Private Pilot Training

Thank you for your interest in Galvin Flying’s Private Pilot training!

Getting one’s private pilot certificate may easily be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime. While FAA minimum hour requirements are either 35 or 40 hours (under Part 141 or Part 61) of flight, getting a private pilot certificate may take anywhere from 60-75 hours in the aircraft according to the FAA. In some cases, it is possible to complete the training in 50-60 hours, it simply depends on the individual. I have attached an estimate using the Cessna 152 at the FAA minimum hours. If you would like to see an estimate at different hours, please let me know and I can send customized estimates.

The first step towards a Private Pilot Certificate for most is to go on an introductory flight, which we offer 7 days a week with packages starting at only $99 (see attached flyer). If you have any questions, would like to book an introductory flight, or would like to arrange a tour of our facilities, please do not hesitate to call us at 206-763-9706.

Additional requirements to begin flight training after the 1st introductory flight.

  • TSA Clearance – requirements for US Citizens, Green Card holders, Resident Aliens and Foreign Nationals differ
  • Student Pilot Certificate and 3rd/2nd/1st class medical

Additionally, we offer ground school classes throughout the year. You will find details for this in the last PDF attachment (Private & Instrument Ground School 2016).