-Be at least 17 years of age (student may start training prior to 17, you must be at least 16 years of age to solo)
-Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language. If the applicant is unable to meet one of these requirements due to medical reasons, then the Administrator may place such operating limitations on that applicant’s pilot certificate as are necessary for the safe operation of the aircraft.
The Private Pilot License is the first major step that student pilots attain. This process involves flight training, soloing, cross-country flying, studying, passing a written exam, and getting an endorsement.
As an instrument rated pilot, you are allowed to fly in conditions of restricted visibility and clouds. Having this rating expands your travel abilities and confidence and makes you more of a complete pilot.