Wells Aircraft, Inc. Branson West
(417) 272-3921
393 Aero Drive
Branson West, MO 65737
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Certificate Requirements

Private Pilot Certificate - FAR 61.102-61.209

Private Pilot
  • Be at least 17 years of age.
  • Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language.
  • Must log at least 40 hours of flight time that includes at least 20 hours of flight training from an authorized instructor and at least 10 hours of solo flight training.
  • Pass the required FAA written test of aeronautical knowledge.
  • Pass the required FAA practical flight test.
  • Obtain a third-class medical certificate.

No person who holds a private pilot certificate may act as pilot in command of an aircraft that is carrying passengers or property for compensation or hire. FAR 61.113(a).

Commercial Pilot Certificate - FAR 61.121-61.129

Commercial Pilot
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language.
  • Hold at least a private pilot certificate.
  • Must log at least 250 hours of flight time as pilot.
  • Pass the required FAA written test of aeronautical knowledge.
  • Pass the required FAA practical flight test.
  • Obtain a second-class medical certificate.

A person who holds a commercial pilot certificate may act as pilot in command of an aircraft that is carrying passengers or property for compensation or hire.

Instrument Rating Requirements - FAR 61.65

Flying on instruments.
  • Hold at least a private pilot certificate.
  • Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language.
  • Minimum of 50 hours of cross country pilot-in-command.
  • Minimum of 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument flight time, including 15 hours of instrument instruction.
  • Pass the required FAA written test of aeronautical knowledge.
  • Pass the required FAA practical flight test.
 
 
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