time --- $1,639.00
  • 35 Hrs Ground Training --- $2,275.00
  • Engine: Continental O-320
  • Horesepower: 160HP
  • Cruise Speed: 110 MIAS

Let Your Career Take Flight with Kingsky!

Choosing to get your private pilot license with Kingsky Flight Academy will allow you to choose the training program that fits your personal goals and interests. Contact us today to find out how to get a pilot license at your own pace and budget. Whether you intend to fly recreationally or professionally, Kingsky can help your dreams take flight today.

*The costs described are ESTIMATED, since each student’s proficiency will be the determining factor in the exact number of hours to be performed before the Checkride. Kingsky does NOT guarantee that the student obtains the license with the minimum described.

**If the student has ICAO 4 or higher, we can validate their Private Pilot license only with documentation at the cost of $250.00.

ALL PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

Sources:

  1. https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/media/questions_answers.pdf
  2. https://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airline_certification/pilotschools/
  3. https://www.faa.gov/pilots/become/

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