|Private Pilot Certificate
The private pilot certificate qualifies a person to act as pilot-in-command
of an aircraft carrying passengers and baggage. The certified private pilot
(who holds no other certificates or ratings) may only fly under visual
fight rules (VFR) --only under good weather conditions-- and may not receive
compensation for his/her services.
|Ultralight Pilot Training
There is no license required for the ultralight pilot. The ultralight
pilot may operate a single place (two seat ultralights have not yet been
approved by the FAA) between the hours of sunrise and sunset and may not
|Completion Time & Cost
The private pilot certificate takes anywhere from four weeks to four
months to complete, depending on the frequency of training. Students who
train two days per week can expect to spend up to four months to complete
Dual Instruction: $85 - up
|Completion Time & Cost
The ultralight pilot training takes anywhere from one week to eight
weeks to complete, depending on the frequency of training. Students who
train two days per week can expect to spend about five weeks to complete
Dual Instruction: $55 - up
The FAA requires the student to log a minimum of 40 hours. However, most students require approximately 60 hours to achieve the necessary proficiency.
Eligibility Requirements: FAR 61.103
* 17 years of age;
The FAA does not require ANY training for you to fly ultralight aircraft... (Common sense tells you this would not especially be good for your continued good health)
Eligibility Requirements: FAR Part 103
"Quote from FAR Part 103"
***Please keep reading!!
The USUA pilot program requires 10 hours training before they will issue
you a USUA pilot certificate. There is no requirement for you to join the
USUA pilot program but before USUA instructors are supposed to give you
your first flight, to cover liability issues, you are required to join
the USUA student pilot program. ($5.00)
Experience has shown that it takes about 10 hours for the average person
to become minimally proficient in flying ultralights.
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