When may I begin to fly?


What are the eligibility requirements for a student pilot?

The specific aeronautical experience requirements are outlined in 14 CFR part 61. For the student pilot certificate requirements, refer to subpart C section 83.

Is there a set number of flight instructional hours I will receive before I solo?

No. The instructor will not allow you to solo until you have learned to perform certain maneuvers. These maneuvers include safe takeoffs and landings. You must be able to maintain positive control of the aircraft at all times and to use good judgment. Anyone who tells you otherwise is incorrect.

When do I need a student pilot certificate?

Prior to your first solo flight.

How do I obtain a student pilot certificate?

We will walk you through the entire process and one of our amazing instructors will sign off on its issuance.

What are the requirements for a student pilot certificate?

To be eligible for a student pilot certificate, a person must:

  • be at least 16 years of age, except for the operation of a glider or balloon, in which case the applicant must be at least 14 years of age; and
  • be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language.

Is there a charge for the student pilot certificate?


When do I need a medical certificate?

Prior to your first solo flight.

Where do I get my medical certificate?

From any FAA-Authorized Aviation Medical Examiner. There are numerous doctors who are FAA-Authorized Aviation Medical Examiners.

Click HERE for the one in Beaumont that we recommend.

Phoenyx Aviation Academy


Existing students may still use the Student Login