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Private Pilot (PPL)

Private Pilot (PPL) Training In Los Angeles

Start off your journey with a private license at California's Ascent Aviation Academy

Start your journey with a Private Pilot (PPL) license in Los Angeles CA. We designed our PPL course upon years of experience teaching out of Van Nuys Airport. Please keep in mind, we do not MAKE you purchase a package. Our most popular form of payment is by Block rate where the student pays for only 10 or 20 hours at a time, you are also able to pay flight by flight if you would like! You will gain full access to our system and be able to see your billing and account after each and every flight, nothing is hidden you will be able to access your account and balance the same way we do. With that being said, this package is designed based off of what we see as the average flight time and instruction needed to complete your license. Keep in mind if you see a cheap package being offered for example 7 or 8k they are not guaranteeing you a license for that price and you will need to continue to pay them at a higher rate to continue once you’ve used that balance. Thats why we only offer this ONE package because it is an accurate depiction of what you can expect time wise and finance wise to complete your private pilots certificate.

PPL Training Package

The PPL training and licensing package includes many different benefits.  Getting your PPL Private Pilot license with Ascent Aviation Academy, Van Nuys (at Van Nuys Airport) is a great idea if you’re looking for a reputable school with great financing options.  You can learn more about us by reading up about all we have to offer.  In addition, please visit our service page to see our full list of services.

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Private Pilot Course Requirements

To be eligible to pursue your CA Private Pilot License, you must:
  1. Be at least 16 years old to fly solo.
  2. Be at least 17 years old to receive your private pilot certificate.
  3. Read, speak, write, and understand English.
  4. Obtain at least a third-class medical certificate.
  5. Perform basic math: adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing.

Private Pilot License Course Overview

The Private Pilot course is the first course taken by new student pilots. Ascent values the importance of a strong foundation and provides a blended instructional approach that includes our online and in class Ground School and Aviation Skill Development. You will learn basic aerodynamics, FAA regulations, aircraft weight balance, and aircraft performance in the classroom and in the airplane. Flight lessons within the course include maneuvers and procedures required for students to solo the aircraft and conduct a daytime cross-country flight. As an FAA-rated flight school, our training ensures ACS (Airman Certification Standards) for all students. Upon the successful completion of the Private Pilot course, students will have gained the aeronautical experience necessary to apply for an FAA Private Pilot Certificate (PPL), the first step to becoming a Professional Pilot. *All Private Pilot training flights are conducted in either Piper or Cessna Aircraft.

Private Pilot License Course Duration

Full-time students enrolled in the Professional Pilot program will have 3-5 lessons per week. Students who truly dedicate themselves to completing their PPL by studying hard and making pilot training their top priority, are able to complete within a 3-month period. Part-time students that are working or enrolled in school may find that their PPL takes 4-6 months to finish based on their available schedules and how hard they are willing to study.

Private Pilot License Course Training

The FAA requires students to log a minimum of 40 total flight hours in order to be eligible for the Private Pilot’s License (PPL); however, with today’s technology and the advanced airspace system in and around SOCAL, fewer than 5% of pilots complete their training within the minimum flight requirements. From our experience, students need a minimum of 50 airplane flight hours to meet the PPL requirements. Students that progress quickly through the courses are proficient at English, usually fly 5 times per week, work hard in their ground lessons, and study independently. They have also taken courses through our Virtual Flight Academy before arriving at flight school.

Private Pilot Benefits

When you choose Ascent Aviation Academy of Los Angeles for pilot training CA, you can feel confident that we are the best flight school Van Nuys. In addition, there are many benefits that come along with your Private Pilot license, training and certifications.

Upon Completion of your private pilots license you will become part of a small group that will receive full access to the world of aviation including: 24/7 Access to the most advanced and updated Rental Fleet in Los Angeles Free short term rental cars at airports throughout the country Full Service Fueling (You do not have to fuel the airplane yourself with us, Signature provides all of our fuel full service) Trips to Catalina and big bear (Checkout Required) You will be able to rent a seasonal locker at big bear and make short flights back and forth to ski/snowboard. These Airports are only accessible to small airplanes like the ones we teach you to fly. Beat Traffic! With access to our rental fleet you have the freedom to go places in record time safely alone or with family and friends. The airplane you will learn in is a 4 seater. and more! If you do require more flight time than what is included we will offer you the discounted package price throughout the remainder of your license, we will not raise the rate on you. For more information on this package you may contact us at (323) 893-6655 to set up a free consultation.

With Ascent Aviation Academy, you are on your way to getting your Private Pilot (PPL) license here in Los Angeles California quickly and smoothly!

Private Pilot License Curriculum

Let your dreams take flight!

Choose Ascent Aviation Academy.  We can’t wait to hear from you about your PPL training Los Angeles!

Ascent Aviation Academy is a top-rated flight school in Van Nuys known for comprehensive training, licensing and discovery flights.  Located conveniently at Van Nuys Airport (VNY) we have world-renowned flight instructors, top of the line aircraft and different options for financing.

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