When we are pondering about learning how to fly, we must first look at what is involved in flying. There are steps in the flying process. Whether you are learning to fly for fun or for a career, Step is your private pilot certificate; this is your license to fly an aircraft as the pilot in command. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A) there are certain requirements that must be met for this certificate. First contact one of our flight schools at the Orlando Apopka Airport Apopka Aviation, Eliamo, First Landings or Grizzly Aviation then,
•Become a student pilot.
•Obtain a third class medical/student pilot certificate.
•Start ground school classes.
•Begin your flying lessons
•Have 40 hours of flight time, 10 solo and at least 20 dual. - At approximately 10 to 15 hours of dual flight instruction, a student pilot can solo (fly by themselves). Before this can take place, the flight instructor will go over many maneuvers and procedures. - During the solo period of 10 hours, you must have 5 hours of solo time doing maneuvers on your own and 5 hours of cross country flying. These cross countries consists of approximately 3 flights; two 1 hour flights and one three hour flight with a landing of 150nm from the departure airport. A cross country is a flight that has a landing 50 nautical miles from the departure point. - Before you go for your checkride (flight test) you will need a minimum of 40 hours; 10 solo and 20 dual. Included in the dual time there must be 3 hours of night flying with a 100 nm cross country, and a minimum of 10 takeoffs and landings. You will also need 3 hours must be hood time, within your 40 hours of dual . - After you have met the following requirements...
•Passed your private pilot ground school knowledge test (written test) with a score of 70% or better.
•Hold at least a third class medical.
•Received 40 hours flight time. - 10 solo...5 in maneuvers and 5 cross country. - 20 dual, 3.0 night, 3 hood ... It is time for your checkride
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