Private Pilot License

Earning a Private Pilot License is the first step in any aviation career. The PPL permits the holder to pilot a single-engine aircraft privately (not for pay). Whether for personal or professional purposes, earning your PPL will start you down your desired aviation pathway.

 

Instrument Rating

After completion of the PPL, students may begin their Instrument Rating training. The Instrument Rating course trains pilots to fly an aircraft solely by reference to instruments in conditions of low visibility. For instance, pilots can fly in cloud cover or at night.

 

Commercial Rating

The completion of a Commercial Rating permits the holder to be paid for his or her work.  This certificate opens up the door to a career as a professional pilot and to a host of additional employment opportunities. And for those who plan to pursue a career as an Airline Transport Pilot, the Commercial Rating is essential.

Discovery Flights

Discover what it's like to be a pilot as you fly over the city of Los Angeles!

Take the controls of the plane, feel the joy of piloting an aircraft!

Take an introductory flight with Silver Aviation as you are piloted by a certified flight instructor.

Book your flight today and see if a piloting career is for you!

Reservation Required.
Credit card required to confirm flight.  If
reservation needs to be changed or canceled, it must be done 48 hours in advance.  If on the day you fail to show or arrive to late to make the flight, we will charge your credit card a $50.00 cancellation fee.  If you plan on bringing someone to enjoy the freedom of flight with you please advise in advance.

Contact Silver Aviation

Contact:  Silver Aviation (213) 807-6494

Santa Monica Airport

Private Pilot License

The PPL course includes the following elements:

  • 45 Dual Flight Hours*
  • 10 Solo Flight Hours*
  • Cross Country Flight Training
  • Aircraft Systems
  • Ground Instruction (Pre/Post)
  • Computer Instruction
  • Air Traffic Control Communications
    *This represents the average number of hours for a  student. National averages are significantly higher. Individual hours may vary.

Instrument Rating

The Instrument Rating course includes the following elements:

  • 35 Dual Flight Hours*
  • Ground Instruction (Pre/Post)
  •  Computer Instruction
  • Air Traffic Control Communications
  • 2 Check Ride Hours
    *This represents the average number of hours for a student. Individual hours may vary and more hours may be required depending upon skill level.

Commercial Rating

Students must first complete the following time building requirements below:

  • 250 Total Flight Hours
  • 100 Hours PIC
  • 50 Hours Cross Country Flight Hours
  • Ground Instruction (Pre/Post)
  • Computer Instruction
  • Air Traffic Control Communications

Students then complete the following Commercial Multi-Engine course requirements:

  • 20 Dual Flight Hours*
  • Ground Instruction (Pre/Post)
  • Computer Instruction
  • Air Traffic Control Communications
  • 2 Check Ride Hours*

*This represents the average number of hours for a CFA student. Individual hours may vary and more hours may be required depending