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A private pilot license (PPL) allows a person to operate an aircraft in visual flight conditions during daylight hours as well as at night, and allows a person to carry passengers, so long as the pilot does not operate for hire and is not paid for the service. For many students, this is the first step in their pilot journey, as it is the first license necessary in the process of becoming a commercial pilot. For others, the private pilot license allows them to accomplish the goal or dream of being a pilot. Whatever your aviation goals may be, we would be happy to help you achieve your goal of becoming a private pilot!

Requirements for a private pilot license:
– Must be able to read, speak, write, and understand English
– Must obtain at least a third-class FAA medical certificate
– Must be at least 17 years of age
– Must be at least 16 years old to accomplish a solo flight
– Must understand the basic principles of math, so as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Orlando Flight School offers a self-paced private pilot program, which entails a mixture of both ground school and flight training.

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Step 1: Requirements
– Students must ensure that they meet the basic requirements for the private pilot license listed above.

Step 2: Accomplish ground school and pass the FAA written test

The FAA requires a written test to be completed by all private pilot students before they can take the practical test to obtain their PPL. Orlando Flight School offers ground school to students to help them to prepare for this written test, as well as to teach students the fundamental knowledge that all pilots must possess.

Step 3: Flight Training
– In order to prepare for the FAA practical test, students must complete at least 40 hours of flight training. This training will cover all FAA requirements, such as, night flying, takeoffs, landings, solo flight, and maneuvers. Every student is different and learns at a different pace, so flight training will be accomplished at a different pace and timeline that accommodates the needs of each student.

Final Step: FAA Practical Test

– The FAA practical test, or checkride, will be the final test necessary for each student to obtain their private pilot license. This test consists of an oral test portion, which will test the knowledge of the student, as well as a flight test, which will test the flying ability of the student. After the student passes this test, they will be issued their private pilot certificate.