Cirrus Aircraft SR22T 7

PRIVATE PILOT

CERTIFICATE

TAKE BACK YOUR TIME BY TAKING TO THE AIR

COMFORT. CONVENIENCE. CONTROL.

A private pilot certificate allows you to act as the pilot in command of an aircraft. You can even carry passengers (and, weight permitting, their bags, too)! That means family trips, business trips, fishing trips - you name it - can be accomplished on your schedule in a fraction of the time it would take to drive and with none of the hassles of commercial air travel. You can also tell friends, family, and the occasional stranger that you’re a pilot. So that’s neat.

And whether you’ve already started or are just getting going, our private pilot programs not only get you licensed quickly, they get you highly proficient with even the most challenging tasks and skills. Contact us today to learn more about training or to schedule a lesson.

BASIC TRAINING
REQUIREMENTS

TSA Approval (for non-U.S. citizens only)

Age: 17 Years (16 to Fly Solo)

Total Flight Time: 40 Hours

Instruction Flight Time: 20 Hours

Solo Flight Time: 10 Hours

 

It's important to keep in mind that while these minimums must be met, the national average for completing private pilot training is 70 hours total flight time with training in high performance, technologically advanced aircraft like the Cirrus taking much longer. Our courses are designed to get your training wrapped up in just 55 (Sling) or 65 (Cirrus) hours. Also, there is no minimum age to start flying lessons, the ages above only apply to solo flight and license eligibility.

THE PATH TO CERTIFICATION

Start first with a brief introductory flight. If you're ready to commit, speak with your CFI to sign up for lessons and get your student pilot certificate. Then apply for a third class FAA medical by completing a medxpress application and making an appointment with your local Aviation Medical Examiner (AME).

You'll work with your instructor to prepare for critical milestones like your first solo and solo cross country flights. Enroll in our ground school to help prep for your FAA written exam (60 multiple choice questions, 70% passing score). All of your training efforts ultimately lead to the FAA practical test (a.k.a. checkride) which is done one-on-one with a designated pilot examiner (DPE) and consists of a 1 to 2 hour oral exam and a 1.5 to 2.5 hour flight test.

CHOOSE YOUR RIDE

Both Sling and Cirrus offer wonderful platforms for flight training.

However, due to weight and balance restrictions for the LSA aircraft,

please note that the Sling LSA can only accommodate students up to 200 lbs.

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BANG FOR YOUR BUCK

Technologically advanced cockpits come in many shapes and sizes; but the wide cabin, excellent all-around view, and spacious luggage capacity make the Sling a comfortable and versatile choice. Throw in best-in-class handling and maneuverability, and you have yourself a pretty incredible training aircraft. Maximum student weight = 200 lbs.

BOLD INGENUITY

Every pilot’s dream plane? This might very well be it.

The SR20 and SR22T have redefined personal aviation with industry-leading performance, style, and safety. A seamless integration of luxury, technology, and automobile-inspired ergonomics will have you and your family eager to climb aboard.

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SLING LSA AIRCRAFT

TYPICAL TIMELINE TO COMPLETION:
6-9 MONTHS

Students are encouraged to sign up for a minimum of TWO 2.5-hour lessons per week, but greater frequency is beneficial as you'll  maintain a higher level of retention from one lesson to the next.

Training slots available (daily):
8:00AM - 10:30AM

11:00AM - 1:30PM

2:00PM - 4:30PM

5:00PM - 7:30PM

CIRRUS SR SERIES AIRCRAFT

TYPICAL TIMELINE TO COMPLETION:
8-12 MONTHS

Given the capabilities and complexities of the Cirrus aircraft, we encourage students training in the Cirrus to commit to our immersive, accelerated training format; but if that's not practical, students are encouraged to sign up for a minimum of TWO 3.5-hour lessons per week.

Training slots available (daily):
9:00AM - 12:30PM

1:30PM - 5:00PM

SLING LSA AIRCRAFT

TYPICAL COURSE COMPLETION COSTS:
$16,934

LSA Rental Hours (55 @ $129/Hour) = $7,095

Simulator Hours (10 @ $50/Hour) = $500

CFI Instruction (100 @ $75/Hour) = $7,500

Monthly Club Membership (6 @ $50) = $300

Ground School = $395

Training Materials = $349

Written Exam Fee = $195

Checkride Fee = $600

Total = $16,934

Approx. $345/month w/ financing

CIRRUS SR AIRCRAFT
 

TYPICAL COURSE COMPLETION COSTS:
$44,664

SR20 Rental Hours (85 @ $275/Hour) = $23,375

Simulator Hours (10 @ $50/Hour) = $500

Cirrus Instruction (185 @ $100/Hour) = $18,500

Monthly Club Membership (7 @ $50) = $300

Ground School = $395

Training Materials = $799

Written Exam Fee = $195

Checkride Fee = $600

Total = $44,664 (G3 SR20) or $57,414 (G6 SR22T)

Approx. $900-1160/month w/ financing

Airplanes
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QUESTIONS ABOUT TRAINING OR FINANCING?

Please use our contact form to set up a meeting with our flight school director.