How Long Does it Take to Become a Pilot?
It takes 3 months to become a pilot and earn your private pilot license. To become an airline pilot, it takes just over two years to gain the required 1,500 hours flight time.
How much does flight school cost?ATP quotes prices based on realistic flight time requirements, providing up-front, fixed-cost pricing for becoming a pilot.
Flight Time Requirements
The FAA requires 1,500 hours to fly as an airline pilot, which can be earned in about two years. Enjoy the security of ATP's guaranteed certificated flight instructor job placement while you hone your skills, build flight hours and get paid to fly.
|Total Hours Required|
|Private Pilot License||40 Hours|
|Commercial Pilot Certificate||250 Hours|
|Airline Transport Pilot Certificate||1,500 Hours
(How do I get 1500 hours of flight time?)
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