The private pilot certificate, also called a Private Pilot License, is the FAA license that allows you to legally fly airplanes.
If you've always dreamed of flying then absolutely it is! With a PPL you can fly small aircraft with friends and family anywhere you want to go.
Be 17 years old or older.
You must be able to read, speak, write, and understand English.
You must hold a student pilot certificate available from the FAA, or a sport pilot certificate.
Have your Airman Medical Certificate.
The timeframe it takes on average to get your private pilots license is
The first part of training is commonly called ground school. This is where you get the book knowledge.
Fly one-on-one with a certified flight instructor.
The first exam you must pass is commonly called the written exam, but is referred to by the FAA as the “aeronautical knowledge exam.”
Once your flight instructor finds you ready, they will call an examiner for an actual flight exam in the air.