The Private Pilot Certification Course
Once certificated as a Private Pilot certain easy to fulfill currency
requirements come into effect. Every 90 days you must have done 3
take-offs and 3 landings in order to carry passengers. In addition to
the 90 day rule, every pilot must undergo a period of required
"recurrent training" every 2 years. For the Private Pilot, a medical
exam is required every 2 years. (a good idea anyway!)
On average and at a leisurely pace expect to complete this program in 5
months. However, some people may take longer if they wish. It's up to
you, and whatever best fits your schedule and financing.
The Private Pilot Certification Course allows the pilot to use an
airplane for his/her pleasure, recreation, or business trips. As a
private pilot you may not charge for your services. However, you may
share the expenses of renting or operating an airplane with your
passengers on a share-and-share alike basis.