PROFESSIONAL PILOT


This progression breakdown is designed to provide students with an estimated cost to complete their certificates and ratings of Private, Instrument, and Commercial at the students own pace. We have also added a breakdown of Multi-training, CFI, and CFII. While working on these certificates and ratings, students will have the opportunity to fly several aircraft to broaden their knowledge using different equipment. Below are the estimated hours of ground instruction and flight hours to complete the progression plan. The hours listed in the breakdown are based on the FAA's minimum requirements. Most students need additional hours to complete each rating. We offer pay as you go or financing with Flight Training Finance and Meritize. The total estimated cost from Private to CFII is $66,800.00. Rates listed are cash paying rates.

PRIVATE, INSTRUMENT & COMMERCIAL

80 hrs of Dual Flight & Ground Instruction at $60.00 per hr for instructor$4,800.00
80 hrs of Flight Time in the Cessna 172 G1000 at $175.00 per hr$14,000.00
20 hrs of Flight Time in the RedBird Flight Simulator at $70.00 per hr$1,400.00
Training books and Ground School Sporty's Software$1,200.00
2 Years of Renter's Insurance estimate:$600.00
FAA Examiner Fee for (3) Checkrides$2,400.00
FAA Aeronautical knowledge written exam (3)$525.00
150 flight hours of time building (3)See table below
Estimated total cost with Solo time building in a Cessna 150 at $115.00/hr $37,375.00
Estimated total cost with Solo time building in a Cessna 172 G1000 at $175.00/hr$51,175.00
Estimated total cost with Solo time building in a Cessna 172 NAV1 at $170.00/hr$50,025.00
Estimated total cost with Split time building in a Cessna 172 NAV1 at $170.00/hr$37,275.00

MULTI COMMERCIAL

12 Flight hours in a Beechcraft Baron B55 at $375.00/hr $4,500.00
20 hrs of Dual Flight and Ground Instruction at $60/hr for instructor$1,200.00
FAA Examiner Fee for Checkride$800.00
Estimated total cost $6,500.00

CFI

15 Flight hours @​​ $170.00/hr$2,550.00
20 hrs of Dual Flight and Ground Instruction at $60/hr for instructor $1,200.00
FAA Aeronautical knowledge written exam (2)$350.00
FAA Examiner Fee for Checkride estimate $1,200.00
Estimated total cost $5,300.00

CFII

5 Flight hours @​​ $170.00/hr$850.00
20 hrs of Dual Flight and Ground Instruction at $60/hr for instructor $1,200.00
10 hrs of Redbird Flight Simulator $700.00
FAA Aeronautical knowledge written exam$175.00
FAA Examiner Fee for Checkride estimate$800.00
Estimated total cost $3,725.00