Private Pilot License
The Private License is for those who wish to fly for pleasure and potentially personal business. It does not allow you to fly for hire as a professional pilot. With your Private license you are allowed to take friends and family for flights day or night in VFR weather conditions. This is the basis of training most all pilots will begin with.
Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language, or have such operating limitations placed on his/her pilot certificate as are necessary for safety
Be a US citizen or complete the non-citizen flight training registration requirements via www.flightschoolcandidates.gov
Hold at least a current FAA Third Class Medical Certificate
Complete Ground School Training
Acquire a minimum of 40 flight hours, which includes a minimum 20 hours dual flight (with an instructor) and minimum 10 hours of solo flight
Pass FAA written exam (knowledge test) and checkride (practical test)
American Aviation provides an all inclusive training package for the Private License. Pricing changes based on the airplane. For a Diamond DA20 Private Pilot training package the cost is $11,500 This includes 50 hours of flight instruction, 40 hours of ground instruction, all necessary books & materials and one practical test and one written test fee. Other aircraft are available for Private. Additional private packages in other airplanes are available; $9975.00 in a Cessna 150/152 (weight restricted), $12,500 in a Cessna 172, $13,150.00 in a Diamond DA-40XLS, $12,500 in a Piper Archer.