Lani Lea Flight School
Flight School

About FAQ

How do I get started?

Please give our office a call at (808) 839-6000 or email We will be able to schedule you with a Certified Flight Instructor at your convenience.

What ratings and services do you offer for flight training?

We currently offer training for the Private Pilot's License.  We are also able to provide Biennial Flight Reviews, Instrument Proficiency Checks, and minimal Instrument instruction.

What information do you require from me before I start flight training?

If you are a US citizen, in order to get started we will need you to bring in a current passport or birth certificate and a photo ID.  For non-US citizens, the TSA requires prior approval to begin flight training.  If you have any questions, please contact our office.  Information on the AFSP can be found through the following link:

What are the requirements to get a Private Pilot’s License?

You will need to complete a total of at least 40 hours flight instruction. Additionally, you will have to pass an FAA written test and an oral and practical flight test with an FAA examiner.

How much does it cost to get a Private Pilot’s License?

An estimated range to complete your Private Pilot's License certification is $8,000 - $10,000.

What types of airplanes do you use for training?

The model of airplane we give training in is the Cessna 172.  The Cessna 172 is the most popular model of airplane around the world.  A general overview can be found at, but please contact   our office for any questions regarding our specific models.

Would you recommend any training study material?

There are a wide array both online and hardcopy study material.  Please    take a look at the following links to get you started:

How do I get my medical certificate? How long is it valid for?

You will need to fill out a preliminary application through MedXPress. Information on how to complete this can be found at

Next, the FAA has deemed that all potential pilots undergo an exam from   a certified Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). We can provide you with a list of local AMEs or you can search for you own through the following link:

You will only require a Third Class Medical Certificate for your Private Pilot's License. If you are over 40, the certificate is good for 2 years. If you are under 40, the certificate is good for 5 years.

I already have my Pilot’s License, but have not flown in years. How can you help me?

You will need to complete at least 10 hours of training, the Biennial Flight Review can be included in this timeframe.

How long is a Pilot’s License good for?

As long as you complete a Biennial Flight Review (every 2 years) and have a current Medical Certificate, your license will never expire.

Do you offer financing?

For financing information, please inquire with our office at (808) 839-6000 or email