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Learn to Fly

Go where you want to go!

Go when you want to go!

Fly anywhere at anytime!

Experience the joy of learning to fly at Wright Brothers Aviation & Dakota Flight Center

Get the Facts on Learning to Fly...
  • On average most student pilots earn a private license in six months, flying just a few times per week.

  • Last year more than 75,000 embarked on the experience of a lifetime by scheduling their first lesson.

  • The cost of learning to fly is dependent on several factors such as rental cost of the airplane and instructor fees. At Wright Brothers, the cost is between $6,900 and $7,500.

  • Nearly everyone has the physical and scholastic aptitude to learn to fly. In fact, nine out of ten people who want to learn, actually have the ability and skills required.

  • All students must pass a simple medical exam prior to obtaining their license. The medical exam must be renewed every two years.

  • Some of the issues the student pilots learn in ground school are the principles of lift, gravity, drag, control, airspeed, and basic instrumentation.


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Private Pilot Complete Training Course

Estimated Prices as of 5/21

Aircraft Rental
(40 Hours in Piper Warrior at $160.00 per Hour)
Dual Instruction
(20 Hours at $65.00 per Hour)
Ground Instruction
(20 Hours at $65.00 per Hour)
Student Pilot Flight Kit
(Includes Textbooks, Flight Computer, Plotter, Logbook, Flight Bag, & Aircraft Manual)
Third Class Flight Physical
Written Test
Flight Check








The above rates do not include sales tax.
The instruction times are minimums based on FAA requirements.
Private Pilot's License

The Private Pilot’s License is the first step in aviation, whether your plans are pleasure flying or a career in aviation. The requirements for this license are the same nationwide and specify a minimum of 40 hours of flight training. The national average, however, is in excess of 55 hours due to individual abilities and commitment.


Eligibility Requirements


Student Pilot Certificate

  1. Must be at least 16 years of age.

  2. Must be able to read, speak, and understand the English Language.

  3. Must hold at least a third class medical certificate.

Private Pilot Certificate

  1. Must be at least 17 years of age.

  2. Must be able to read, speak, and understand the English Language.

  3. Must hold at least a third class medical certificate.

Specific Requirements for the Private Pilot Rating


  1. Hold a Third Class Medical/Student Pilot Certificate. Must be acquired any time prior to first solo.

  2. Pass a written exam. Ground school instruction is available 7 days a week. The FAA written test is taken after successful completion of the ground school course and is valid for 2 years.

  3. Flight Hour Minimum Requirements

  4. Flight Check

      Once all of the above requirements are met, a flight check is                     conducted by an independent examiner. The successful completion of       this flight check results in the issuance of a Private Pilot’s Certificate

20 Hours of Dual Instruction


10-18 Hours


3 Hours

Cross Country

3 Hours


3 Hours

Instrument Reference

10 Hours of Solo Flight Time 


5 Hours

Cross Country

5 Hours

Post-Solo & General Practice

10 Hours Used for Additional Training as Determined by Instructor

Flight instructor

Wright Bros. is offering introductory flights for only $100.00. With a certified flight instructor, you and two guests will be able to actually (fly) the airplane and experience being a pilot!

Meet our Students

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