The following are the minimum number of flight hours you are required to have in order to take your Private Pilot Gyroplane check ride per FAR 61.109(d).
- 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 and the training must include at least—
- (1) 3 hours of cross-country flight training in a gyroplane
- (2) Except as provided in §61.110 of this part, 3 hours of night flight training in a gyroplane that includes—
- (i) One night cross-country flight of over 50 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 night at an airport.
- (3) 3 hours of flight training with an authorized instructor in a gyroplane in preparation for the practical test, which must have been performed within the preceding 2 calendar months from the month of the test; and
- (4) 10 hours of solo flight time in a gyroplane, consisting of at least
- (i) 3 hours of cross-country time
- (ii) One solo cross country flight of 100 nautical miles total distance, with landings at three points, and one segment of the flight being a straight-line distance of more than 25 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.
Additionally, you will need to have received ground training from an authorized instructor covering a number of areas spelled out in FAR 61.105 and 61.107(b)(4)and have it logged to prove you have received such training.