RESOURCES

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Flight training is available in compliance with FAR Part 61 and Part 141. Deciding which type of training to pursue depends on the long-term goal of the student.  While the cost estimate may raise eyebrows, remember it's paid over a span of months, not all upfront.

Private Pilot Training Cost Estimate

​Potential Benefits

  • Instructor can tailor curriculum for each student

  • Training schedule is set by to meet the student's needs

  • Student selects instructor they want

Potential Drawbacks

  • Less structured environment

  • Minimum required hours is higher

  • Schedule is based on one instructor, where lapse in training could occur.

​Potential Benefits

  • Structured training according to a set syllabus

  • Intended for full-time student pilots intending a flying career

  • Fewer required training hours for PPL and beyond

Potential Drawbacks

  • Structure may be too rigid for students intending to fly for fun

  • Instructor is usually assigned to the student, where personality mis-match may occur

  • Difficulty to reschedule a lesson due to high instructor loads

Part 61​

40 hours flight time in C-172 @ $ 90/hour         $3,600

30 hours dual instruction @ $ 50/ hour              $1,500

Third Class Medical Certificate                          $   100

Pilot Supplies (headset, bag, charts, etc)          $   450

Check-Ride (incl. flight and exam fees)             $   500

6 months of Club Dues @ 60/month                 $   180

ESTIMATED Total Cost                                       $6,510

35 hours flight time in C-172 @ $ 135/hour       $4,725

30 hours dual instruction @ $ 50/ hour              $1,500

Third Class Medical Certificate                          $   100

Pilot Supplies (headset, bag, charts, etc)          $   450

Check-Ride (incl. flight and exam fees)             $   500

No Club Dues                                                      $       0

ESTIMATED Total Cost                                       $7,275

Part 141

Medical Certificates may be obtained using any FAA approved doctor, search HERE for an AME.

FAA BasicMed was approved in May 2017, and allows flight privileges without medical certification. Click HERE for further information.

Medical Certificates

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