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FAA PPL(A) in California

 

Private Pilot License is a qualification that permits to act without remuneration as a pilot in command (PIC) or co-pilot on airplanes in non-commercial operations. PPL is the most common type of license in General Aviation.

For future professional pilots, the FAA Private Pilot License is also the first step in the aviation career.

We are open 7 days a week. Start your flight training today, call: (951) 272-3942

Flight training location

Flight training is held at Corona Municipal Airport (KAJO). Corona Airport is an ideal training area for any student to begin their flight training.

Start dates

You can start your pilot training immediately or at any time. We are open 7 days a week.

Course entry requirements

  • Minimum age of 16 years to apply
  • Be able to read, understand, write, and speak English fluently
  • At least Class 3 Medical Certificate

Don't worry, we will guide you step-by-step through the whole process of becoming an amazing pilot.

Ground training

Total instruction time given is 35 hours and consists of three stages.

Stage I:

  • Discovery Aviation
  • Airplane Systems
  • Aerodynamic Principles
  • The Flight Environment
  • Communication & Flight Info.
  • Stage I Exam
  • Meteorology for Pilots
  • Federal Aviation Regulations
  • Interpreting Weather Data

Stage II:

  • Stage II Exam
  • Airplane Performance
  • Navigation
  • Human Factor Principles
  • Flying Cross Country

Stage III:

  • Stage III Exam
  • Final Exams A & B

Flight training

40 hours total time in airplane (PPL(A)) with:

  1. At least 30 hours of dual instruction [with flight instructor]
    1. 25 hours of Basic maneuvers, emergency procedures, take-offs and landings etc.
    2. 5 hours of Navigation cross-country flights
  2. At least 10 hours of supervised solo flight time, including at least 5 hours of solo cross-country flight time with at least one cross-country flight of at least 100 NM with full stop landings at two aerodromes different from the aerodrome of departure.
  3. Final check ride with FAA examiner.

After completing the flight training the trainee shall have the required flight experience required by the FAA

Examination – Written Test

The applicant has to demonstrate the theoretical knowledge at an FAA approved testing center in the form of a written test. The test consists of nine subjects (Basic Aerodynamics, Aircraft Systems, Flight Instruments, Regulations, Procedures and Airport Operations, Weather, Weather Service, Aircraft Performance, Enroute Flight, Navigation, Communication Procedures).

The applicant must pass the written exam with a minimum of 70% which is still a passing score. One must complete and successfully pass the written exam prior to taking the theoretical/practical examination.

Examination – Theoretical/Practical

Theoretical examination for the PPL(A) must be successfully passed to be able to take the Theoretical/Practical exam.

The practical skill exam is performed in flight with the authorized FAA examiner and can be taken after successful completion of the written tests at an FAA approved testing center. The applicant must demonstrate the ability to:

  • operate the airplane within its limitations
  • complete all maneuvers as smooth and as accurate as required
  • exercise good judgment and airmanship
  • apply aeronautical knowledge
  • maintain control of the airplane at all times.

Request detailed information

If you would like to get more details and find a tailor-made solution for your query please fill in the form below or give us a call. Specially allocated Flight Training Consultant will guide you throughout all the process and answer the questions you might have.

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You can also request information regarding your flight training by phone:

Czech Republic: +420 228 882 444
Miami, FL, USA: +1(305)255-8753
Los Angeles, CA, USA: +1(951)272-3942
India: (+919) 956 057 0493

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Price

PPL(A) Part 61

The fee includes all components needed for being able to comply with the FAA PPL(A) issuance requirements

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DescriptionAmountUnit price USDTotal USD
Aircraft Cessna 152 (40 hours)40993 960
Flight Instructor (30 hours)30541 620
Ground training (35 hours)35301 050
Total USD6 630

No taxes are applied for pilot training in California.

The FAA PPL(A) program fee covers the following items and services:

  • Flight Instructor time for ground & practical training
  • Airplane usage, including fuel. We don't apply any fuel surchage!
  • Bonus - account for Rocket Route flight planning services - valued $300/year

Course duration

The PPL(A) can be obtained in a range period starting from one month depending on the trainees time availability for both theoretical and practical training.

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