Airplane Training Costs

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

Private Pilot Certificate

Total
Text & Materials $515.00 USD
20 Hours Dual (C152) $3,880.00 USD
15 Hours Solo (C152) $1,830.00 USD
Group Ground School $600.00 USD
10 Hours Pre & Post Flight $720.00 USD
Computerized FAA Written Exam $165.00 USD
1 Hour Airplane Rental for Practical Test $122.00 USD
TOTAL COST $7,832.00 USD

 

Instrument Rating 

Total
Text & Materials $488.60 USD
25 Hours Dual (C172P) $5,725.00 USD
14 Hours Dual (Simulator) $2,548.00 USD
Group Ground School $600.00 USD
10 Hours Pre & Post Flight $720.00 USD
Computerized FAA Written Exam $165.00 USD
 1.3 Hours Airplane Rental for Practical Test $204.10 USD
TOTAL COST $10,450.70 USD

 

Commercial Certificate (Single and Multi-Engine)

Total
Text & Materials $175.70 USD
30 Hours Dual (C152) $5,820.00 USD
65 Hours Solo (C152) $7,930.00 USD
10 Hours Dual (Arrow) $2,660.00 USD
15 Hours Dual (Seminole) $5,880.00 USD
Group Ground School $600.00 USD
15 Hours Pre & Post Flight $1,080.00 USD
Computerized FAA Written Exam $165.00 USD
 1 Hour Airplane Rental for Practical Test $194.00 USD
1.5 Hours Airplane Rental for ME Practical Test $480.00 USD
TOTAL COST $24,984.70 USD

 

Certified Flight Instructor Rating 

Total
Text & Materials $129.75 USD
20 Hours Dual (C152) $3,880.00 USD
5 Hours Dual (Arrow) $1,330.00 USD
Group Ground School $1,125.00 USD
10 Hours Pre & Post Flight $720.00 USD
Computerized FAA Written Exams $330.00 USD
1 Hour Airplane Rental for Practical Test $194.00 USD
TOTAL COST $7,708.75 USD

 

Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Rating

Total
Text & Materials $9.90 USD
15 Hours Dual (C172) $3,435.00 USD
Group Ground School $675.00 USD
10 Hours Pre & Post Flight $720.00 USD
Computerized FAA Written Exam $165.00 USD
1 Hour Airplane Rental for Practical Test $157.00 USD
TOTAL COST $5,161.90 USD

 

Multi-Engine Instructor Rating

Total
Text & Materials $4.95 USD
25 Hours Dual (Seminole) $9,800.00 USD
Group Ground School $450.00 USD
10 Hours Pre & Post Flight $720.00 USD
1 Hour Airplane Rental for Practical Test $320.00 USD
TOTAL COST $11,294.95 USD

 

Program Total Cost

Grand Total of All Courses $67,433.00 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 2, 2018 and are subject to change.
  • – During times of high fuel costs a fuel surcharge will apply.

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