• Private Pilot (718)


    Also see Aviation Management and  Aviation Technology

     This Certificate program is designed for the student wishing to obtain a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot Single-Engine Land License with an Instrument rating.

    Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

    1. Demonstrate flight competency and exceed FAA minimum requirements of pilot proficiency in the required aircraft.
    2. Identify and analyze adverse meteorological conditions.

    A minimum of a third class medical is required for program entry. Flight instruction for the student is through a college-approved, FAA and Veterans Administration certified, FAR 141 fixed base operator.

    All flight-training fees are in addition to college fees and tuition.

    See Aviation fuel surcharge note below


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    Degree Requirements

    First Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    AVT-101Private Pilot Theory3
    AVT-103Air Traffic Control Systems3
    Total Credits: 9

    Second Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    AVT-110Aviation Meteorology 3
    AVT-111Flight Theory/Instrument 3
    AVT-116Navigation 3
    Total Credits: 12
    Minimum Credits to Graduate: 21
  • Jerry Labuskes
    Aviation Program Coordinator/Chief Ground Instructor
    Community College of Allegheny County

  • Aviation Programs Flight Fees and Fuel Surcharge

    Effective January 1, 2014 Flight fees and Fuel surcharge—The Pittsburgh Flight School has increased their flight fees starting in January 1, 2014. The cost of the fuel surcharge will remain the same. The fuel surcharge continues to be assessed independently of the flight fees and will not be utilized in the College’s calculation of the Performance Incentive. This increase in flight fees is necessary for the Pittsburgh Flight School to remain viable. CCAC has agreed with the increase and will extend our contract with the Pittsburgh Flight School for the 2014-2015 contract period.