pilot training

pilot training courses Offered at Texas Flight

Texas Flight is an AOPA Award Winning Flight School, and offers training for Sport, Recreational,
Private, and Commercial certifications.  In addition, we offer courses for instrument and multi-
engine ratings.

Part 61
For a Single Engine Airplane Rating:
Total Time : 40 hours which consists of at least:
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Dual :
20 hours of flight training with an instructor on the Private Pilot areas of operation that includes:
3 hours of cross-country flight training in a single engine airplane;
3 hours of night flight training in a single engine airplane, that includes at least-

1 cross-country flight of over 100 nm. total distance; and
10 takeoffs and 10 landings with each involving a flight in the traffic pattern.
3 hours of flight training by reference to instruments in a single engine airplane; and
(See Note 1)
3 hours of flight training in a single engine airplane within the preceding 60 days prior to the practical test.

Solo :
10 hours of solo flying in a single engine airplane on the Private Pilot areas of operation, that includes:
5 hours of solo cross-country flying;
1 solo cross-country flight of at least 150 nm. total distance with 3 points and one segment of at least 50 nm. between takeoff and landings; and
3 takeoffs and landings at a controlled airport.

NOTE :
Where §61.109 requires “. . . 3 hours of flight training by reference to instruments in a single engine airplane” [i.e., II.A.3.] or “. . . in a multiengine airplane” [i.e., III. A.3.] or “. . . in a poweredlift” [i.e., VI. A.3.] it has to be in the aircraft in flight. It cannot be in a FS, FTD, or a PCATC. The “. . . flight training by reference to instruments . . .” must have been in the aircraft in flight. Read more…

Part 141
Airplane single-engine course.
Total : 35 hours that consists of at least:
Dual :
20 hours in a single engine airplane on the Private Pilot areas of operations that includes at least:
3 hours of cross-country training;
3 hours night flight training;
A. 1 cross-country flight of over 100 nm. total distance; and
B. 10 takeoffs and 10 landings with each involving a flight in the traffic pattern.
3 hours of instrument training; and (See Note 1)
3 hours of flight training in preparation for the practical test within the preceding 60 days prior to the practical test.

Solo :
5 hours in a single engine airplane on the Private Pilot areas of operations that includes at least :
1 solo cross-country flight of at least 150 nm. total distance with 3 points and one segment of at least 50 nm. between takeoff and landing; and
3 takeoffs and landings at an airport with an operating control tower.

NOTE :
Where the rules require “. . . 3 hours of instrument training in a single engine airplane” or “. . . in a multiengine airplane” or “. . . in a powered-lift” it has to be in the aircraft in flight. IT CANNOT BE IN A FLIGHT SIMULATOR, FLIGHT TRAINING DEVICE, OR AN PCATD. IT HAS TO BE IN THE AIRCRAFT IN FLIGHT! Read more…

NOTE :
Per §61.65(a)(1), must “Hold at least a current private pilot certificate with an airplane rating to the instrument rating sought;” read more…
For all instrument ratings.
Total Time : Must have logged the following:
A. At least 50 hours of cross-country flying as a PIC, of which at least 10 hours must be in airplanes for an Instrument Airplane rating; and
B. Total of 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time on the Instrument areas of operation, that includes at least–

Dual :
15 hours of instrument training with an instructor in the aircraft category, that includes at least:
3 hours of the instrument training were within the preceding 60 days prior to the practical test; and
1 IFR cross-country flight of more than 250 nm. in the instrument-aircraft rating sought.

For a Multi Engine Airplane Rating :
Total Time : 250 hours of flight time as a pilot that consists of at least:

A. 100 hours in powered aircraft, of which 50 hours must be in airplanes.

B. 100 hours of pilot-in-command flight time, that includes at least–
50 hours in airplanes; and
50 hours in cross-country flying of which at least 10 hours must be in airplanes.

C. Dual: 20 hours of flight training on the Commercial Pilot areas of operation that includes at least–
10 hours of instrument training of which at least 5 hours must be in a single engine airplane; (See Note 2)
10 hours of training in a complex airplane or a turbine powered airplane;
1 cross-country of 2 hours in a single engine airplane in day VFR conditions of a total straight line distance of more than 100 nm. from the departure point;
1 cross-country of 2 hours in a single engine airplane in night VFR conditions of a total straight line distance of more than 100 nm. from the departure point;
3 hours of flight training in a single engine airplane within the preceding 60 days prior to the practical test.

C. Solo:10 hours of solo flight in a single engine airplane on the Commercial Pilot areas of operation, that includes– (see Note 1)
One cross-country flight of not less than 300 nm. with landings with a min of 3 points, one of which is a straight line distance of more than 250 nm.; and
5 hours in night VFR conditions with 10 takeoffs and 10 landings at a controlled airport.

NOTE 1:

Except for Commercial Pilot applicants who complete a Part 141 approved Commercial Pilot Certification course of training, the “10 hours of solo flying . . . on the Commercial Pilot areas of operation” for the single engine airplane, multiengine airplane, ratings would need to reflect at least 20 hours of solo time in the “Solo” box of the aircraft category on the “Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application” (FAA Form 8710-1) to account for the Private Pilot solo aeronautical experience.

NOTE 2:

FAR for Commercial Certification: Read more…

We always have a ground school in progress and they are typically held on weekdays during
evenings.  The cost is $199 for the course which can be taken again and again at no additional
cost. This is a great option for those who have not flown in a while and want to get fresh again.  

For more information, please call us at (832)-717- 0766, or check our calendar for ground school
schedules.

Bridging the gap between the manned and unmanned worlds is a responsibility of the pilot community as the remote pilot becomes part of the General Aviation family.
Texas Flight welcomes drone enthusiasts to complete their FAA Remote Pilot Certificate – Part
107 Training. We have developed a robust weekend ground class for the full completion of the FAA Remote Pilot Certificate.
The course curriculum follows the FAA Part 107 Training standards, including presentations on Airspace, Weather, Regulatory Requirements, Decision Making, and much more.
Texas Flight is a recognized Award Winning Aviation Training Facility, and offer a high level of quality and experience for the FAA Remote Pilot Certificate.

Are you considering obtaining your Remote Pilots Certificate? Wait no longer. Call us at (832) 717-0766 and ask for more details. To see the course outline and cost, please click here. You may also check our Calendar to view our next Part 107 class schedule.

Texas Flight is an accredited testing center for CATS, a psi company, administering all FAA computer-based knowledge examinations within a quiet and conducive testing environment under strict security controls.

Below are the current exam fees:

FAA Exam Fee 
$140/$155 * 
FAA Exam Fee with your AOPA or EAA Membership Discount 

$150/$165 *  
Standard FAA Testing Fee 

* Price will vary depending on testing location and includes compliance fee.
To book your FAA Knowledge Exam at Texas Flight, please contact CATS by clicking here.