Flight Training


  • Students should put a credit card on file or pre-pay for lessons to simplify and expedite invoicing and payment
  • Leading Edge reserves the right to cancel any scheduled flight lesson for any reason



  • Pilots are encouraged to check NOTAMs for updates on taxiway construction
  • Operations will continue from 7AM to 7PM daily with early closures on July 4, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve


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 needed.

Generally, each lesson costs between $140 and $175 depending on the type of airplane that you choose to learn in. These lessons allow for approximately one hour of total flight time and typically some time for a preflight and/or postflight briefing.

Although lessons can start almost immediately, prior to flying solo, 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. During your training, you will do some ground training as well with your instructor, maybe even spend some time flying our Flight Training Device (simulator). 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). Please 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