Private Pilot

The Private Pilot program requires a minimum of 40 hours of flight training, including:

  • 10 hours of solo flight time
    • Includes 5 hours of solo cross country flight time
  • 3 hours of instrument flight training
  • 3 hours of night flight training

Students should purchase or download the following books and materials. Everything listed below is available at the Aircraft General Supply pilot shop on Saint John’s Bluff Road near Craig Airport, or online from any number of sources including If you’re a returning student and already have some flight training materials, please talk to us before you buy anything else. You do not need to purchase a headset unless you want to; we have Bose X active noise reduction headsets available for rent for just $5 per day.

You should also download the following prior to your first lesson:

Our Office

855-14 St. John’s Bluff Road
Suite 3G
Jacksonville, Florida 32225
Directions: From Atlantic Blvd, turn north onto Saint Johns Bluff Road. You will see the airport at the intersection. Turn right into the airport at Craig Drive. Turn left at Charles Lindbergh Drive and continue to the end where you'll see the Craig Air Center straight ahead. Our office is on the left.
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