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Here's a synopsis of the FAA requirements for private pilot certification:

  • Be at least 17 years of age (16 for a glider or balloon)

  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand English.

  • Hold a U.S. student, sport, or recreational pilot certificate.

  • Hold at least a third-class medical certificate.

  • FAA Private Pilot Written Exam 70% or greater score.

  • Time: Instructor Flight time - 20 hours

  • Solo Flight Time - 10 hours

  • Cross Country Flight Time 3 hours

  • Night Flight Time 3 hours with 10 take offs and landings to a full stop and tower airports.

  • Preparation for Exam Flight Time 3 hours.

  • AATD Simulator training reduces the over all cost of flight training since it is less expensive than the aircraft, Simulator $140/hour vs. $227/hour aircraft.

No flight time requirements to become a CFI other than being a certified commercial pilot with an IFR rating and rated in the category and class of aircraft in which instruction will be given. Recommendations for CFI/CFII SEL:

  • 20 hours dual instruction in C172.

  • 10 hours simulator dual instruction in AATD.

  • 20 hours ground instruction.  

  • $7240 



At Rising Aviation High School, our mission is to educate and inspire a diverse student body through Science, Technology, Engineering,  and Math with a concentration in aviation and real-world settings as they prepare for gainful employment, successful careers, or further education in the Aviation and Aerospace industry. Our web-based model couples an aviation-themed program providing all required “core” courses in conjunction with our aviation electives. This framework prepares and trains our youth for lucrative aviation careers or further education and a high school experience like no other. Students will graduate with an accredited high school diploma with a STEM Endorsement and be ready for a career, further education, or military opportunities.


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Yes. Our Instructors are TSA certified to instruct international students after USA residency, citizenship or international agreements have been verified. For additional Alien Flight Student Program AFSP contact TSA:


Here's a synopsis of the FAA requirements for an IFR Rating.

  • At least 50 hours of cross-country flight time as pilot in command.

  • Forty (40) hours of actual or simulated instrument time, of which 15 hours must be received from an authorized instructor who holds an instrument-airplane rating.

  • At least 10 of these hours must be in airplanes for an instrument-airplane rating.

  • A flight of 250 nautical miles along airways or by directed routing from an air traffic control facility;

  • An instrument approach at each airport; and

  •  Three different kinds of approaches with the use of navigation systems.

  • A maximum of 20 hours of instrument time can be received in an Advanced Aviation Training Device in accordance with § 61.65(i). Simulator $140/hour vs. $227/hour aircraft. 

  • Private Pilot License holder, minimum. 

To obtain a commercial certificate in an airplane under FAR Part 61 rules a pilot must have:

  • 250 hours of flight time, 100 hours of which must be in powered aircraft, and 50 must be in airplanes.

  • 100 hours of pilot-in-command time, 50 of which must be in airplanes.

  • 50 hours of cross-country time, 10 of which must be in an airplane.

  • 20 hours of training, including 10 of instrument, 10 of complex or TAA, and a smattering of cross-country and practical test preparation.

  • 10 hours of solo training, including a smattering of cross-country and night.


In July 2018 the FAA published new rules that created new options for pilots training for the commercial pilot certificate. Previously an applicant had to train 10 hours in a complex airplane, an airplane with a retractable gear, controllable-pitch propeller, and flaps. The FAA now allows that training to take place in a technically advanced airplane. A TAA is one that has:

  • An electronic primary flight display with all six primary instruments.

  • An electronic multifunction display that includes a GPS-based moving map with the aircraft displayed on the screen.

  • A two-axis autopilot with heading and navigation modes.

Additional class ratings, such as adding a multiengine rating to single-engine commercial pilot certificate or adding a single-engine rating to a multiengine commercial pilot certificate, will take additional training in that class. 


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