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This page is dedicated towards providing information on the requirements and steps to become a pilot.

If you are interested in learning to fly, Lewistown Flight Club wants to be a part of helping you get started and then be there to help you along the way. Our plan is to provide opportunities for ground school and instruction. Whether you want to learn to fly for fun or gain the experience needed to make a career in aviation, the private pilot license is the foundation for learning. Here is a breakdown of the requirements to become private pilot.

The FAA requires the following.

Airplane Single Engine Rating

Eligibility requirements: General.

To be eligible for a private pilot certificate, a person must:

(a) Be at least 17 years of age 

(c) Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English

language.

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FAR Part 61

​Total Time: 40 hours minimum which consists of at least:

Dual: 20 hours minimum of flight training with an instructor on the Private Pilot areas of operation including:

  1. 3 hours of cross country flight training in a single engine airplane;
  2. 3 hours of night flight training in a single engine airplane, that includes at least:
    a) 1 cross country flight of over 100 nm total distance; and
    b) 10 T/O’s and 10 landings to a full stop with each involving a flight in the traffic pattern at an airport.
  3. 3 hours of flight training by reference to instruments in a single engine airplane; and
  4. 3 hours of flight training in a single engine airplane within the 60 days prior to the practical test.

Solo: 10 hours minimum of solo flying in a single engine airplane on the Private Pilot areas of operation including:

  1. 5 hours of solo cross country flying;
  2. 1 solo cross country flight of at least 150nm total distance with full-stop landings at 3 points and one segment of at least 50nm between T/O and landings; and
  3. 3 T/O’s and landings to a full stop at an airport with an operating control tower.