Non-Career Pilot Program

Non-Career Flight Training

Earning your pilot certificate is a truly incredible achievement! It affords you the ability to travel anywhere you choose with the freedom to pick up and go on your schedule. In addition to the personal fulfillment you’re sure to experience while flying, you will be joining an elite group of individuals with a rather exceptional skill.

Private Pilot License

Private pilot training with flyGATEWAY is carefully designed to be respective of both time and budget. Working together in a classroom environment for ground school, and then individually with instructors for both simulator and flight lessons helps you develop collective learning with your classmates and gives you the opportunity to ask the important questions in a deeper classroom setting. You also know what to expect each day of training and will be well equipped ahead of time.

Private Pilot Training Consists of the Following FAA Requirements

40 Hours Total Flying Time
5 Hour Solo Cross Country
10 Hours Solo/Pic Time
Pass FAA Knowledge Exam
Pass FAA Checkride

When you complete your Private Pilot course at flyGATEWAY, you will be confident and ready to advance to the next rating, should you want to become more proficient independently or elevate yourself into a career pilot. Your Private Pilot Certificate allows you to fly in Visual Flight Rule (VFR) conditions, which is the absence of clouds and other meteorological disturbances. In order to fly an aircraft in adverse weather, your Private Pilot Certificate will not be enough. You must have your Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) rating to be Pilot in Command during non-VFR flight conditions.

Instrument Flight Rules (IFR Rating)

The IFR flight rating will enable you to fly the aircraft with little to no visibility, which is an airline industry standard. You will learn to correctly perform holding patterns and accurate instrument approaches using full and partial panel techniques. You will practice IFR cross-country procedures and master navigational systems. Our Cirrus aircraft include more modern features such as; Multiple Moving Map Displays, Terrain and Traffic Warning Systems and XM weather which will put you ahead of the curve. After earning your IFR Certificate, you will have the skill to fly in clear or cloudy skies.

IFR Requirements

40 Hours Instrument Training Time
50 Hours Pic Cross-Country Time
Pass FAA Checkride
Pass Instrument Written

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