Travis Hamblen
CFI | CFII | MEI

Basic Flight Training - Sport & Private

Private Pilot License

Training to be a private pilot is a fun and challenging adventure. Whether you are training to be a commercial Pilot, or to enjoy aviation as a hobby, this is where to start. You will learn how to fly starting from basic maneuvers, and progress at a pace that is comfortable for you until we reach the goals of solo flight and then your license. Once you have the license you can take your friends and family for sightseeing and/or cross-country flights.

Flight Requirements – airplane, single-engine:

  • 40 hours total flight time
  • 20 hours dual training
  • 10 hours solo flight
  • 3 hours dual cross-country flight training
  • 3 hours dual night flight training
  • 1 night flight dual cross-country flight over 100 nm total distance
  • 10 night takeoffs and 10 night landings to a full stop with each landing involving a flight in a traffic pattern
  • 3 hours flight training on the control and maneuvering of an airplane solely by reference to instruments,
  • At least 5 hours of solo cross-country flight
  • 1 solo cross-country flight of at least 150 nm total distance, with full-stop landings at a minimum of three points, and one segment of the flight consisting of a straight-line distance of at least 50 nm between the takeoff and landing locations
  • 3 solo takeoffs and 3 landings to a full stop with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern at an airport with an operating control tower


I can be reached on my cell phone between 8AM and 8PM at (651)269-6542.

I can be reached via email at TravisHamblen@gmail.com.