Private Pilot Part 61

A private pilot certificate is like a driver’s license. It allows you to fly almost anywhere in the United States and even outside the United States when you comply with regulations of the foreign country where the aircraft is operated. You can carry any number of passengers, and you can share certain operating expenses with them. There are two ways to earn the right to take flight. You can obtain your private pilot license under Part 61 or Part 141. Both programs meet the FAA requirements; however, Part 61 Flight training offers greater flexibility for students who would otherwise need to commit to the more stringent structure of a Part 141 course. At Kingsky Flight Academy, we offer both programs.

The Benefits of Our Private Pilot Part 61 Courses

  There are several reasons to choose a Part 61 private pilot certificate, based on your needs, schedule, and finances. While Part 61 courses require more flight time hours, they offer the most flexibility to work one-on-one with an instructor at your own pace. When your training is complete, the Part 61 private pilot license requirements call for the same FAA Checkride to earn your wings. Some reasons to consider our Part 61 private pilot course include:
  • Preserving the ability to re-order or rearrange lesson content to fit your schedule
  • Having the freedom to take as long as you need to complete your private pilot requirements under Part 61
  • Focusing on your needs and skills as an individual to tailor the training content
While Part 141 training is preferred by some employers, you may still move on to professional pilot training after meeting the FAA private pilot requirements of Part 61 flight training. One factor that might tip the scales to a Part 141 course is if you are eligible for VA reimbursement, as this is not available for Part 61 flight training.

Part 61 Private Pilot License Requirements

While the requirements outline the specifics across all private pilot license programs, including night flying, cross country flight, and minimum number of take-offs and landings, the Kingsky Part 61 program easily exceeds these minimums. While every student is different and may require more or less additional hours to feel confident scheduling an FAA Checkride, consider these typical costs and available aircraft:

Private Pilot - Part 61:
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.
$ 8,460
00
Total
  • 25 Hrs Dual Flight Time --- $4,475.00
  • 15 Hrs Solo Flight Time --- $1,710.00
  • 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 - Part 61:
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.
$ 10,260
00
Total
  • 25 Hrs Dual Flight Time --- $5,600.00
  • 15 Hrs Solo Flight Time --- $2,385.00
  • 35 Hrs Ground Training --- $2,275.00
  • Engine: Continental 0-320 D2J
  • Horesepower: 160HP
  • Cruise Speed: 140 MIAS

Private Pilot - Part 61:
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.
$ 9,860
00
Total
  • 25 Hrs Dual Flight Time --- $5,350.00
  • 15 Hrs Solo Flight Time --- $2,235.00
  • 35 Hrs Ground Training --- $2,275.00
  • Engine: Continental O-320
  • Horesepower: 160HP
  • Cruise Speed: 110 MIAS

* 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.
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