Become a Pilot
Pegasus Flight Training offers flight training programs for the following certificates and ratings:
Private Pilot Helicopter Course Also Available
Earning a Private Pilot License (PPL) is the first step in any aviation career. The SEL PPL permits the holder to pilot a single-engine aircraft privately (not for pay). Whether for personal or professional purposes, earning
your PPL will start you down your desired aviation pathway.
Minimum 17 Years Old to Take Flight Test (age 16 for Student Pilot & Solo)
Must Read, Write, Understand, and Speak English
Obtain a FAA Medical Certificate (Prior to first Solo Flight)
Complete 40 hours Minimum Flight Time Including 10 hrs of Solo Flight
Tests: 1- Pass an FAA Written Knowledge Test
2- Pass an FAA Oral and Practical Flight Test
Commercial Helicopter Pilot Course Also Available
Commercial Pilot Certificate
As a commercial pilot, you may act as pilot in command of an aircraft that is carrying passengers or property for compensation or hire and may be paid to act as pilot in command.
Be able to read, write, and converse fluently in English.
Be at least 18 years of age.
Hold at least a current third-class FAA medical certificate. Later, if your flying requires a commercial pilot certificate, you must hold a second-class medical certificate.
Hold an instrument rating. A commercial pilot is presumed to have an instrument rating. If not, his/her commercial pilot certificate will be endorsed with a prohibition against carrying passengers for hire on day VFR flights beyond 50 NM or at night.
Receive and log ground training from an authorized instructor or complete a home-study course.
Pass a knowledge test with a score of 70% or better. The commercial pilot knowledge test consists of 100 multiple-choice questions selected from the airplane-related questions in the FAA’s commercial pilot test bank.
Accumulate appropriate flight experience and instruction (see 14 CFR 61.129). A total of 250 hours of flight time is required. Time requirements may be reduced to 190 hours if training at an FAA-Approved part 141 flight school.
Successfully complete a practical (flight) test, which will be given as a final exam by an FAA inspector or designated pilot examiner; it will be conducted as specified in the FAA’s Commercial Pilot Practical Test Standards.
Air Transport Pilot for Helicopter (ATP)
This course is highly recommended for those pilots wishing to work in the corporate flying world. This is the highest certification level a helicopter pilot can achieve. The ATP Course is designed to give the pilot the aeronautical skill and experience necessary to meet the requirements of the ATP certificate and operate safely as an airline transport pilot.
Hold a Commercial Pilot License or
equivalent, and an Instrument Rating
Obtain 1,200 hours of flight time including:
a) 500 hours cross-country
b) 100 hours of night with at least 15 hours in helicopters
c) 200 hours in helicopters with at least 75 hours as pilot-in-
d) 75 hours of instrument time of which 50 were completed in-flight
with at least 25 in helicopters
Pass an FAA written Exam
Pass an FAA Oral and Flight Test
Hold an FAA first-class Medical Certificate
For foreign pilots: Hold a foreign Commercial
pilot license and an Instrument Rating issued
under a contracting state to the convention on
International Civil Action.