Private Pilot Course

A Part 141 Certified Course

Have you ever dreamed of learning how to fly?  The Sanders Flight Training Center Private Pilot Airplane Course will be your first step in making that dream a reality.  As an FAA Approved Part 141 Pilot School our course of instruction is certified by the FAA ensuring that your experience will be structured, efficient, accountable, and fun!  Student Pilots immersed in this type of training will be able to earn their Private Pilot License in as little as 8 weeks.

During your course of instruction you will enjoy ground and flight lessons  that will teach you about the characteristics of flight, navigation, radio communication, as well as reinforce the skills necessary for solo and cross country flight.

Additionally our certified flight instructors will be there to ensure your success every step of the way.  All of our instructors are highly trained with experiences and backgrounds ranging from military aviation to careers at major passenger and cargo airlines.  When you train at Sanders Flight Training Center you can rest assured that you will be learning from the best.

Sanders Aviation

What's Included?

  • Up to 48 hours of ground instruction covering all required topics
  • Up to 40 hours of total flight time in a Cessna 172N
    • 29 hours total dual instruction
    • 7.5 hours of solo flight
    • 4.8 hours of cross country flight training
    • 3 hours of night flight training
    • 3 hours of instrument flight training
    • Up to 3.5 additional training hours for student proficiency
  • Unlimited use of our Red Bird TD2 BATD Flight Training Device
  • Cessna Flight Trainining System Course with lifetime updates
  • FAA Knowledge Test Preparation
  • Pilot Logbook
  • End of course career consultation with a Military or Major Airline Pilot

Total Cost


Cost estimate based on the average completion timeline of full time students

Training in addition to our included items will be billed at our standard rate/hr.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 17 years of age for graduation. Training can begin at 16.
  • Meet FAA Medical Requirements
  • US Citizen with proof of citizenship

The Sanders Advantage

Career Oriented Training

Our Instructors and staff are dedicated to helping you achieve your aviation career goals as quickly as possible through proactive scheduling, personalized instruction, and a training plan that meets your needs both on and off the flight line. This approach will lead to reduced time to train and ensure that your investment was efficiently used in order to maximize your training.

State of the Art Curriculum

You will train using the Cessna Flight Training System which boasts a combination of online learning, flight training videos, test preparation and one on one instruction in order to ensure the solid foundation of knowledge necessary for career learning. These teaching methods combined with our modern fleet of Cessna 172 Aircraft equipped with G1000 or upgraded glass avionics provides the optimum classroom for creating the next generation pilot.

Dedicated Aircraft Maintenance

Student safety is at the forefront of our focus. Our dedicated team of aircraft maintenance professionals including both IA and A&P Mechanics have over 20 years of aviation maintenance experience. This experienced combined with our digital tracking of aircraft compliance items and aircraft discrepancies ensures that you will spend more time in the air and less time on the ground.

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