If you are an aspiring career pilot, wish to fly as a hobby or are interested in one day owning an aircraft, Cooking Lake Aviation will provide the necessary training & resources needed to accomplish this, all at competitive rates.
Recreational Pilot Permit
A minimum of 25 hours of flight training must be acquired. Of these 25 hours, a minimum of 15 hours must be Dual hours, and 5 must be Solo hours.
A minimum of 45 hours must be obtained. Of these hours, a minimum of 17 hours must be Dual, of which 3 hours must include dual cross country time and 5 hours of instrument time. A minimum of 12 hours must be Solo, which must include 5 hours of cross country time.
A minimum of 20 hours of flight training is required, 10 of which must be night flying, 5 must be dual including a minimum of 2 hours cross country. 5 hours must be solo, this must include a minimum of 10 takeoffs and landings.
You must already possess a PPL with a Category 1 or 3 medical. There is no minimum flight time required for training. A flight test must be passed with a designated examiner, but no written exam is required.
A total of 40 hours of instrument time must be accumulated. 20 hours of this can be completed in Cooking Lake Aviation’s Flight Simulator. Instrument time accumulated during the Private, Night and Commercial training can be used towards this rating.
Cooking Lake Aviation is more than happy to provide instruction on privately owned aircraft. This could be initial training for a license or rating or to cover the checkout requirements needed for insurance. Cooking Lake Aviation has several instructors on staff with experience on many different types of aircraft.
Cooking Lake Aviation is proud to have our CFI, Ben Match, recognized by Cirrus as a “Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot”. Having completed the course inDuluth, MN, our team of specialized Cirrus instructors will help you with any initial training as well as training to meet insurance requirements.