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ASA Private Pilot DVD Course

The Private Pilot License or Private Pilot Certificate requirements are established by the FAA.Train with one of the oldest aviation airplane schools in the United States.  API is the only flight school
in Chicago, Illinois.  Flight training
area is in Illinois and Indiana, our home base is Midway Airport.We have accelerated ground and flight training programs customized to fit your needs.

Private  Pilot  License

  • Flying an Airplane is one of life's greatest experience, there is nothing else like it.

  • You are part of an elite group of individuals who have the knowledge and physical skills to be an Airplane Pilot. 

  • Aviation Professionals Incorporated, also known as "API", is the only Flight School in Chicago and one of the oldest Flight Schools in the United States.

  •  Learning how to fly can be made easy if your instructor knows how to explaine things in simple terms. 

  • For almost five decades, we have refined our training program so that it is one of the best in the world.   

  • This is accomplished with our unique copyrighted method called Attitude Flying”. 

  • Attitude Flying is achieved by having the student sit in the pilot’s seat while observing specific exterior parts of the airplane and those visual relationships to either the horizon, ground or runway. These relationships instantly informs the pilot about altitude, bank, coordination and airspeed control. 

  • Our training saves you money, time, and frustration while making you a more knowledgeable, responsive, efficient and safe pilot. 

  • The FAA states you must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the English Language. 

  • Over 30 years ago, the “FAA”, Federal Aviation Administration, created regulations about flight hours, knowledge and skills levels to become a Private Pilot. 

  • After the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, the FAA had to review their thinking.  Flight schools were being blamed for teaching the terriest how to fly, which was not the truth. 

  • The FAA regulation stayed the same, but the knowledge and skill level demanded by eash person was raised.

  • The national average is now over 8O hours of flight timeAPI’s training is designed so you are able to acquire your Private pilot certificate with less flight hours then the national average. 

  • To obtain your Private Pilot Certificate, you must pass a FAA flight physical, knowledge exam, oral exam and flight exam. 

  • The FAA states that before an individual is allowed to fly on airplane by themselves, they must obtain an FAA Flight Physical from an approved Medical Examiner. 

  • The medical examiner has concerns that deal with Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, history of Kidney Stones, history of Drug or Alcohol Abuse, Emotional or Mental Disorders, Vision Problems, Certain Levels of Hearing Loss, High Blood Pressure, or other condition that could impair your ability to fly an aircraft safely. 

  • You can start flight training before getting your FAA Flight Physical but you can not fly by yourself solo until you do.

  • Training can be accelerated weather permitting.

  • On API’s staff is the 2020 Flight Instructor of the Year for the Great Lakes Area. 

  • API has one of the best safety records in the industry and one of the highest ratings with the Better Business Bureau. 

  • You only pay for each lesson as you take it.  There are no contracts to sign or dues to be paid. 

  • We are open 7 days a week.

  • Free parking at the airport or you can use public transportation to our location. 

  • Our email address is 

  • Please call 773 284-5678 for more information.


      Private Pilot Certificate                           

        Dual Flights that includes Aircraft Rental with Flight Instructor     $ 16,286

        Solo Flights                                                                             $   2,037

        Ground instruction                                                                    $  1,046

         Fees and Taxes                                                                      $     350

         Total estimated Cost                                                               $ 19,720


Aviation Professionals Incorporated

Chicago Midway Airport  6321 S. Central Ave  Chicago, IL 60638  (773) 284-5678


We are one of the oldest aviation airplane Private Pilot flight schools in the USA. Be one the best pilots you can and learn to fly in a professional environment. For 50 years we have been training individuals to become certified FAA Private Pilots while flying daily in and out of commercial airports. Smaller airports will not provide that type of exposure. Our training school will give you the confidence to fly anywhere in the United States or abroad. Our instructors will do everything in their power so that you can become the safest pilot possible, in the shortest period of time, while spending the least amount of money. By using a state of the art accelerated ground school program and our tried and tested common sense  method of training, you will discover that becoming a pilot is easier than you think. The Private Pilots license can be the start for a professional career in aviation. Being in business for 50 years is a testimony to our success. Our school is located at Chicago Midway Airport in Chicago, Illinois.



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