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The OCFC 40Hr Challenge!

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Accept and participate in The 40 Hour Challenge and successfully complete your Private Pilot Certification under part 61 in 40 hours and your training for Instrument Rating under OCFC structured and standardized syllabus is FREE

A Total Value of


in Flight Training Credits

Apply Now and Start Your Aviation Career Today!

It’s Easy!

Step 1.

Submit Enrollment Application Form

Step 2.

Pay $250 Application Processing Fee

Step 3.

Schedule Your Flight Training!

Program application fee includes a FREE Demo Flight!

FAA Regulation 61.109

Pursuant to Section 61.109 [See 2021 FAR/AIM Federal Aviation Regulations; Aeronautical Information Manual] for an airplane single-engine rating… a person who applies for a private pilot certificate with an airplane category and single engine class rating must log at least 40 hours of flight time that includes at least 20 hours of flight training from an authorized instructor and 10 hours of solo flight training in the areas of operation listed in Section 61.107(b)(1) of this part, and the training must include at least:

(1) 3 hours of cross-country flight training in a single-engine airplane;

(2) Except as provided in § 61.110 of this part, 3 hours of night flight training in a single-engine airplane that includes:

(i) One cross-country flight of over 100 nautical miles total distance; and

(ii) 10 takeoffs and 10 landings to a full stop (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport.


(3) 3 hours of flight training in a single-engine airplane on the control and maneuvering of an airplane solely by reference to instruments, including straight and level flight, constant airspeed climbs and descents, turns to a heading, recovery from unusual flight attitudes, radio communications, and the use of navigation systems/facilities and radar services appropriate to instrument flight;

(4) 3 hours of flight training with an authorized instructor in a single-engine airplane in preparation for the practical test, which must have been performed within the preceding 2 calendar months from the month of the test; and

(5) 10 hours of solo flight time in a single-engine airplane, consisting of at least:

(i) 5 hours of solo cross-country time;
(ii) One solo cross-country flight of 150 nautical miles total distance, with full-stop landings at three points, and one segment of the flight consisting of a straight-line distance of more than 50 nautical miles between the takeoff and landing locations; and
(iii) Three takeoffs and three landings to a full stop (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport with an operating control tower.


  • Must be 17 years of age.
  • Must be a US citizen or a permanent resident alien.
  • Must be able to obtain a 3 rd class medical certification
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English.
  • Must be TSA Approved for US residents/non-US citizens.

Note: National average for flight training to successfully complete a Private Pilot Program is 60 to 75 hours. This is a structured syllabus and flight training program. Full compliance with OCFC training standard and syllabus is mandated. Only serious and disciplined students should apply.


    • Must not have had any previous Flight training;
    • Must complete private pilot certification in 40 hours;
    • Must complete the Private Pilot Program consistent with OCFC approved syllabus within one year;
    • Must fly at least once a week and complete homework assignments promptly consistent with OCFC PPL syllabus.
    • Must be current on all financial obligations at all times.
    • Must attend LIVE in class ground school at OCFC at no cost to the student AND Must pass the Part 141 ground school in one attempt.

Please Note:

In order for any student to avail of any discounts and discount credit offered, their account should be in good standing at all times, which means that the student account cannot have a negative balance at any time during the training period. 

All education discounts are credited to individual accounts based upon fees actually paid and spent at the completion of 40 hours of training only.  Furthermore, any discount offered by OCFC, whether written or verbal, is not an obligation but at the sole discretion of OCFC.

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FAA Part 141 Requirements

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