Become a pilot: prepare for the FAA examination

Do you dream of flying an airplane? Missouri Southern State University's Aviation Program is offered in affiliation with the Mizzou Aviation Company of Joplin, Missouri.

Our program is an integrated course designed to meet ground school and flight training requirements for eligibility to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) examination for a Private Pilot Certificate. Special fees above tuition are required for the course.

Basic pilot training requirements and fees

The Basic Pilot Training course requires:

  • ground school classes: 5 credit hours
  • dual and solo flight and check flight: approximately 45 hours

Credit is awarded when the FAA certificate is obtained. Special fees and a third class medical certificate are required. Special fees for this course include plane rental and examiners test fee.

Plaster School of Business

Dr. John Groesbeck
Dean, Plaster School of Business
Office: Plaster Hall Room 302A
3950 E. Newman Rd.
Joplin MO 64801-1595
Phone: 417.625.9371