Private Pilot

Liberty Aviation's Training Philosophy

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Pre-Solo Flight Training
Stage I 33%
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Cross Country Training
Stage II 66%
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Checkride Prepration
Stage III 100%
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Private Pilot Requirements

§ 61.109 Aeronautical experience.

(a)For an airplane single-engine rating. Except as provided in paragraph (k) 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 § 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 § 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 with an authorized instructor in a single-engine airplane in preparation for the practical test, which must have been performed within the preceding 2 calendar months from the month 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 150 nautical miles total distance, with full-stop landings at three points, and one segment of the flight consisting of a straight-line distance of more than 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.

(b)For an airplane multiengine rating. Except as provided in paragraph (k) of this section, a person who applies for a private pilot certificate with an airplane category and multiengine 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 § 61.107(b)(2) of this part, and the training must include at least –

(1) 3 hours of cross-country flight training in a multiengine airplane;

(2) Except as provided in § 61.110 of this part, 3 hours of night flight training in a multiengine 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 multiengine 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 with an authorized instructor in a multiengine airplane in preparation for the practical test, which must have been performed within the preceding 2 calendar months from the month of the test; and

(5) 10 hours of solo flight time in an airplane consisting of at least –

(i) 5 hours of solo cross-country time;

(ii) One solo cross country flight of 150 nautical miles total distance, with full-stop landings at three points, and one segment of the flight consisting of a straight-line distance of more than 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.

 

 

 

Private Pilot Course 

 

Achieve Your Qualification as a Private Pilot with the New Standard in Aviation 

 

What is the Private Pilot Course with Liberty Aviation?

Liberty Aviation introduces the Private Pilot Course (PPL) for flight training at our Pilot ground school in CamarilloLos Angeles. Our Private Pilot Course affords the professional opportunity to fly independently and recreationally. The PPL allows sole commandership of an aircraft as the pilot and serves as the foundation for a truly rewarding career navigating the skies. 

What Liberty Aviation’s Private Pilot Course Entails 

Receive expert flight training under the guidance of our certified and experienced flight instructor. Our Pilot Ground School includes education in aviation from the performance of aircraft checks and operation of aircraft controls to lift off and safe landing up and down the runway. 

Requirements 

To Achieve Your PPL with Liberty Aviation, the following flight training and requirements must be met: 

§ 61.109 Aeronautical Experience

a) For the airplane single-engine rating – Individuals interested in applying for Private Pilot certificate with an airplane category and single-engine class rating, are required to log 40 hours of flight time. The 40-hour flight training must involve at least 20 hours of flying with the aid of a certified instructor and 10 hours of independent flight training according to areas of operation listed in § 61.107(b)(1) of this section. The flight training must include the following minimum requirements: 

 

1. At least 3 hours of flight training across country in a single-engine aircraft at our Pilot ground school in Camarillo/Los Angeles area

2. Except as provided in § 61.110 of this sectiona minimum of 3 hours of night flight training in a single engine airplane that involves: 

i). A single cross-country flight covering 100 nautical miles total distance

ii). At least 10 takeoffs and 10 landings coming to a full stop (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport

3. Every new pilot must perform at least 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

➢ The use of navigation systems/facilities and radar services appropriate to instrument flight

 

4. At least 3 hours of flight training with our authorized instructor at the Pilot ground school in Camarillo/Los Angeles area, must be performed in a single-engine airplane in preparation for the practical test. This must have been performed within the preceding 2 calendar months from the month of the test

 

5. At least 10 hours of solo flight time in a single-engine airplane, consisting of the following minimum requirements: 

 

(i) 5 hours of solo cross-country time

(ii) One solo crosscountry flight of 150 nautical miles total distance, with full-stop landings at three points, and one segment of the flight consisting of a straight-line distance of more than 50 nautical miles between the takeoff and landing locations;

(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. 

(b) For an airplane multiengine rating (Except as provided in paragraph (k) of this section):

A person who applies for a private pilot certificate with an airplane category and multiengine 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 § 61.107

(b)(2) of this part. The training must include the following minimum requirements: 

(1) 3 hours of cross-country flight training in a multiengine airplane; 

(2) Except as provided in § 61.110 of this part, 3 hours of night flight training in a multiengine airplane that includes

(i) One cross-country flight of over 100 nautical miles total distance

(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 multiengine airplane on the control and maneuvering of an airplane solely by reference to instruments, must include:

➢ 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 with Liberty Aviation’s authorized instructor at the Pilot ground school in Camarillo/Los Angeles in a multiengine airplane in preparation for the practical test, which must have been performed within the preceding 2 calendar months from the month of the test

(5) 10 hours of solo flight time in an airplane consisting of the following minimum requirements: 

(i) 5 hours of solo cross-country time 

(ii) One solo crosscountry flight of 150 nautical miles total distance, with full-stop landings at three points, and one segment of the flight consisting of a straight-line distance of more than 50 nautical miles between the takeoff and landing locations

(iii) 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.