Private Pilot Requirements
62.103 Eligibility Requirements
___Must be at least 17 years of age.
___Must be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language.
61.105 Aeronautical Knowledge
___Must receive and log ground instruction or complete a home study course.
___Must pass the knowledge test within 24 months on the following aeronautical areas:
___Applicable Federal Aviation Regulations
___Accident reporting requirements of the National Transportation Safety Board
___Use of the Aeronautical Information Manual and the FAA advisory circulars
___Use of aeronautical charts for VFR navigation, dead reckoning, and navigation
___Radio communication procedures
___Recognition of critical weather situations from the ground and in flight, windshear
avoidance, and procurement and use of aeronautical weather reports and forecasts.
___Safe and efficient operation of aircraft, including collision avoidance, and recognition
and avoidance of wake turbulence.
___Effects of density altitude on takeoff and climb performance.
___Weight and balance computations.
___Principles of aerodynamics, powerplants, and aircraft systems.
___Stall awareness, spin entry, spins, and spin recovery techniques.
___Aeronautical decision-making and judgment.
___Preflight action that includes:
___How to obtain information on runway lengths, data on takeoff and landing
distances, weather reports and forecasts, and fuel requirements.
___How to plan for alternatives if the planned flight cannot be completed or
delays are encountered.
61.107 Flight Proficiency
___Takeoff and Landings
___Normal; full flaps and no flap
___Slips to landing
___Ground reference maneuvers
___S turns along a road
___Circles around a point
___Pilotage and dead reckoning
___Basic instrument maneuvers
___Straight and level
___Turns, climbing and descending.
___Recovery from unusual attitudes.
61.109 Aeronautical Experience
___40 hours of flight time
___20 hours dual
___3 hours cross-country
___3 hours night
___one cross-country flight of over 100 nautical miles
___10 takeoffs and landings to a full stop
___3 hours instrument
___3 hours in preparation for the practical test.
___10 hours solo
___5 hours cross-country
___One cross-country flight of at least 150 nautical miles
___3 takeoff and landings at a towered airport.
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