Private Pilot Certificate : The FAA requires a minimum of 40 hours of flight time to obtain this certificate, but the average amount of hours is 65 according to AOPA.  Be careful when comparing prices for a Private Pilot Certificate. Prices quoted are usually for the minimum hours. All hours after the minimum will be extra. The cost can be anywhere from $5000 to $9000 or more. A certificate of this type can be had training 2 to 5 times a week in as little as 3 to 6 months. We’ve trained student pilots in as little as 30 days for the Private Certificate , but this is rare,  highly unusual and not typical.

Instrument Pilot Certificate: 40 hours minimum required for this rating, but the average time is 45 to 60 . Simulator time, from 10 to 20 hours, can be applied to this rating. Although we’ve trained pilots in as little as 10 days for this rating, 4 to 6 month is more typical.

Commercial Pilot Certificate : Minimum required are 250. This rating allows you to be paid to fly. Your previous flight training and simulator time can count towards the 250.

Finish Training: If you have flown before and want to finish your training, we can help. 8 our of 10 students quit training before attaining their Private Pilot Certificate for many reasons. Maybe your previous CFI got another job or your flight school closed down. What ever the reason, we can help. The dream of flight never goes away. Nor does it get any cheaper. As a matter of fact, it gets more expensive with time. It’s time to finish-up your Private, Instrument, Commercial, or CFI and we can help you reach the goal that you once set.

Airlines: If your goal is to become an airline pilot, there’s no better time. The Airlines are scrambling to find and hire all available qualified pilots. The “pilot shortage” is real. Some airlines are discontinuing routes and parking planes because of the lack of pilots. If you have ever thought of becoming an airline pilot, now is the time to start training.


Flight Training
The Pilot Factory has set out to provide comprehensive and quality flight training at a fair rate. Using Long beach Airport (KLGB) provides an excellent airport for training due to the many areas of aviation in one place.
We have everything you need to achieve a proper education in aviation. From FAA Approved flight simulator all the way to multi-engine aircraft, we've got you covered!
The Pilot Factory offers reasonable aircraft rates with many options available.