P&N can train pilots for these certifications. These should not be confused with ratings or endorsements, which are separate training requirements that allow a pilot with a certain type of certificate to perform additional types of flying. Certificates can be added onto for additional privileges, but are the base of your certification. Private pilot is the initial certification most pilots get and is the foundation of most pilot's training. Sport and recreational certifications require less hours, but come with more limitations and are only used in specific cases. Commercial is next, if you want to make a career out of it! The flight time for each certificate counts towards the flight time for your next hours requirement. Each certificate requires passing a written exam at our FAA approved test center and taking a flight exam (check ride) with an FAA designated pilot examiner.
RATINGS AND CERTIFICATE ADDITIONS
Once you earn a certificate with P&N, you can add additional privileges to it. Once you earn a rating, it is attached to your certificate. Multi-engine and helicopter are technically certificates as well, but are normally accomplished after earning at least a private pilot certificate in a single engine airplane. Although you can earn you initial certification in a helicopter or multi engine, it will be much more expensive than starting in a single engine airplane. You will take a check ride with an FAA Designate Pilot Examiner.
Endorsements are the best way to advance your skills and become well rounded without having to go through additional testing. Endorsements can be approved by P&N's certificated flight instructors. Many can be accomplished in less than 10 hours.