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The Private Pilot Upgrade

A private pilot license will allow you to fly larger aircraft with more passengers and at night time. Philly Sport Pilot is happy to assist you with adding private pilot privileges to your flight certificate.  Once you have your sport pilot certificate, upgrading is simple process which requires additional instruction primarily in the areas of navigation and night flight.  Every hour logged for a sport pilot certificate counts towards higher ratings ... that means you don't have to start from square one if you want to upgrade.  Here is a basic breakdown:

 

Sport Pilot

Private Pilot

Min. Flight Hours

20

40

Avg. Flight Hours

25 72

Cost

~$3500

~$10,000

Flight at Night

No

Yes

Medical Certificate Required

No

Yes

Flight in Controlled Airspace

Yes

Yes

Type of Aircraft

Light Sport Only

Most single engine planes.

 

 

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