Private Pilot details
FAA (Minimum) Requirements: Get started at any age but you must be 16 years old to fly solo; Be
17 years of age to take your Private Pilot Course checkride; Obtain a 3rd Class FAA Medical
Certificate (or higher); English proficiency.
Sport & Recreational
FAA (Minimum) Requirements: 17 years of age, 20 hours for Sport; 30 hours for Recreational.
FAA (Minimum) Requirements: Hold at least Private Pilot certificate, 50 hours cross-country PIC,
40 hours actual or simulated instrument time.
Commercial Pilot details
FAA (Minimum) Requirements: 18 years of age, 190 hours FAA Part 141 (Farmingdale and White Plains
locations); 250 hours FAA Part 61.
FAA (Minimum) Requirements: Hold at least Private Pilot certificate, Have an endorsement from a
CFI (Certified Flight Instructor.)
Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
Teach, learn, build flight experience and log flying hours.
Air Transport Pilot (ATP)
First officers — also known as co-pilots — must hold an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP)
certificate, requiring 1,500 hours total time as a pilot.
For Further Reading:
- The authoritative source for information is, as always, the FAA website.
- Detailed description of what is expected on the flight proficiency elements can be found in
the FAA PTS information page.
- Read more about the
detailed requirements and the privileges these licenses give you.
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