Whitewater Aviation offers flight lessons and ground school to get your private pilot license. We also offer Instrument & Commercial ratings, Flight Reviews and Instrument Proficiency Checks. Here’s what you need to get your private pilot certificate at Whitewater Aviation.

What it Takes:

A minimum of 40 hours of flight training is required to earn your private pilot’s rating, however the average for most people is likely more than that.  The flight hours need to include the following different types of flight:

◊    Dual (Flying with an instructor)27ginflight

◊    Solo (Flying by yourself)

◊    Night flight (With an instructor)

◊    Cross Country (Landing at an airport at least 50 miles away)


During your flight training your instructor will also teach you about reading charts, plotting courses and filing flight plans.  These “ground school” exercises are all a necessary part of learning how to fly. Passing a medical examination is also required to make sure that your health will not interfere with the ability to maintain your aircraft.  We recommend you obtain a flight examination after a few lessons to be sure your eligible.   A list of medical examiners will be provided to you. 

What it Costs:

There are many variables that go into the cost of flight training.  The rental of the aircraft, flight instructor’s fees, fuel, insurance, etc…  In most cases the cost for a private pilot’s license is approximately $8,500.00 – $10,000.  A sample cost breakdown can be found in the FAQs section. Whitewater Aviation has a long tradition of providing an upfront no hidden fee experience.  Whitewater Aviation provides aircraft insurance however it is recommend that renters obtain “non owned” aircraft insurance.  Ask us for details.kit


During flight instruction the emphasis is always on safety.  Everything you will learn revolves around flying and maintaining your aircraft in a safe manner.  Whitewater Aviation is all about you having a positive experience and not just “pumping you through” so to speak.  ALL of our employees care about your safety.  


How does Whitewater Aviation Inc. keep prices so aggressively priced and more than competitive?  The answer is simple.  We have great aircraft that WE maintain ourselves AND our Instructors instill quality instruction with a high confidence level.  This means our aircraft are not abused like many flight school “pilot mills”.   We care and pass that cared expectation on to you.   This enhances not only the flying safety, but the utilization of our aircraft (meaning lower cost per hour).