1. Be at least 18 years of age. 2. Hold at least a private pilot certificate. 3. Be able to read, speak and understand the English langauge. 4. Obtain at least a current second-class FAA medical certificate. 5. Pass the FAA written knowledge test as well as the FAA practical flight test.
1. At least 250 hours of flight time as a pilot that may include not more thn 50 hours of flight simulator instruction in an approved FAA simulator.
2. The 250 hours total time must include:
a. 100 hours in powered aircraft - 50 hours must be in airplanes;
b. 100 hours pilot-in-command time - 50 hours cross country in airplanes
c. 20 hours of flight instruction to include:
1. 10 hours of instrument - 5 hours in a single-engine airplane;
2. 10 hours in a complex airplane or turbine powered;
3. 2 hours of day VFR cross country, straight-line distance of 100nm from departure point;
4. 2 hours of night VFR cross country, straight-line distance of 100nm from departure point
d. One solo cross country of 300nm, with three landings, and a straight-line distance of 250nm from the depature point;
e. 5 hours of night solo VFR conditions with 10 takeoffs/landings at an airport with an operating control tower
This is an estimated cost only, the actual amount varies with each pilot and the amount of time they have already that will count towards this rating. Prices are subject to change and may not reflect the current cost of flight instruction, aircraft rental, materials and exams.
Complex Aircraft Rental (Cessna 172 RG) - 15 Hours @ 155.00/hr
Instructor Time (includes flight and ground time) - 20 hours @ 35.00/hr
FAA Written Exam (average)
FAA Flight Test (Includes Aircraft)
Approximate Total Cost
*Actual cost may vary. Some pilots spend more time then the minimum amount of time flying. Rates of the Aircraft and rate of the instructor may increase without notice.