What are the basic requirements to start training?
• Be at least 16 years old to solo
• Be at least 17 years old for the check ride
• Read, speak, write, and understand English
• Obtain at least a third-class medical certificate
How long does it take to earn a private pilot license?
• Our goal at Savannah Aviation is to help you get your license within 40-50 hours of instruction. The national average, however, is about 70 hours and 3-to-7 months.
How often should I fly?
• We recommend at least 2-to-3 times per week until you solo, then once a week thereafter. At this pace, your learning will improve at a faster rate and thereby save you money in the long run.
What special skills are needed to be a pilot?
• If you have the motivation to learn, then you are ready to begin flying. Flying does not involve math skills beyond basic high school arithmetic.
What can I do as a private pilot?
• You may carry passengers (but not get paid for it) in a single engine airplane, day or night, in visual flying conditions, anywhere in the United States.
Can I earn a flight instructor rating with Savannah Aviation?
• Absolutely! As an instructor you’ll get paid to fly and log the 1500 hours needed for a career in the airlines.
Can I use my GI Bill to offset the cost of flight training?
• Savannah Aviation is an FAA approved Part 141 Flight School for private pilot certification and instrument rating airplane. You can use GI Bill benefits to offset the cost of flight training but only if you already have a private pilot license and a second class medical certificate. Click the link below for details: