Airplane Training Costs

Costs for each certificate or rating based on the FAA minimums.
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Private Pilot Certificate

Total
Student Registration Fee $100.00 USD
Text & Materials $415.00 USD
20 Hours Dual (C152) $3,540.00 USD
15 Hours Solo (C152) $1,725.00 USD
15 Hours Ground (CPC Program) $930.00 USD
10 Hours Pre & Post Flight $620.00 USD
Computerized FAA Written Exam $165.00 USD
1 Hour Airplane Rental for Practical Test $115.00 USD
TOTAL COST $7,610.00 USD

 

Instrument Rating 

Total
Text & Materials $488.60 USD
25 Hours Dual (C172P) $5,275.00 USD
14 Hours Dual (Simulator) $2,324.00 USD
15 Hours Ground $930.00 USD
10 Hours Pre & Post Flight $620.00 USD
Computerized FAA Written Exam $165.00 USD
 1.3 Hours Airplane Rental for Practical Test $193.70 USD
TOTAL COST $9,996.30 USD

 

Commercial Certificate (Single and Multi-Engine)

Total
Text & Materials $175.70 USD
30 Hours Dual (C152) $5,310.00 USD
65 Hours Solo (C152) $7,475.00 USD
10 Hours Dual (Arrow) $2,470.00 USD
15 Hours Dual (Seminole) $5,460.00 USD
15 Hours Ground $930.00 USD
15 Hours Pre & Post Flight $930.00 USD
Computerized FAA Written Exam $165.00 USD
 1 Hour Airplane Rental for Practical Test $185.00 USD
1.5 Hours Airplane Rental for ME Practical Test $453.00 USD
TOTAL COST $23,553.70 USD

 

Certified Flight Instructor Rating 

Total
Text & Materials $129.75 USD
20 Hours Dual (C152) $3,660.00 USD
5 Hours Dual (Arrow) $1,265.00 USD
25 Hours Ground $1,700.00 USD
10 Hours Pre & Post Flight $680.00 USD
Computerized FAA Written Exams $330.00 USD
1 Hour Airplane Rental for Practical Test $185.00 USD
TOTAL COST $7,949.75 USD

 

Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Rating

Total
Text & Materials $9.90 USD
15 Hours Dual (C172) $3,255.00 USD
15 Hours Ground $1,020.00 USD
10 Hours Pre & Post Flight $680.00 USD
Computerized FAA Written Exam $165.00 USD
1 Hour Airplane Rental for Practical Test $149.00 USD
TOTAL COST $5,278.90 USD

 

Multi-Engine Instructor Rating

Total
Text & Materials $4.95 USD
25 Hours Dual (Seminole) $9,250.00 USD
10 Hours Ground $680.00 USD
10 Hours Pre & Post Flight $680.00 USD
1 Hour Airplane Rental for Practical Test $302.00 USD
TOTAL COST $10,916.95 USD

 

Program Total Cost

Grand Total of All Courses $65,305.60 USD
Hours:

  • Dual – 165
  • Solo – 80
  • Check Ride – 7.8
  • Total Flight – 252.8
  • Total Simulator – 14
Notes:

  • – Hours shown reflect FAA minimums. Actual costs may be higher.
  • – Examiner fees not included (estimate $250-$500 per check ride).
  • – Prices are effective April 1, 2017 and are subject to change.
  • – During times of high fuel costs a fuel surcharge will apply.

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Rates and Fees

Breakdown of aircraft rental costs, instructor costs, housing and other expenses related to training.

Hourly Rates
AIRPLANES
Cessna 152 $115.00 USD
Cessna 172 P $149.00 USD
Cessna 172 SP $149.00 USD
Piper Arrow $185.00 USD
Piper Seminole $302.00 USD
FLIGHT SIMULATORS
FRASCA TruFlite – Airplane (Solo) $104.00 USD
FRASCA 142 – Airplane (Solo) $104.00 USD
Redbird FMX – Airplane (Solo) $104.00 USD
Touch Trainer Simulator $5.00 USD
INSTRUCTION
Flight Instruction $62.00 USD
Ground & Pre & Post Flight $62.00 USD
Advanced Instruction $68.00 USD
Progress Checks (Flight & Ground) $68.00 USD
Initial CFI (Flight & Ground) $68.00 USD
Group Ground $35.00 USD
Advanced Group Ground $40.00 USD
OTHER FEES
Headset Rental $5.00 USD
Renter Registration $10.00 USD
Student Registration $100.00 USD
International Student Registration $200.00 USD
School Housing Weekly (Regular Room) $180.00 USD
School Housing Weekly (Master Room) $200.00 USD
School Housing Daily Rate (For Stays Less Than 21 Days) $43.00 USD
School Housing Move-In Fee $50.00 USD
FAA COMPUTERIZED TESTS

We are a PSI Testing Center and offer FAA written exams at $165.00 USD each. Contact our Testing Center at 1.503.726.3000 for more information.

Notes:

  • – No sales tax in Oregon!
  • – Prices are effective April 1, 2017 and are subject to change.
  • – Aircraft rental rates include fuel. During times of high fuel costs a fuel surcharge will apply.
  • – Student housing costs will go up after 90 days of occupancy. Stays of less than 21 days will be charged at $43.00 USD per day.

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