Cessna 172 for Private Pilot TrainingThe Private Pilot Course is the first step in a process of becoming a professional airplane pilot. This certificate allows you to carry passengers, but you will not be able to fly for compensation or hire without further training and certification. Additional category and class ratings are available; please contact us with any questions.


The student must have a valid student pilot certificate and a current 3rd class medical prior to beginning flight training (although, a 2nd class medical is recommended).


The Cessna 172 is typically used at this level of training.

Ground Training

  • Aircraft systems & pre-flight actions
  • Aerodynamics & principles of flight
  • Weight, balance & density altitude calculations.
  • Weather elements and reports.
  • Use of Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM)
  • Visual Flight Rules (VFR) navigation & flight planning
  • Radio communications
  • Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR)
  • Accident reporting requirements (NTSB)
  • Flight safety, aeronautical decision making (ADM)

Flight Training

  • Pre & post flight procedures
  • Airport  operations
  • Taxi, takeoff, and landing operations
  • Performance maneuvers
  • Navigation & night operations
  • Emergency procedures
  • Familiarization with proper control techniques

Private Pilot Single Engine Objective:

To obtain a FAA Private Pilot License: Single Engine Land

Course Duration:  4 – 8 weeks

Aircraft: Cessna 172

Contents and Flight Hours:

Aircraft Type:   Cessna 172

Rate per hr Cessna 172

30 hours of Dual Flight



10 hours of Solo Flight



15 hours of Ground School



Third Class Medical




Written Exam


Practical Exam


Average Total Cost


Notes: Credit given for previous flight training.  Any additional flight time required will be added at normal hourly rate. These times and costs are based on an average student. All costs and time allotments may vary depending upon the student’s ability.