Now at Tipton - Fort Meade Flight Activity

Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA)

All pilots must complete the DC Metro SFRA course prior to flying within 60 miles of the DCA VOR

Schedule your FAA Knowledge Exam at NAFC

Private Pilot Flight Training Course

NAFC’s course fulfills the FAA Part 141 requirements for a private pilot certificate. This course consists of 35 hours of flight instruction. The student will receive the required training for solo flight, cross-country flights, night flights, and all private pilot maneuvers. If two to three flight lessons are accomplished a week, the Private Pilot Certificate can be completed in approximately six to nine months.

The ground school encompasses 35 hours of classroom training in preparation for the required FAA written examination. Lessons include aerodynamics, aircraft systems, airports, communications and Air Traffic Control, weight & balance, meteorology, Federal Aviation Regulations, aeronautical charts, radio navigation, flight publications, medical factors and cross country flight planning.

Solo Requirements

Graduation Requirements


Formal Ground School
Course Materials - Jeppesen Private Pilot Kit, POH, AFD, Charts, Oral Exam Guide, PTS
30 Hours Dual Instruction in a Cessna 152
30 Hours Pre/Post flight ground briefings
5 Hours Solo in a Cessna 152

Approximate Total Cost*


*Costs are based on the minimum FAA Part 141 requirements, aircraft model flown and are dependent upon pilot proficiency. Prices are subject to change based on vendor products and fuel costs.