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How do I get my Private Pilot License?

Complete flight training and obtain your private pilot license in as little as 40 hours! Our experienced experts help you complete flight training to safely and effectively operate a plane independently. Take our Innovative Flight Design CTLS into the air with an instructor, and learn an exciting new skill or begin a career.


Numerous clients have utilized our CTLS to pilot their own aircrafts. The high efficiency of the CTLS allows students to log flight time with lower costs and our experienced instructors help aspiring pilots learn procedures and commands quicker. Start with pre-flight procedures and learn taxiing, takeoff, climbs, turns, landing, and emergency protocols. Continue to take guided pilot lessons until you are confident in your abilities and then move on to solo challenges. Your flying lessons include cross-country flight, night flights, takeoffs, landings, and preparation for the practical exam.

Note: While the regulations require a minimum of 40 hours of flight time, 50 to 70 hours is more likely. As with your solo flight, it is up to you and your instructor's discretion when you take the practical test.

Prior to flight training:

The student must present either a birth certificate or passport to prove U.S. citizenship prior to training in accordance with the TSA or a FAA license and a picture ID. If you do not have a FAA license and are a foreign national, contact us and we will help you through the process to get your TSA clearance. Allow a minimum of 2 weeks. 250 lbs. weight limit. Purchase a FAR/AIMS and the Gyrocopter Pilots Handbook by Phil Hardwood (Gyropedia available from us) for a home study group school course.

  • Bring a photo ID (driver's license) and a passport or a birth certificate to prove U.S. citizenship as required by Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen and do not already have a FAA license, contact us and we will guide you through the process of obtaining TSA clearance for initial flight training in the U.S.
  • Be prepared to take guidance from your instructor(s). Be prepared to learn!
  • 250 pound weight limit
  • If you have any medical or physical issues, please discuss those with us beforehand
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