Private Pilot

Whether you aim to become a pilot for your profession or just for fun, earning your private pilot certificate is the first step you’ll take.

This certificate will give you the authority and ability to take your friends and family up in the air for a little joyride across the state—or across the country.

As a student at Lynn’s School of Aeronautics, you’ll learn everything you need to know to fly a single-engine land airplane—and you can learn it all in as little as 40 hours of flight time. You’ll fly with your instructor, practicing various rules of flight, take-off and landing maneuvers, and cross-country flight planning. Then, once you’ve gained confidence in your ability, you’ll do it all again during solo flight opportunities.

After completing all coursework, you’ll prove yourself as a safe and educated pilot through a ground examination and check ride. Once you’ve done that, you’ll receive your FAA-issued private pilot certificate.

Request information about the private pilot certificate. Or, if you're ready, apply now.


Flight certificate programs are delivered in accordance with CFR Part 141 under Lynn University’s CFR Part 141 certificate. Simulator certificate programs are offered in accordance with CFR Part 141 under Lynn University’s CFR Part 141 certificate. You’ll receive your FAA-issued certificate after completing all certificate requirements and passing all examinations.

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Career opportunities

Your new certificate will allow you to fly single-engine land planes as a recreational pilot. You can travel and transport passengers anywhere in the United States, however you may not charge them for your services.

If you’re interested in starting a career as a pilot, you will need to add to this certificate with a Commercial Pilot certificate. An instrument pilot rating will also be very useful for a career in aviation.

We’re happy to help you set and reach your career goals. At Lynn, all students enjoy free career planning services.

Last modified: Feb. 06, 2014