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Freeway Aviation
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Private Pilot Flight Training Course

Freeway Aviation Training Center's course is designed to meet all the FAA requirements for a private pilot certificate. The syllabus has 35 hours of flight training, consisting of 20 hours of dual instruction and 15 hours of solo flight. During this flight instruction, the student will receive the required training for solo flight, cross-country flights, controlled fields, night flights, and all specified maneuvers. Progress checks will be conducted throughout the training process. The flight training will take approximately four to six months to complete, if you schedule flight lessons 3 times a week.

The ground school syllabus includes 35 hours of classroom training, with 2 hours for quizzes and the final examination. The course covers an introduction to the airplane and aerodynamics, aircraft systems, airports, communications and Air Traffic Control, weight & balance, meteorology, Federal Aviation Regulations, aeronautical charts, radio navigation, flight publications, the flight computer, medical factors of flight and cross country flight. Upon graduation from ground school, the student will be prepared for the FAA written examination. The ground school/classroom training will be seven weeks to complete and will prepare you to take and pass the FAA written exam that is required.

Private Pilot Solo Requirements

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language
  • Hold at least a third class medical and Student Pilot certificate

Private Pilot Graduation Requirements

  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Hold at least a third class medical and Student Pilot certificate
  • Demonstrate through written tests, flight tests, and appropriate records that he has the knowledge, skill and experience to exercise the privileges of a private pilot safely

 

Minimum Cost for Training in a Cessna 152 Minimum Cost for Training in a Cessna 172
Ground School (35 hours) $598.75 Ground School (35 hours) $598.75
       
20 Hours Dual Instruction
$150 Per Hour (C-152)
$3,000.00 20 Hours Dual Instruction
$188 Per Hour (C-172)
$3,760.00
15 Hours Solo
$97 Per Hour (C-152)
$1,455.00 15 Hours Solo
$135 Per Hour (C-172)
$2,025.00
20 Hours Pre/Post flight ground briefings
$55 per hour
$1,100.00 20 Hours Pre/Post flight ground briefings
$55 per hour
$1,100.00
FAA Private Pilot Flight Test
$400.00 FAA Private Pilot Flight Test
$400.00
1.5 Hours for FAA Flight Test
(C-152 at $97 per hour)
$145.50 1.5 Hours for FAA Flight Test
(C-172 at $135 per hour)
$202.50
Additional Course Material
(AFD, Sec, Study Guide, PTS)
$50.00 Additional Course Material
(AFD, Sec, Study Guide, PTS)
$50.00
Approximate Total Cost* $6,749.25 Approximate Total Cost* $8,136.25

 

*Costs are based on the minimum hours required by the FAA.
  It is not unusual to exceed these amounts.

Students who weigh more than 170 lbs. or are taller than 71" will need to accomplish their flight training in the larger C-172 aircraft.

Note: Create a block account with $1,000 paid in advance, and receive a 10% discount on aircraft rental!

 

Freeway Airport
3900 Church Road
Bowie, MD 20721
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FBO & Flight School
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Field Elevation 168 ft
Unicom Frequency 123.075 MHz
Location N38.56.42 W76.46.32

Runway Direction 36/18
Runway Dimensions 2,420' x 40'
Traffic Pattern Alt 1,000 ft MSL

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