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Cessna 150M - $110/hour

  • Useful load – 495 pounds
  • Fuel Burn – 5 gallons/hr
  • Useable fuel – 22.5 gallons
  • Endurance – 3 hours w/reserve
  • Seats – 2
  • Airspeed – 90 KTAS
  • Horsepower – 100

Private Pilot

A Private Pilot Certificate is needed in order for someone to carry passengers in an airplane they are controlling.  Often known as a license to learn, it is the first step someone needs to pursue an aviation career or the dream of flying you and your loved ones around.  With our private pilot curriculum at TAS Aviation, we have designed a quick and safe way for any student to receive their private pilot license. No matter what your goals are in aviation, we will help you with achieving them and work with your schedule and skill level.  

By keeping up with our training program, we will help you receive your private pilot certificate and your dream of being able to fly an airplane with confidence.  If you are interested in what TAS Aviation provides or have any questions, please contact us at the bottom of this page.

Private pilot requirements:

  • Valid Student pilots license and third class medical or greater
  • 17 years old
  • read, speak, write, and understand English
  • 70% or better score on the private pilot aeronautical knowledge test.

Minimum Aeronautical Experience:

  • 40hrs of flight time including
  • 20hrs of dual instruction
  • 3hrs of cross country flight training
  • 3hrs of night training including
  • 1 night cross country of 100nm or more
  • 10 take offs and 10 landings to a full stop at night
  • 3 hours of simulated or actual instrument time
  • 3 hours of training in the preceding 2 calendar months in preparation for the practical test
  • 10hours of solo flight time
  • One solo cross country flight of 150nm total distance with full stop landings at three airports and one segment of the flight with a straight line distance of at least 50nm between take-off and landing.
  • 3 full stop landings at a towered airport

Instrument Rating

Our Instrument Rating program will have you safely operating an instrument certified aircraft in instrument meteorological conditions.  This is a rating that is added to your private or commercial certificate.  Without this rating, a pilot cannot climb through a cloud layer and is limited to the days that they can safely operate an airplane due to weather.  With an instrument rating you will become a safer pilot.  An instrument rating will allow you to better understand weather and how to predict its movements, fly the airplane with increased accuracy and confidence, understand the instruments better and develop quick recognition of when an instrument fails, save on insurance cost by 25%, and receive better job opportunities as a commercial pilot since experienced instrument rated pilots get selected over those with less experience in instrument meteorological conditions.  

Let us help you become a safe and proficient pilot while you train to fly in and above the cloud layer.  If you are interested in what TAS Aviation or have any other questions, please contact us at the bottom of the page

Instrument Requirements:

  • Hold at least a current Private Pilot Certificate
  • Be able to read speak write and understand the English language
  • 70% or better score on the Instrument Knowledge test

Minimum Aeronautical Experience:

  • At least 50 hrs of cross country flight time as Pilot in Command
  • A total of 40hrs of simulated or actual instruments time on the area of operations listed in 61.65(c)
  • At least 15 hours of instrument flight training from an authorized instructor in the airplane category for the instrument rating sought
  • At least 3 hours within two calendar months in preparation of the instrument practical test
  • a cross country of under instrument flight rules that consists a distance of 250nm along airways or ATC directed routing, an instrument approach at each airport, and at least three different types of instrument approaches.

commercial pilot

If you want to be paid for flying an airplane a Commercial Pilot License is a must.  Training for this license brings you back to the basics of VFR flying, but with a lot more details and precision involved.  You also have to understand the rules and regulations associated with commercial flying.  A commercial pilot has to fly the plane with accuracy and control. They are trusted to have their task completed in the safest manner possible. 

In our curriculum for becoming a commercial pilot, you will learn what it takes and the responsibility of being the pilot in command while being compensated for your work.  If you’re interested please contact us at the bottom of the page.

Commercial Requirements:

  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand English
  • Be at least 18 in age
  • Hold at least a third class medical. (you must hold a second class medical in order to access the privileges of a commercial pilot)
  • hold at least a Private Pilot Certificate
  • 70% or better score on the Commercial Knowledge Test

Minimum Aeronautical Experience:

Log at least 250 hours of total flight time that includes:

  • 100 hours in a powered aircraft
  • 100 hours of pilot in command time that includes
  • 50 hours in airplanes
  • 50 hours of cross country flight
  • 20hours of flight training from an authorized instructor that includes
  • 10 hours of instrument flight training
  • 10 hours in a complex or TAA (Technically Advanced Aircraft)
  • 2 hours of flight training to an airport that is 100nm from the departure airport during the daytime
  • 2 hours of flight training to an airport that is 100nm from the departure airport during the nighttime
  • 3 hours of practical test preparation within the preceding 2 calendar months
  • 10 hours of solo flight time or 10 hours with an instructor performing the duties of pilot in command that includes
  • One solo cross country of at least 300nm with full stop landings at a minimum of 3 points one which is at least 250nm from the departure airport
  • 5 hours of night flight with 10 takeoff and landings at an airport with an operating control tower.

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