Become a Pilot

Silsby Aviation offers flight training programs for the following certificates and ratings:

Private Pilot

The Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) has specific requirements that must be met to become a pilot.  Everyone starts as a Student Pilot with the goal of earning a Private Pilot's certificate.  To become a Private Pilot you must meet these requirements.

 

Requirements

- Be at least 17 years of age

- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

- Obtain at least a current third-class medical certificate

- Receive a minimum of 40 hours of flight time including training and          solo flight

- Pass a knowledge test as well as the practical test

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Instrument Rating

An instrument rating allows a private pilot to fly solely by reference to instruments and fly through weather instead of needing to fly around it.

 

Requirements

- Have a Private Pilot's certificate

- Be at least 17 years of age

- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

- Obtain at least a current third-class medical certificate

- Have at least 40 hours of simulated or actual instrument flying time to      include a minimum of 15 hours of training with an instructor

- Pass a knowledge test as well as the practical test

Commercial Pilot

Working as a professional pilot is a fulfilling and rewarding job.  The Commercial Pilot Certificate is required if you want to be paid to fly.  This certificate is challenging and requires you to meet exacting tolerances in your flying and have specific training experiences.

 

Certificated Flight Instructor

Commercial Pilots who specialize in teaching others to fly fall into several categories.  Whether you are just starting to fly for fun or training to become a professional pilot, your companion in the cockpit will be a CFI.