Minimum age: on the day of a first solo flight the student pilot must be at least 16 years of age. Holding medical certificate class 2. Minimum education: upper-primary or equivalent. Real B2 level of English language proficiency.
Yes, having your single-engine, instrument, and multi-engine instructor ratings open more flight instructor opportunities.
Many students obtain their commercial pilots license within 8 months of training and become a Captain right away. Some may be hired as Captain for a smaller commercial airline; some begin their careers as a First Officer depending on the hiring requirements of respective airlines.
Yes, although it is more cost efficient to train within a class setting, you can take flight instruction at your own pace working one-on-one with your flight instructor.
Say “student pilot,” and most people think of a youngster chasing a dream. In reality, today’s fledgling is likely a middle-aged adult who’s not only chasing, but actually fulfilling a lifelong ambition to become a pilot. The average student pilot today is in his 30s, and the typical average active pilot is in their 40s. In addition, more than 25 percent of all U.S. pilots with current medical certificates are in their 50s. There is no maximum age for acquiring a private pilot license. Once you earn this certificate, you may exercise the privileges of that certificate as long as you continue to get a medical certificate and a biannual flight review.
The Federal Aviation Regulations require an individual to be at least 16 years of age to operate an aircraft solo and 17 years of age to obtain a private pilot certificate. There is not an age limitation on beginning flight lessons with a certified flight instructor. There is no maximum age for acquiring a private pilot certificate. Once someone gets this certificate, they may exercise the privileges of that certificate as long as they continue to get a medical certificate and a biannual flight review.