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Private Pilot certification

Step Two:  The Private Rotorcraft Pilot Program: Course Part 61 Available

For people who may be learning to fly as a hobby, for personal business or planning to purchase their own aircraft.


The privilege of a Private Pilot


  • With your Private Pilot license, you are allowed to take family, friends and co-workers onboard your aircraft or a rented aircraft, while acting as Pilot in Command
  • You can also fly with family, friends and accountancy and share at pro-rata the operational expense of the aircraft.
  • Fly and generate revenue for charitable organization. (See restriction S-FAR 61.113) 
  • The limitation of a Private Rotorcraft Pilot


The limitation of a  Private Pilot

The only restriction to acting as a Private Pilot is that the FAA does not allow you to be compensated for your skills.

How do you get a Private Rotorcraft Pilot?

  • Must be at least 17 years of age. 

  • Must be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language.

  • Receive logbook endorsement from an authorized instructor to take the tests. 

  • Meet the aeronautical experience requirements of this section that apply to the aircraft - category and class rating sought. 

  • Pass the written test. 

  • Pass the practical test.

The Minimum requirements to obtain a Private Pilot’s License


  • 35 hours minimum of flight time, which must include 20 hours of flight instruction. 
  • 3 hours of Cross Country training 
  • Night training includes one cross country flight over 50 nautical miles and 10 takeoffs and landings at night. 
  • 5* hours of solo flight time *(Part 141 Only) 
  • 3 hours training in preparation for the flight test with a qualified instructor within 60 days prior.
  • Take a physical from a FAA-certified examiner receiving a 1st Class, 2nd Class or 3rd Class Medical certificate. To receive your Private Pilot License, you are required to have at least a 3rd Class Medical.
  • Pass an oral and flight test given by the FAA or an approved designated pilot examiner

To view the medical or certification requirements in greater detail, please contact the Federal Aviation Administration at 954.356.7520 or contact Pascal at 954.394.4229