Want to learn to fly? You can be a pilot in as
short as 3-4 weeks and do it while on a vacation in
sunny Clearwater, Florida. We are minutes from Tampa
International Airport and 10 miles from the best beaches
in the world! If you reside in Pinellas County you can
obtain your flight training at your own pace. It is
recommended that a student be able to commit at least
2 days a week for flying and 5 hours a week of home
study to complete the requirements in 12-14 weeks. Private
flight instruction is conducted at (KPIE) St Petersburg/Clearwater
International Airport (where the big boys fly!) in Pinellas
International Students International Students
are Welcomed! If you wish to come to the US for
flight training please read AOPA's guide to the Transportation
Security Awareness Flight training rules by clicking
will need to register with the TSA prior to flight training.
We are registered with the TSA as an approved provider.
Most all international candidates will need a passport
and in most cases an academic or student visa will be
required. Click on this link for Visa information.
Prerequisites- Private Pilot-Airplane
Practical Test 1. Be at least 17 years
2. Be able to read, speak, write and understand the
3. Pass the FAA Private Pilot Written exam within the
preceding 24 months.
4. Possess at least a student/3rd class medical certificate.
5. Copy of US passport or birth certificate.
Requirements for Private Pilot
40 Hours Minimum Dual:
20 hours minimum 3 hours cross-country
flight training 3 hours night
training to include: 1 night cross-country
flight with at least one hundred nautical miles total
distance. 10 takeoffs
and landings to a full stop involving a flight in a
traffic pattern at an airport. 3 hours instrument
training (simulated conditions) 3 hours of
flight training within 60 days before the test in preparation
for the practical exam. All maneuvers
as outlined in the Private Pilot Test Standards handbook.
Solo: 10 hours
minimum 5 hours solo
cross-country 1 cross-country
flight with total distance of 150 nautical miles with
full stop landings at a minimum of 3 points with one
leg at least 100nm. 3 take off
and landings to a full stop while flying in a traffic
pattern at an airport with an operating control tower
should be made at least seven to ten days in advance
for Discovery Flight. Please schedule as early as possible
to avoid missing out on your experience of a lifetime.
If we are unable to fly because of weather conditions
or circumstances surrounding our flight operations,
the flight will be moved to a new date. If you need
to cancel or reschedule, please give at least 24 hours
notice. You may prepay with a credit card through PayPal
(just keep your receipt to show payment). Otherwise
payment is cash or local check at time of flight. Sorry,
we don't have a credit card machine on board the airplane.All
Discovery Flights must be scheduled on or before 5:00