Can you review this summary of things to know about private pilot training and certification? It's short.?

October 24, 2008

This is just an overview of things I think I should know about pilot training and certification, questions are in brackets [ ]. Mainly I want to know is this is everything I should have for the tests I will be taking, but any other info is appreciated.

Private Pilot Ground Training

Chapter 1 – Section A – Pilot Training

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulates commercial and general aviation. The rules issued by the FAA for aviation are called the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs).

Pilot training can often be done at an airport, at schools called fixed base operators (FBOs). FBOs are governed by FARs 61 (certification) and 141 (Regarding flight training schools). FAA Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs) are employed by FBOs to provide training in the airplane. [How do FARs 61 and 141 apply to the FBOs?]

[What REQUIREMENTS are there regarding ground training before you can get a pilot's license?]

You should take the time to look up the FAR 61 requirements yourself as they are all clearly listed. Part 141 deals with the requirements necessary before you call yourself a "school".

Any certified flight instructor (CFI) can legally teach you to fly whether or not you attend a 141 approved school.

In other words, you do NOT need to go to a school to get a license.

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One Response to “Can you review this summary of things to know about private pilot training and certification? It's short.?”

  1. tarkill68 on October 24th, 2008 4:06 pm

    You should take the time to look up the FAR 61 requirements yourself as they are all clearly listed. Part 141 deals with the requirements necessary before you call yourself a "school".

    Any certified flight instructor (CFI) can legally teach you to fly whether or not you attend a 141 approved school.

    In other words, you do NOT need to go to a school to get a license.
    References :

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