• How old do I have to be to get a recreational pilot’s certificate or a private pilot’s certificate?
    • You must be at least 17 years old. If you want to be a private glider pilot or be rated for free flight in a balloon, you must be at least 16 years old.
  • What tests do I have to pass to get a recreational pilot’s certificate or private pilot’s certificate?
    • You have to pass both a written knowledge test and a practical (flight) test. See below for more information about these tests.