PART 141 OR PART 61?
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
OVER 25 YEARS OF
We have years of practice and experience in all areas of our business. We have certified instructors and mechanics that can help you with your aviation related needs.
You don’t have to be a particular age before you can begin to take flying lessons. With that said, however, you do have to be at least 16 years old before you can solo an airplane (14 years old for the operation of a balloon or glider), and 17 before you can be issued a pilot certificate. Therefore, it may not be particularly efficient from the standpoint of cost and flight hours to begin lessons too early.
Tracy Municipal Airport
5749 South Tracy Blvd.
Tracy, CA 95377
There are a lot of variables that affect the cost of learning to fly, including the frequency of flight lessons, weather conditions, the kind of aircraft in which you are training and its availability for scheduling, and individual aptitude. A rough estimate would range between $8,000 and $13,000, depending on the certificate being sought.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Tel: (209) 830-7666 | Fax: 209-835-7667
The FAA has established the minimum number of flight hours needed to obtain a certificate. Under Part 61 of the federal aviation regulations, the minimums are 20 hours for a sport pilot certificate, 30 hours for a recreational certificate, and 40 hours for a private pilot certificate. If training under Part 141 it is a 35-hour requirement. However, many schools believe that a true average flight training time for a private pilot is between 50 and 60 hours, whether the school operates under Part 61 or Part 141. These flight hours can be spread over a time span of several months to a year or more. For the most part, the amount of time it takes will vary from person to person.
Part 141 schools have more FAA oversight and more rigid schedules. For the added requirements, they are allowed to reduce the minimum required hours of private pilot training to 35 hours, rather than the 40-hour minimum required. Here at Skyview, we offer a 9 month 141 international or domestic student course.
Part 61 schools can be more flexible with training schedules and have the ability to tailor the curriculum to meet individual students’ training needs. Either type of schooling must train you to pass the very same practical test. We offer Part 141 and Part 61 training here at Skyview.
Sat - Sun: 8:30am - 4:30pm
-Domestic & International Flight Training
-Ferry Tank Installation
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Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm