This is the first FAA certificate a student obtains if (s)he eventually wants to upgrade to higher certificates and ratings. Content includes basic maneuvering flight, take-offs, landings, and cross-country flying. Ground training includes in-depth training on meteorology, aerodynamics, national airspace structure and navigation, and aircraft systems.
This certificate program is approximately two quarters in length, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Prerequisites: Must be at least 16 1/2 years of age. Must comply with FAA licensing standards and obtain a second-class FAA medical certificate with student pilot certificate prior to the first day of class. Please contact Instructor for details.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires that U.S. citizens prove citizenship status before beginning flight training by providing a current passport or birth certificate and driver’s license. Non-U.S. students must submit to a background and fingerprint check from the TSA prior to beginning training. Contact Instructor for details.
Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters
Note: Students often complete their Program Requirements at different rates due to their own skills and abilities and the availability of aircraft and suitable weather. Thus, the number of quarters needed to satisfactorily complete all of the requirements may exceed those listed above in some cases.