Private Pilot's Certificate Training
Welcome to Chickadee Aviation’s Private Pilots Certificate Training Program. We re a FAR Part 61 school and your first step to earning your private pilot certificate. Chickadee Aviation’s flight School is located at Northeast Aviation in Portland Maine where we will match you with one of our certified flight instructors (CFI) to teach you via ground school and in the air. Your instructor will guide you through the entire process. After setting up instruction with your CFI you will be able to take the written exam for the FAA’s private pilot certificate. This exam covers material such as aircraft systems, aerodynamics and regulations.
Your next step is to take solo flights and practice maneuvers. Solo flight is one of the most important aspects of the private pilot certificate process. You will work with your CFI to learn the necessary skills to be a successful pilot and develop trust and confidence in both the aircraft and yourself.
The final step is to take the FAA’s practical test, also known as the check ride. This consists of an oral board, followed by a flight with Designated Pilot Examiner (OPE). This is where you will demonstrate your mastery of the aircraft in a variety of scenarios and test the limits of the aircraft in order to pass the test.
Earning your private pilot certificate may seem like a huge undertaking, however it’s an amazing achievement. To become a successful pilot, invest in yourself and Chickadee Aviation will be there to professionally guide you through each step of the way. Once you have obtained your private pilots certificate you can check out the other courses we offer to add value and perhaps a new career path to you love of flying. You can achieve your goals and take to the skies in no time.