Flight Training

So Cal Flying Club proudly serves the Southern California region with highly trained FAA Certified Flight Instructors, each qualified for training  in advanced G1000 Aircraft.  See our Instructor Page for details.


*Listed below are the FAA Requirements for obtaining your Pilot Ratings:
 

PRIVATE PILOT

A Private Pilot Certificate allows pilots to fly anywhere in the US.  Pilots can fly day or night with relatively good visibility.  This training teaches you the fundamentals of flight and solid maneuvers.  This is the perfect license for individuals that want to take a quick "$200 burger" trip, cross-country to SF, Vegas, etc.
 

Prerequisites

  • Be At Least 17 Years Old 
  • Read, Speak, Write & Understand English 
  • Hold a 3rd Class Medical Certificate 

Requirements

  • Min 40 Hours Flight Time     
    • 20 Hours Dual         
      • 3 Hours Cross Country 
      • 3 Hours Instrument 
      • 3 Hours Night Flight             
        • 1 Night Cross Country over 100 nm 
        • 10 Night Takeoffs & Landings 
      • 3 Hours Checkride Prep 
    • 10 Hours Solo         
      • 5 Hours Solo Cross Country             
        • 1 Solo Cross Country > 150 nm with 3 Landings 
  • Pass Written Exam (min 70%)  
  • Practical Exam "Checkride" with FAA Designated Pilot Examiner 

 


INSTRUMENT RATING
 

This Rating is the next step after obtaining your Private Pilot License.  This allows flight during IFR conditions.
 

Prerequisites

  • Hold a Private Pilot License 

Requirements

  • 50 Hours of Cross Country "Pilot in Command" Flight Time     
    • Min 10 Hours in Airplane 
  • 40 hours of Actual or Simulated Instrument Time     
    • Min 15 Hours received from Instrument Rated Instructor         
      • Min 3 Hours of Instrument Flight Training from Instructor within 2 Calender Months before Practical Exam 
      • Min 1 IFR Cross Country Flight with Flight Plan Filed with ATC             
        • Flight to be at least 250 nm along Airways or by Direct Routing from ATC 
        • Three Different kinds of Approaches with the use of Navigation System 
        • Instrument Approach at each airport  
  • Pass Written Exam (min 70%)  
  • Practical Exam "Checkride" with FAA Designated Pilot Examiner

     

COMMERICIAL RATING

What to become an Airline Pilot, Flight Instructor or flying for pay?  A Commercial Rating what you need in order to be compensated for flying.
 

Prerequisites

  • Hold a Private Pilot License 
  • Have an Instrument Rating (Restrictions to commercial privilages apply if you do not have an Instrument Rating) 

Requirements

  • Min 250 Hours Flight Time     
    • 100 Hours of Pilot-In-Command         
      • 50 Hours Cross Country
    • 20 Hours of training which includes:         
      • 10 Hours of Instrument training
      • 10 Hours of training in a Complex Airplane 
      • One - 2 Hour cross country flight in daytime conditions that consist of a total straight-line distance of more than 100 nm.
      • One - 2 Hour cross country flight in nighttime conditions that consist of a total straight-line distance of more than 100 nm.
      • 3 Hours Checkride Prep 
    • 10 Hours Solo or 10 Hours as PIC with a CFI         
      • 1 Cross Country not less than 300 nm total distance, with a minimum of 3 landings, one of which is a straight-line distance of at least 250 nautical miles from original departure point.
      • 5 hours in night VFR conditions with 10 takeoffs and 10 landings at a controlled airport.
  • Pass Written Exam (min 70%) 
  • Practical Exam "Checkride" with FAA Designated Pilot Examiner 

Speak with one of our Flight Instructors now for more details!