Interested in obtaining your pilot license and embark on an exciting career in aviation? Unsure what the difference between Part 61 and Part 141 Flight Schools is? Three Wing Aviation has you covered.
You don’t need any experience or aviation background to begin flying lessons (Flight School Link). Three Wing Flight Instructors (Flight Instructors Link) can teach you everything you need to know to become a proficient Private Pilot, get an Instrument Rating, or even a Commercial Rating.
Benefits to a Part 61 course mainly concentrates on the flexibility it entitles. If the student needs to skip one lesson and come back to it later or is not able to train on a regular schedule, then the right choice is Part 61. This is perfect for someone trying to work a job or go to school and go through their flight training simultaneously. Due to the flexibility of Part 61, the required time to complete the program is higher.
Part 141 Flight Schools are required to use a structured training program and follow a set syllabus, which is why the time requirements are less, however you will need to put your life on hold to attend classes full-time.
Because Three Wing Aviation is a Part 61 Flight School, we train students on a one-to-one customized basis to fit your unique schedule!
|Flight Experience |
|Part 61||Part 141|
|Total Time (Private License)||40||35|
|Solo Flight Time||10||5|
|Solo Cross Country||5||3|
|Cross Country Distances||1 flight 100 nm distance||1 flight 100nm distance|
|Take Off/Landings Night||10 full stop||10 full stop|
|60 days prior to flight Test||3||3|
Part 61 requires 40 hours of Private Pilot License flight time and 250 hours of Commercial Pilot License. For Part 141, the requirements are 35 hours for private and 190 hours for commercial.
To help with gaining the required hours, you can also train using Three Wing’s Flight Simulator.