LEARN TO FLY

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.

Requirements

- 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. 

Requirements

- 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