Airplane Add-on

If you are a helicopter pilot and would like an airplane certificate, you do not need a written test for the Private, Instrument or Commercial add-on. The flight training hour requirements are less, and since you are already a pilot, less ground school airplane lessons are needed.

 

If a pilot already holds an airplane license, and would like a private fixed-wing license, this is considered an additional aircraft rating. You are adding on to your existing pilot license. Pilots will not be required to take an additional written exam. International pilots who have never taken a FAA written exam, will be required to do so, or a restriction will be placed on their FAA license.

  • FAA Minimum – 30 hours
  • Dual – 20 hours
  • Solo – 10 hours
  • Ground School (Approx. 10 hours)
  • Books & supplies
  • Pass FAA written, oral and flight examination
  • FAA Examiner fee

Average course completion time: 3 to 6 weeks

If a pilot holds Private Fixed-Wing License, and wants a Commercial Airplane License, this is considered an additional aircraft rating, rotorcraft/helicopter. You are adding to your Commercial Fixed-Wing Rating, pilots will not be required to take an additional written exam. International pilots who have never taken an FAA written exam, will be required to do so, or a restriction will be placed on their FAA license.

  • FAA Minimum – 55 hours
  • Dual – 20 hours
  • Solo – 35 hours Ground School (Approx. 10 hours)
  • Books & supplies
  • Pass FAA written, oral and flight examination
  • FAA Examiner fee

Average course completion time: 4 to 6 weeks

To be eligible for an Instrument Add-On, a person must:

  • Hold a Private Airplane Certificate Hold an Airplane Instrument Rating
  • FAA Minimum – 15 hours
  • Ground School (Approx. 10 hours)
  • Books & supplies
  • Pass FAA written, oral and flight examination
  • FAA Examiner fee

Average course completion time: 4 to 6 weeks

To be eligible for a CFI Add-on, a person must:

  • Hold either a Commercial Pilot Certificate or Airline Transport Pilot Certificate for Airplane
  • Hold any other Category and class CFI rating
  • Pass FAA written, oral and flight examination
  • FAA Minimum – 15 hours
  • Dual – 15 hours Ground School (Approx. 10 hours)
  • Books & supplies
  • FAA Examiner fee

Average course completion time: 3 to 5 weeks

To be eligible for a CFI-Instrument Add-on, a person must:

  • Hold a Commercial/Instrument Airplane Certificate or Airline Transport Pilot Certificate
  • Hold a CFI Airplane Rating
  • Pass a FAA written, oral, and flight examination
  • FAA Minimum – 15 hours
  • Dual – 15 hours
  • Ground School (Approx. 10 hours)
  • Obtain Books & supplies
  • Pay FAA Examiner fee

Average course completion time: 1 to 3 weeks