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Private Pilot

The Private Pilot Program is for aspiring pilots who want to earn their first pilot certificate and start flying!


The Colorado Flight Center's Private Pilot Program is where your journey to the skies begins! Our comprehensive program is tailored to transform aviation enthusiasts into confident and skilled private pilots. With a strong emphasis on safety and quality training, our program combines ground school instruction with practical flight training under the guidance of experienced flight instructors. It is the perfect program for students that are committed to learning aviation the right way and are dedicated to becoming safe and skilled pilots. 



The Private Pilot Program is seamlessly integrated with the renowned Sporty's Learn to Fly course. Our program combines the flexibility of Part 61 regulations with the comprehensive, interactive, and FAA-approved online curriculum provided by Sporty's, offering a personalized and efficient learning experience. Through a blend of online modules, flight lessons, and ground instruction, students gain a deep understanding of aeronautical knowledge, navigation, and hands-on flying skills. Our experienced instructors guide you through each step, ensuring a thorough and engaging training process. With access to Sporty's cutting-edge materials, including HD video content, interactive quizzes, and flight training syllabi, our program sets the stage for success in earning your private pilot certificate.



  • Valid Driver’s License 

  • Proof of Citizenship (or approved FTSP application) 

  • FAA Medical Certificate



  • 40 hrs minimum flight time, including lessons with an instructor and 10 hrs of solo flight time

  • Cross-country time, including a solo flight of 150 nautical miles with at least three points and one leg of at least 50 nautical miles between takeoff and landing locations

  • Pass each of the 3 Stage Checks in our Sporty’s training program, the FAA knowledge test, and the practical test (Checkride) with the DPE (designated pilot examiner).

Est. Completion Time: 3 - 6 months (3-5 Lessons/wk)

Est. Cost: $18,000 - $21,000 

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If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us. We will respond as soon as we can. Thank you for contacting Colorado Flight Center!



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