I am a NAFI instructor!



Do you have a dream of flying?

Ever wanted to take a trip to the beach just for the day or the weekend to have dinner with friends? Need to take a business trip and want to return home that same day?  Or do you just want to fly for fun and enjoyment? If the answer is yes, then why not earn your private pilot certificate. Go when you want, where you want, how you want on your schedule.


Let me show you how to become a pilot. Learn how to navigate through today's national airspace system. Learn about regulations, aircraft systems, weather, aircraft performance and much more. I am currently taking new clients so give me a call or email and schedule your first flight today.


Private Pilot General Requirements

Be at least 17 years of age.

Be able to read, speak, and understand English.

Obtain a student pilot certificate through IACRA.

Obtain at least a third class medical certificate.

Possess a valid US birth certificate or current US passport.

Pass a knowlege test and a practical test.


Flight Requirements

Minimum of 40 hours of flight, which must include the following:

Minimum of 20 hours of flight instruction which includes:

  • 3 hours cross country
  • 3 hours instrument training
  • 3 hours of night flying to include:
    • One cross country of at least 100 nm total distance, 10 night takeoffs and landings.

Minimum of 10 hours of solo flight, which includes:

5 hours solo cross country:

One solo cross country at least 150 nm total distance, with landings at three points and with one segment at least 50 nm between two locations.

Three takeoffs and landings at an airport with an operating control tower.


Note: 40 hours is the minimum set by the FAA. Most pilots will require more flight time to be prepared for the practical test. The average is around 50-60 hours.



Sugar Valley Airport


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