AIA Aviation was founded over a decade ago with the intention of turning people into pilots. Our President has 23 years of aviation experience. This incudes giving over 4000 hours of instruction to hundreds of pilots. The team at AIA Aviation has what it takes to make you successful in aviation and earn your license. It is expected to take 6 weeks to earn your Private Pilot License depending on how often you fly.
You may begin flight training while enrolled in the ground school.
As long as you do your part, you will graduate with your Private Pilot License. Our success rate – following our program – is over 97% first time pass rate.
This critical phase is necessary to build the foundation of knowledge. After successfully completing the ground school, ready to take your Private Pilot Knowledge Exam at a testing center.
Your FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) will help you supplement your knowledge through one-on-one or small group instruction.
Flight Training Syllabus
Flight training is broken into 3 stages. Each stage makes sure you have gained the required knowledge and skills to progress to the next stage. At the end of all the stages, you will be ready for your Private Pilot License. After each phase, the student will take a stage check before progressing to the next stage.
During this stage, the student obtains the foundation for all future aviation training. The student becomes familiar with the training airplane and learns how use the airplane controls to establish and maintain specific flight attitudes and ground tracks. The student learns how to recognize and recover from stalls and gains the proficiency to solo the training airplane in the traffic pattern.
During Stage 2, the student expands the skills learned in the previous stage. The student is introduced to short field and soft field takeoff and landing procedures, as well as night operations, which are important steps in preparation for cross country training. Additionally, the student will increase proficiency in performing maneuvers and procedures solely by reference to the instruments. In the cross country phase, the student learns to effectively plan and conduct cross country flights in the National Airspace System using pilotage, dead reckoning, VOR and GPS navigation systems.
During this stage, the student will gain additional proficiency in solo cross country operations, and will receive instruction in preparation for the End-of-Course Flight Check. This stage will be complete when the students demonstrates performance of private pilot operations at a standard that meets or exceeds the criteria established in the FAA Private Pilot – Airplane Airman Certification Standards.
After all phases are complete, you will take a check Ride with a Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE). He or she will begin the check ride with an oral / verbal exam. This is a one-on-one conversation where the DPE will quiz you on material that you learned. He will also have you prepare a flight plan ahead of time and you will discuss various elements of it with him. After the oral exam is complete, your will then proceed to the airplane and do the flight portion of the test. The examiner will have you do many of the maneuvers your learned during your training. He will be assessing your skills and decision making throughout the process.
If all is successful, he will print out your Private Pilot Certificate right there on the spot!
Private Pilot Pricing
30 Hours Cessna 172 with CFI
10 Hours Solo time in 172
10 Hours Ground Instruction
2 hours Aircraft Rental for Checkride
Total Estimate in Cessna 172
Testing Fees and Supplies
FAA Designated Examiner Checkride Fee
Private Pilot Supplies
FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test Fee
FAA Medical Exam
The costs are NOT charged by us but need to be factored into the cost.