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 www.dakotaflight.com

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 $135.00 per Hour)
Dual Instruction
(20 Hours at $55.00 per Hour)
Ground Instruction
(20 Hours at $55.00 per Hour)
Student Pilot Flight Kit
(Includes Textbooks, Flight Computer, Plotter, Logbook, Flight Bag, & Aircraft Manual)
Third Class Flight Physical
Written Test
Flight Check
Total

 $5,400.00
 
$1,100.00

 $1,100.00

$170.00

$125.00
$150.00

$300.00

$8,345.00
 

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

Includes:

10-18 Hours

Pre-Solo

3 Hours

Cross Country

3 Hours

Night

3 Hours

Instrument Reference

10 Hours of Solo Flight Time 

Includes:

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 $90.00. 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

Jason Bates  Private Pilot
Jason Bates Private Pilot
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Jamie Sperle     Private Pilot
Jamie Sperle Private Pilot
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Geoff Van Dusen Solo
Geoff Van Dusen Solo
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Greg Ingemunson Private Pilot
Greg Ingemunson Private Pilot
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George Bittner Instrument
George Bittner Instrument
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Evan Baas    Private Pilot
Evan Baas Private Pilot
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Dale Taylor   Pivate Pilot
Dale Taylor Pivate Pilot
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David Olson   Private Pilot
David Olson Private Pilot
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Dan Hines Private Pilot
Dan Hines Private Pilot
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Doug Muth Private Pilot
Doug Muth Private Pilot
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Dennis Niewenhuis   Private Pilot
Dennis Niewenhuis Private Pilot
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Dwight Hempel Solo
Dwight Hempel Solo
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Gene Juffer Solo
Gene Juffer Solo
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Dylan Aaker    Private Pilot
Dylan Aaker Private Pilot
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Daniel Muzik  Comm-Instru-  CFII
Daniel Muzik Comm-Instru- CFII
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Dan Haeder     Solo
Dan Haeder Solo
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Dan Bosworth   Private Pilot
Dan Bosworth Private Pilot
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Chuck Greeneway Private Pilot
Chuck Greeneway Private Pilot
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Caleb Koerner Solo
Caleb Koerner Solo
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Chris Nicolaison - Solo
Chris Nicolaison - Solo
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Chris Hayes Private Pilot
Chris Hayes Private Pilot
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Brian Vermeulen  Private Pilot
Brian Vermeulen Private Pilot
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Austin Iverson - Instrument
Austin Iverson - Instrument
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Bob Plastow     Private Pilot
Bob Plastow Private Pilot
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Anne Knippling - Solo
Anne Knippling - Solo
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Brad Engbarth Private Pilot
Brad Engbarth Private Pilot
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Bob Burke  Private Pilot
Bob Burke Private Pilot
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Brad McGirr Private Pilot
Brad McGirr Private Pilot
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Brian Amick - Private Pilot
Brian Amick - Private Pilot
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Brad Boisen - Solo
Brad Boisen - Solo
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Ben Bierly Private Pilot
Ben Bierly Private Pilot
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Blake foxley     Private Pilot
Blake foxley Private Pilot
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Bill Moore    Private Pilot
Bill Moore Private Pilot
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Adam Popp     Private Pilot
Adam Popp Private Pilot
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Alex Kee      Private Pilot
Alex Kee Private Pilot
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Adam Squires - Solo
Adam Squires - Solo
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Chris Flesch Solo
Chris Flesch Solo
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Tyler Fox      Private Pilot
Tyler Fox Private Pilot
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William Brown   Private Pilot
William Brown Private Pilot
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Wayne Klein    Private Pilot
Wayne Klein Private Pilot
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Wayne Haines      Private Pilot
Wayne Haines Private Pilot
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Tyler Graham Private Pilot
Tyler Graham Private Pilot
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Wally Baas Private  Pilot
Wally Baas Private Pilot
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Trent Wipf Solo
Trent Wipf Solo
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Travis Klumb     Private Pilot
Travis Klumb Private Pilot
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Todd Boyd     Solo
Todd Boyd Solo
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Scott Beukelman    Private Pilot
Scott Beukelman Private Pilot
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Tom Ogle solo
Tom Ogle solo
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Steve Schroeder - Solo
Steve Schroeder - Solo
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Steve Iburg Private Pilot
Steve Iburg Private Pilot
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Shilo Peer       Solo
Shilo Peer Solo
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Steve Brinkman Private Pilot Instrument
Steve Brinkman Private Pilot Instrument
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Seth Erwin- Solo
Seth Erwin- Solo
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Ryan Waldner    Private Pilot
Ryan Waldner Private Pilot
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Ron Peterson instrument
Ron Peterson instrument
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Ross Determan Private Pilot
Ross Determan Private Pilot
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Ron Stahl Private Pilot
Ron Stahl Private Pilot
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Paul Morris   Private Pilot
Paul Morris Private Pilot
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Ralph Hunt Private Pilot
Ralph Hunt Private Pilot
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Randy Boyd Private Pilot
Randy Boyd Private Pilot
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Paul Swenson Solo
Paul Swenson Solo
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Mason Mayer Private Pilot
Mason Mayer Private Pilot
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Paul Iburg   Private Pilot
Paul Iburg Private Pilot
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Oakley Haines    Private Pilot
Oakley Haines Private Pilot
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Nate Austin Pivate  Pilot
Nate Austin Pivate Pilot
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Mike Musick Solo
Mike Musick Solo
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Mike Gilbertz Pivate Pilot
Mike Gilbertz Pivate Pilot
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Mickey Ratzlaff Solo
Mickey Ratzlaff Solo
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Michael Mayclin - Private Pilot
Michael Mayclin - Private Pilot
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Mark VanDenHoek Private Pilot
Mark VanDenHoek Private Pilot
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Mark Swanson     Private Pilot
Mark Swanson Private Pilot
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Luke Mairose Solo
Luke Mairose Solo
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Mark Hofer Instrument
Mark Hofer Instrument
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Lonnie Nedved Private Pilot Instrument
Lonnie Nedved Private Pilot Instrument
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Levi Koerner  Comm-Instru.-CFIII
Levi Koerner Comm-Instru.-CFIII
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Kasey Wipf - Commercial
Kasey Wipf - Commercial
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Jon Odland Private Pilot
Jon Odland Private Pilot
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Jon Fairchild     Private Pilot
Jon Fairchild Private Pilot
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Josh Cimpl  Private Pilot
Josh Cimpl Private Pilot
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Joe Wall Solo
Joe Wall Solo
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John Iverson    Private Pilot
John Iverson Private Pilot
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Jason Heezen Private Pilot
Jason Heezen Private Pilot
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Jim Hopkins Private Pilot
Jim Hopkins Private Pilot
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Jason Bradley-Solo
Jason Bradley-Solo
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Jared Howe Private Pilot
Jared Howe Private Pilot
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Isaac Olson      Private Pilot
Isaac Olson Private Pilot
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