A minimum of forty hours of flight time are
required by the FAA in order to get your private pilot's license. Most
people get their license in approximately 60 hours. Within the required
hours, a set amount of instructional, solo, cross county and night flights are
Generally, each lesson costs between $130 and $160.00 depending on the type of
airplane that you choose to learn in. These lessons allow for
approximately one hour of total flight time.
You will first need to pass an FAA Medical Exam. This is a simple
physical that ensures you have no serious medical conditions that would impair
you ability to fly. Next, you will need to pass a Private Pilot
written exam. This test consists of sixty multiple choice questions. You
must pass this test with a 70% or higher. Finally, you must pass a
practical test with an FAA designated examiner. You will need to
demonstrate most of the maneuvers that you learned during your training.
Leading Edge Aviation offers two options for paying for training,. You
can pay as you go with cash, check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover,
American Express). If you choose to prepay for your flight lessons with
cash or check, Leading Edge Aviation offers a prepay incentive of 5% for all
payments of $1000 or more. For example, if you deposit $1000 into your
account, the account will be credited $1050.00.
We are open daily starting at 7am (close time varies seasonally). You can
stop in any time to ask questions or speak with a flight instructor or
call us at 215-340-0707. After your information has been set up in our
system, you can also schedule online.
**closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day