Private Pilot License | PPL
The open sky awaits. Our Private Pilot Course will give you all you need to get your license and start flying.
Earning a Private Pilot License (PPL) is the key to unlocking the world of aviation. The PPL is your ticket to freedom with access to over 5,000 general aviation airports nationwide. Begin the journey of a lifetime today with the Williamsburg Flight Center!
In the classroom, you'll become familiar with the airplane you'll be flying and learn the basics of flying safety skills. In the air, you'll learn take-offs and landings, along with maneuvers like turns, climbs, and descents.
When you're finished you'll earn an FAA Private Pilot Certificate. Your certificate does not expire and is valid throughout the United States and recognized by most countries around the world.
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45-Minute Discovery Flight Package
Cessna 172 $150.00
1-Hour Discovery Flight Package
Cessna 172 $219.00
For those serious about learning to fly, here's your chance to try an actual flight lesson with an FAA Certified Flight Instructor. This flight is an actual flying lesson for one person only and does not include any sightseeing or touring. If you are interested in an Air Tour please visit our Air Tours page.
The Discovery Flight Lesson Includes:
Approximately 45 minutes of flight time that can be logged towards a Private Pilot License
Approximately 15 minutes of ground training, including preflight and postflight briefiengs
This more in-depth lesson is designed if you want to have more time in the air flying and spend a longer time in a ground lesson with your flight instructor.
The Discovery Flight Lesson Includes:
Approximately 60 minutes flight time that can be logged towards a Private Pilot License
Approximately 30 minute of ground training, including preflight and postflight briefings
5-Hours Flight Lesson Starter Package
Cessna 172 $1109.00
Have you decided that 2020 will be the year YOU will learn to fly? Then, this is your chance to take advantage of our NEW Private Pilot 5-Hour Starter Package. The package includes 5 hours of flight time that are designed to take you beyond the introductory flight. After 5 hours with an instructor, you will be able to fly the airplane mostly unaided and begin tackling the landing phase, which is the most challenging maneuver to master.
The Private Pilot Starter Package Includes:
5 hours of flight lessons, including instructor and aircraft
2.5 hours of ground training, including preflight and postflight briefings
1) HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
The cost to get your Private Pilot's Certificate will be approximately $9,000.00 - $11,000 based on approximately 55 to 60 hours total time. The final cost will depend on a number of factors including pilot ability, training frequency, weather, airspace congestion, and the complexity of the aircraft used for the training.
2) HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
Typically, training can be completed in as little as 4 to 5 months if you train 2-3 days per week.
3) WHAT WILL I NEED TO REGISTER?
You will need proof of U.S. Citizenship or TSA approval letter prior to commencing your training (Foreign Students). Prior to your first flight alone in the airplane (first solo flight) you will need to pass a physical examination with an aeromedical examiner to obtain your medical certificate.
4) DO I NEED ANY SPECIAL GEAR?
You will need a flight bag to keep all your things, including an aviation headset, charts, airport directories, flight computer, plotter, and textbooks and materials. The costs of these materials are extra.
5) WHICH AIRPLANE WILL I FLY?
You have a choice between a Cessna 172 or a Diamond DA-40.
6) ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS?
The cost of the FAA Checkride and FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Testis not included in the estimate above and can range from $400 -$500. And for a third class medical certificate with a student pilot certificate can cost between $75 and $150.
7) ARE THERE ANY OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR SIGNING UP?
Students must provide proof of U.S Citizenship or obtain TSA Approval if you are not a U.S. Citizen prior to starting the Private Pilot Lesson. Please visit for more information.
If you have any questions about this course please contact us via email at or call (757) 223-1488.