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How much does airplane flight training cost?

This is highly dependent on the individual student and the pace at which you choose to complete the program. Flying more frequently improves retention, which in turn improves your ability to complete the program with fewer flight hours. Some people are able to understand and retain the material more quickly than others. These factors can all affect the total cost of the program.

The Airplane Professional Pilot Program includes the private pilot, instrument, commercial, and flight instructor courses. We also recommend students get the two additional instructor ratings to improve their knowledge and experience and enable them to build additional flight hours more quickly. Our current program pricing based on averages for our students, can be found here.

These estimates are based on average program pricing for flight instruction, ground instruction, aircraft rentals, simulator rentals, and written tests. The only item not included in this estimate is the fee you pay to the Designated Pilot Examiner when you take your check ride because those fees are paid directly to that person and not HAA.

Our admissions team will be happy to discuss costs specific to your situation. We love to see students go after their dreams of becoming pilots, so we do our best to provide financial guidance where we can.

What are my financing options?

One advantage of Hillsboro Aero Academy is that we allow you to pay as you go for your training. You can pay your balance at the completion of each lesson, instead of paying for many ahead of time. The only charge you pay in advance is for the ground school which is charged just prior to the course.

International students do have to show they are capable of paying for training before we are allowed to give you paperwork for a visa, but you don’t have to transfer any funds before you start training.

To understand financing options in detail, including third-party financing, government programs, and college degree options, be sure to visit our Financing page.