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Professional Pilot Program

Harbour Aviation's Professional Pilot Program is geared for those who are seeking a career as a pilot. Our Professional Pilot Program will prepare individuals for a career working for the airlines, flying charter operations, or the many other career opportunities available to rated pilots. Our program can be completed in a full-time capacity or part-time rates which can accelerate your training and get you into your dream job as fast as student's allow their training to progress. 

What sets us apart?

Harbour Aviation is a cut above the rest for several reasons listed below. Give us a try and see why we consistently produce high quality aviators, at a fraction of the price, and at a faster pace than other flight schools.  

  • Our focus and commitment to efficiency has proven successful with most students obtaining their Private Pilot license with less than 50 flight hours.

  • Instruction is completed with one instructor throughout the training process, which avoids taking two steps forward and one step back by repeating redundant tasks with multiple flight instructors.

  • Harbour Aviation offer great aircraft and instructor availability, which doesn't hold your training back from progressing.

  • Any student who completes their training at Harbour aviation is guaranteed an interview and chance for employment at Harbour Aviation after they complete their CFI training. We train the best, so we like to hire the best. 

  • Unlike the large schools, our students are mentored and led throughout the entire training process, which avoids being lost in the training process and promotes camaraderie.  

  • Harbour Aviation is committed to remaining competitively priced, which training with us will save students thousands of dollars when compared to larger schools. Students will experience huge savings not just due to our efficient training methods that allow students to complete their traiging faster, but also because our rental and instructor rates remaining among the most affordable in the DFW metroplex. 

Private Pilot

 Requirements (based off FAA minimums)

  • 30 hours of dual flight time $135x30 hours=$4,050

    • 30 hours of instruction with CFI $45x30hours=$1,350

  • 10 hours of solo flight time= $1,350

  • Preflight and post flight instruction $45x20hours=$900

Best case scenario total $7,650*

*This is based off the FAA minimum hour requirements. Students often require more attention and flight time due to different variables. Other expenses to factor are the cost for a medical certificate (less than $100), a headset, books, and the examiner fee for your checkride. A dedicated student could likely accomplish the entire private pilot program for somewhere around $9,000-$13,000. 

Instrument Rating

An FAA Instrument Rating gives the holder of a Private or Commercial License the additional privilege of flying IFR (Instrument Flight Rules). An instrument rated pilot can fly purely by reference to the flight instruments in situations where navigation by line of sight is not possible. This means the student can fly in the clouds as an instrument rated pilot, which gives him/her greater freedom to fly in conditions that would keep a non-instrument pilot on the ground.


- Be at least 17 years of age

- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

- Have at least 50 hours of Pilot in Command Cross Country

- 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument conditions

- Pass a knowledge test as well as the practical test

Commercial Pilot

An FAA Commercial Pilot License allows the holder to fly for compensation or hire. Once this license is obtained, one can seek employment and get paid to fly with a Commercial License. 


- Be at least 18 years of age

- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

- Obtain at least a current second-class medical certificate

- Have a minimum of 250 hours of flight time

- Pass a knowledge test as well as the practical test

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