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I want to become a pilot. What are the basic requirements?

The requirements to become a pilot are as follows:

  • The prospective pilot must be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English Language.

  • The prospective pilot must submit to a physical and hold at least a Third class FAA medical certificate.

  • The prospective pilot must be 16 years old to obtain the student pilot license and to solo.

  • The prospective pilot must to be 17 years old to obtain the private pilot license

  • The prospective pilot’s total flying time must be at least 40 hours.
    – Of 40 hours, at least 10 hours must be solo flight time
    – Of the 10 hours solo, at least 5 hours must be cross-country (flying from your home-base airport to another, at least 50 nautical miles away)

  • The prospective pilot must pass the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Exam. To schedule your FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Exam at Texas Flight, click here.

  • The prospective pilot must pass the Private Pilot Oral and Practical (Flying) Exam.

Location

Kestrel Airpark 1T7

210 Kestrel Drive, Spring Branch, TX 78070

 

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