Cost of Flight Training
One of the most important aspect of becoming a pilot is the cost of flight training. While cost is extremely important, ensuring you receive the best training for your money is primordial.
The table below shows an estimate of the total cost of flight training as of July 2016. Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
|Flight Training Cost*||Additional Services Cost**||Total Flight Hours|
|Private Pilot License||$12K to $14K||$1.5K||45 to 50 in Cessna 172|
|Instrument Rating||$9K to $11K||$1.5K||25 to 30 in Cessna 172|
|Commercial Pilot (SEL***)||$23K to $25K||$1.5K||70 to 75 in Cessna 172
35-40 in Cessna 182RG
|Multiengine Add-on Rating||$8K to $10K||$800||15 to 20 in Cessna 310|
|Certified Flight Instructor||$9K to $11K||$1,200||30 to 35 in Cessna 182RG|
|Certified Flight Instructor Instrument||$4.5K to $5.5K||$700||15 to 20 in Cessna 172|
What is the best value for the number of hours?
We don't give quotes based on course minimums. Not every pilot will complete their course at the same time, so our prices are always based on an average. The last thing we want is for a student to walk away with unexpected overfly bills they can't afford. We give you a number that helps you come up with a better estimate. Don’t forget to ask how much it will cost for each extra hours. If the school tells you that all students finish within the course minimum times, run.
How long will it take me to complete my license?
Beware of schools promising a license in a few weeks. Although accelerated training is possible, this has been North-Aire’s specialty for over 40 years, remember that housing and food cost extra if you have to extend your training.
Ask the flight school if they include weather cancellations in the projected completion time? How about maintenance cancellations? Our experience has allowed us to design curriculum that make sense and that are realistic.
How many times a week can I fly?
The equation is simple: The more often you fly, the more you will retain, the faster your training will be, the less you will repeat lessons, the cheaper the training.
We recommend flying at least 2 or 3 times per week to ensure continuity in training and to increase your chances of success. If the school tells you that you can only fly once a week, you might want to look elsewhere. We hear horror story often of students who only get to fly once or twice a month! This is not an efficient way of doing training…
Our students fly at least twice or three times per week. Some fly every day.
We create custom courses based on your availability and expectations.