Getting your Private Pilot’s license is a terrific first step towards a rewarding career in aviation. Taking personal instruction from experts, getting hands-on experience behind the controls of an airplane, and making things official with a proper license shows that you are serious, willing to learn and, committed to your aviation dream!

At CHI Aerospace, we can help you achieve that dream. We give you the personalized guidance you need.  With the advanced equipment and airplane technology available here at CHI, we are prepared to help you start your career in aviation. Whether you just want to fly with friends or fly F-22's in the Military, it all starts here!


Private Pilot Requirements

There are several requirements you will need to satisfy before you can earn your Private Pilot’s certificate.

CHI Aerospace can help you achieve all of them and ensure you’re ready – and able – to take off and enjoy your time in the sky.

  • You must be 16 years old for solo flights, and 17 to achieve the certificate (training can begin at a younger age, but we recommend not starting until at least 12)

  • You must complete a minimum of 40 hours of flight training

  • You must pass a FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test

  • You must have at least a 3rd Class Medical for solo flights

  • You must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English

What Can Private Pilots Do?

  • Plan trips for you and your friends or spouse

  • Fly across the country if you want!

  • Fly at night

  • Build your own airplane

  • Add a tailwheel endorsement

  • Add a glider add-on

  • Add a sea plane add-on

  • Add an instrument rating

  • Add a multi-engine rating

  • Add a commercial rating

What Are Private Pilot Limitations?

  • You cannot fly for hire

  • You must share expenses pro-rata