first solo san diego flight school


When it comes to training for the Private Pilot's Certificate everyone starts in the same place, whether you're heading to the airlines, shooting for that captain's seat in a corporate jet or just ticking off a bucket list item. It's Aviation 101 where you'll learn the basics of how to fly a plane and all of the prerequisites required to keep you safe, out of trouble and in the air.

  • Minimum of 40 hours
  • 3rd class medical.
  • Pass the FAA written test
  • Pass an oral and flight test.


An instrument-rated pilot can legally fly in clouds, rain, and fog, which broadens their abilities and keeps them in the air instead of being stuck on the ground during inclement weather. Pilots who want to fly in the clouds need to get an instrument rating added on to their private or commercial pilot certificate.

  • Minimum of 40 hours of instrument training
  • 50 hours of cross country PIC
  • 3rd class medical
  • Pass the FAA written, oral and flight test
Private pilot traing in San Diego


Once you've passed your Commercial Pilot Checkride, you're now on your way to becoming a professional pilot. For many pilots, this is the first major step towards your career in aviation. It's your first step in actually being able to get paid to fly.

  • Minimum of 250 total flight hours
  • 3rd class medical
  • Single or Multi-Engine Airplane
  • Pass the FAA written, oral and flight test