Learning to fly is not an endeavor restricted to young, twenty-something males with eagle-eyed vision and lightning quick reflexes. That myth was squelched many years ago. Men and women of all ages, backgrounds and abilities have taken on the challenge and succeeded. Obtaining a private pilot certificate does require a focused effort and dedication. It is not equivalent to learning to operate an automobile in the two-dimensional environment of humans. There is a certain amount of “rewiring” of the brain required to comfortably and safely function in the three dimensional avian world. On top of that you will have to grasp the fundamentals of basic aerodynamics and meteorology to pass your FAA check ride.
Peruse our FAQ’s for answers to some of the common questions that people have. If you cannot find an answer, please phone us (208.344.5401), use the adjacent form to send a message, or drop by our facilities for a visit. We understand the many questions you may have and are happy to sit down and discuss each one to your satisfaction.
How long does it take for a club member to get a license?
About how much does it cost for a club member to get a private pilot’s license?
Won’t it cost more to fly from Boise’s airport than Nampa or Caldwell?
What can I do with a private pilot’s license?
What if I want to make flying a career?
How does Ponderosa Aero Club work?
How do I pay for my flights and instructor time?
What are your instructor rates?
Primary training (Part 61) • $49/hr to $59/hr
Primary training (Part 141) • $69/hr to $79/hr
Multi-engine • $59/hr (when available)
Back country instruction • $49/hr to $69/hr