|A medical certificate is not required for a
glider license, but you must have no known physical impairments which would hinder your
safe flying. Once per week appointments of three hours each will have you flying solo in
twelve weeks. After solo you will study and build flight time in preparation for a Private
From First Solo to License: To earn
your Private Glider License, the FAA requires you to have ten hours training, 7 hours of
solo flight time, pass a written test, and a flight test. Typical cost from solo to
private license is $2400. No formal ground school is required for your written test. Books
and study supplies are available from us.
Power Pilot Transition: If you are a power pilot,
it will take about 15 - 20 flights dual to solo. FAA requires 3 hours of dual, and 10 solo
training flights for Private or 20 PIC solo flights for Commercial before you may take a
flight test. There is no additional written required, and this rating updates your flight
review. Costs for a transition rating range from $4500 to $6500.