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Earn your Private Pilot’s License from the best in the airline industry.

It’s never been a better time to start the pathway to a pilot career with a Private Pilot License.

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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.

The PPL course includes the following elements:
  • 43 Dual Flight Hours*
  • 5 Solo Flight Hours*
  • Ground Instruction (Pre/Post)
  • Cessna Computer Instruction
  • Air Traffic Control Communications
  • 2 Check Ride Hours*
We invite you to start your pilot pathway at CFA today by completing the Request Information Form above, or calling us directly at (619) 448-2212.  Or, continue exploring other Programs and Ratings.

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*This represents the average number of hours for a CFA student. National averages are significantly higher.  Individual hours may vary.

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"CFA was a perfect place to learn to fly. The instructors taught me all kinds of tips and tricks for study aides. I felt really confident going into my private check ride and instrument check ride."

- Liz Buron, CFA Student
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