Airplane Flight Training Costs


Airplane Pilot Training Costs


One of the questions everyone asks is, “How much is flight school for airplane pilots?”

This is also something that is challenging to estimate because it is very dependent on the student. Flying more frequently improves learning. 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.

We estimate our program costs based on averages to complete the entire course, known as the Professional Pilot Program. The cost of our Airplane Professional Pilot Program, including Private Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot Certificate, and Certified Flight Instructor Rating is about $63,000 USD on average. To complete the additional instructor ratings, which we recommend to improve your knowledge and experience and enable you to build additional flight hours more quickly, is about $11,000 USD more.

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.

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At Hillsboro Aero Academy, we let you pay as you go for your training and don’t require a deposit from you before you start. You pay your balance at the completion of each lesson, instead of paying for them ahead of time. This makes managing your flight school costs a little easier.

If you’re an international student, you will have to prove you are capable of paying for training before we are allowed to issue your visa paperwork, but the funds do not have to be transferred before you start your pilot training.

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Please let us know if you have any questions, we’d love to help!

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