Private Pilot Certificate

Private Pilot Lessons in Aitkin and Baudette Minnesota. Learn to fly in Adventure North’s Grumman Tiger, an experience comparable to a sports car with wings! Flying the Tiger will give pilots a strong base of knowledge and confidence in their primary flight training. The View and performance are both spectacular and exhilarating. The reward and freedom of earning your Private Pilot Certificate is well worth the investment. We have our flight school right here in Aitkin Minnesota. Please call for Pricing and Availability.

General Requirements
  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language.
  • Obtain at least a current third-class medical certificate.
  • Pass a knowledge test as well as a practical test, which consists of an oral and flight exam conducted by an FAA designated examiner.
Sec. 61.109 Aeronautical experience.

• (a) For an airplane single-engine rating. Except as provided in paragraph (i) of this section, a person who applies for a private pilot certificate with an airplane category and single-engine class rating must log at least 40 hours of flight time that includes at least 20 hours of flight training from an authorized instructor and 10 hours of solo flight training in the areas of operation listed in Sec. 61.107(b)(1) of this part, and the training must include at least–
• (1) 3 hours of cross-country flight training in a single-engine airplane;
• (2) Except as provided in Sec. 61.110 of this part, 3 hours of night flight training in a single-engine airplane that includes–
• (i) One cross-country flight of over 100 nautical miles total distance; and
• (ii) 10 takeoffs and 10 landings to a full stop (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport.
• (3) 3 hours of flight training in a single-engine airplane on the control and maneuvering of an airplane solely by reference to instruments, including straight and level flight, constant airspeed climbs and descents, turns to a heading, recovery from unusual flight attitudes, radio communications, and the use of navigation systems/facilities and radar services appropriate to instrument flight;
• (4) 3 hours of flight training in preparation for the practical test in a single-engine airplane, which must have been performed within 60 days preceding the date of the test; and
• (5) 10 hours of solo flight time in a single-engine airplane, consisting of at least–
• (i) 5 hours of solo cross-country time;
• (ii) One solo cross-country flight of at least 150 nautical miles total distance, with full-stop landings at a minimum of three points, and one segment of the flight consisting of a straight-line distance of at least 50 nautical miles between the takeoff and landing locations; and
• (iii) Three takeoffs and three landings to a full stop (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport with an operating control tower.