A Beginner's Guide to Becoming a Private Pilot
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A Beginner's Guide to Becoming a Private Pilot

Learn the Requirements to be a Private Pilot
3.9 (29 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,616 students enrolled
Created by Tim Frizzell
Last updated 4/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Know the Requirements to be a U.S. Private Pilot under Part 61 of the Federal Aviation Regulations
  • Understand the basic steps to completing the private pilot certificate
  • Use a recommended timeline to complete their training
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Requirements
  • No Prerequisites!
Description

In this short course, you will learn the basic requirements of becoming a United States Private Pilot.  We will specifically focus on the things needed to fulfill Part 61 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. 

Learn What You Need To Do to Become a Private Pilot: 

  • Recognize the difference between Part 141 and Part 61
  • Learn What You Need To Do to Obtain Your License
  • Understand the Basic Costs Associated with the Private Pilot License
  • Receive My Recommended Training Timeline & Checklist

No experience is necessary.  I created this course so that anyone wishing to find out how to become a private pilot could learn it all in one place.  You could search out all of this information yourself, but you might have to look in several places to find it.  This course brings it all together and enhances it with a real pilot's experiences and advice. Through a series of easy to understand lectures, this course will provide you with the information you need to begin your path to flight.  Ground School, Flight School, Costs, Age Requirements, and Exams are all covered in this course. You will learn all you need to get started learning to fly without having to wade through the legal language of the Federal Aviation Regulations.  This course is great for anyone curious about the process of becoming a pilot, and a good starting point for those who want to start training to be a pilot.  You may also discover that flying is not for you, or that you'll need to re-evaluate your life, finances, etc, prior to starting training. You may learn you have to wait for awhile.  Whatever you learn, you will walk away a more educated student of aviation and be ready to take your next steps towards (or away from) the cockpit! 

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in learning to fly
  • Aviation enthusiasts
  • Anyone curious about the process of becoming a pilot
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Curriculum For This Course
8 Lectures
01:02:30
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Getting Started...
2 Lectures 09:42
Introduction
03:55

Learn the subtle differences of learning to fly and choosing a flight school operating under these regulations

Part 141 vs Part 61 In a Nutshell
05:47
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Requirements
4 Lectures 37:50

Diving into Part 61 of the Federal Aviation Regulations as it pertains to learning to fly and how it governs a flight school's curriculum. 


Part 61 Requirements
06:50

You will learn the requirements to complete ground school and the options available under Part 61. 

Ground School
05:59

You will learn the requirements, flight hours needed, and details on flight training under Part 61.

Flight Training
13:46

Learn all you need to know to be legal prior to flying solo or by yourself in the aircraft

Before You Solo
11:15
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Ready to Fly?
2 Lectures 14:58

Learn my checklist for learning to fly and how to get started.

My Recommended Timeline
12:22

Learn even more-specifically about how to pay for your flight training in this next course.

Bonus Lecture - Paying for Your Private Pilot License
02:36
About the Instructor
Tim Frizzell
4.0 Average rating
27 Reviews
2,627 Students
2 Courses
Instructor, Pilot, Author, Entrepreneur

Tim is a college professor, aviation enthusiast, and United States Federal Aviation Administration Certificated Private Pilot. He successfully created a flight training plan for himself, saved and/or raised the necessary funds to achieve it, and completed the plan in less than three months. Tim completed training in less time and saved $2,000 more than the average student pilot in the United States.