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Goodyear Airport, 1658 S Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338

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Private Pilot License Requirements & Eligibility

Requirements for obtaining a private pilot license are set out in the FAR]AIM (Federal Aviation Regulations/Aeronautical Information Manual) Part 61.103-109. This can be broken down into 2 parts - Eligibility & Aeronautical Experience.

Eligibility Requirements for Private Pilot License

Refer FAR 61.103

  • Be at least 17 years of age for a rating in other than a glider or balloon
  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language
  • Instructor logbook endorsement certifying your aeronautical knowledge (14 CFR 61.105) and that you are prepared for the written test
  • Passed the written test and can present your original embossed Airman Knowledge Test Report
  • Instructor logbook endorsement certifying your flight proficiency (14 CFR 61.107) and that you are ready for the flight test
  • Log all required aeronautical experience (below)

Aeronautical Experience Requirement for Private Pilot License

Refer FAR 61.109

Total Time

40 hours minimum which consists of at least:

Dual Time

20 hours minimum of flight training with an instructor on the Private Pilot areas of operation including:

  • 3 hours of cross country flight training in a single engine airplane;
  • 3 hours of night flight training in a single engine airplane, that includes at least:
    • a) 1 cross country flight of over 100 nm total distance; and
    • b) 10 T/O’s and 10 landings to a full stop with each involving a flight in the traffic pattern at an airport.
  • 3 hours of flight training by reference to instruments in a single engine airplane; and
  • 3 hours of flight training in a single engine airplane within the 60 days prior to the practical test.

Solo Time

10 hours minimum of solo flying in a single engine airplane on the Private Pilot areas of operation including:

  • 5 hours of solo cross country flying;
  • 1 150 NM solo cross country flight, with full-stop landings at three points and one segment of the flight consisting of a straight-line distance of more than 50 NM between the takeoff and landing locations; and
  • 3 takeoffs and 3 landings to a full stop (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport with an operating control tower

Every effort is made to ensure this page is accurate and up-to-date, however, it is important to check the regulations or ask us to confirm current requirements.

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Goodyear Airport, 1658 S Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338

Goodyear Airport, 1658 S Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338

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