In as little as 35 hours of flight training, you can become a private pilot. This will allow you to fly anywhere in the United States and is the first step of becoming a professional pilot! Being a private pilot has many advantages. You can take a loved one, children, friends, or anyone you want to any location. Imagine flying a spouse to Key West for dinner and back in time for the 11 o’clock news. All of this and more is possible with your private pilot license.
Before you can apply for your licence, there are requirements that have to be met before the licence can be issued. The first is a medical. If you are applying for the EASA PPL (A) or LAPL (A) licence, you will need to have passed a Class 1 or Class 2 medical certificate, issued by a CAA authorised medical examiner (AME). There is also a minimum age for the licences to be issued. This is currently 17, although training can be started before this time.