Private Pilot License (PPL)

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Private Pilot License (PPL)

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Adventure Pilot Training Program

Whether your desire is to fly your family or friends to a lake for an afternoon of fun, or to your favorite eatery, earning your Private Pilot’s License (PPL) is where your #adventure begins. It is where all pilots begin whether your goal is to fly for recreation or as a career pilot.

At Flex Air, you will be assigned and work on one with one of our flight instructors. Your instructor will begin by taking the time to learn about you. Your program will be based on your unique scheduling needs and learning style. We believe in being flexible whenever possible.


At Flex Air you have the choice of a full-time or a part-time training program. By choosing a full-time program, you can expect to earn your private pilot’s certificate in as little as 2 months, while if part-time you can expect to complete your program in 3-6 months.


How much does a private pilot license cost?

The cost of obtaining a private pilot license typically ranges from $16,000 to $21,000. This estimate includes various expenses such as ground school fees, flight training costs, instructor fees, and the rental of aircraft for training purposes. Additionally, this range covers the cost of necessary materials, such as textbooks and navigation tools, as well as the fees for taking the required exams. The total cost can vary depending on the location, the flight school, the type of aircraft used for training, and the number of flight hours a student needs to become proficient.
So, what’s on the horizon?

Get more flight time with an Instrument Rating

As we all know, weather can change rapidly, therefore the value of an Instrument Rating, is a more prepared and skilled pilot. Earning your Instrument Rating following your Private Pilot License lessens your ability to be limited due to weather. As a private pilot, you are limited to flying under clear weather conditions by what you can see or Visual Flight Rules (VFR). However, a private pilot with an Instrument Rating has the ability to fly in varied conditions such as clouds by using the instruments of the aircraft or under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). You can expect to earn your instrument rating in as little as 6 weeks.

Quality flight training is a big investment…

For a huge career payoff! Pilot salaries are higher than ever before in the history of aviation and will keep rising for decades. Over the course of a typical career, an airline pilot might earn as much as $7 million.

To get there, make sure your Student FINANCING application is as strong as possible.

What students are saying about us…


Hannah fell in love with aviation at a young age with memories of doing spins in a 172 with her dad. Following in both of her parent’s footsteps, she is working toward starting her own career in aviation, but she has never lost that innocent love for the adventure of flying.

Ready to start your engines?

We know all the researching can be daunting, and for many people choosing to follow your dreams is a decision riddled with anxiety of the unknown. We’re here to help lay the path.

Private Pilot License Flight Training FAQ

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