There are many factors that go into the cost of completing your Private Pilot License. You will need to purchase learning materials, a headset, and a logbook at the minimum. Below you will find a cost breakdown based on the minimum requirements set forth by the FAA. While there are some students who are able to fly the minimums and take their check-ride, it is more common to fly between 50 and 70 hours before being ready to complete your check ride.
|40 Hours Flight Time||$130 (Cessna 172)||$5,200|
|20 Hours Instructor Time||$40 / Hour||$800|
|Books and Study Materials||$500|
|Oral exam and Check ride||$500|
Total estimated minimum cost of flight training: $7,950
Remember that this is the minimum cost estimate for flight training. You can find many equipment at a cheaper price used and a lot of study and training material has gone electronic reducing some of the costs. The cost of airplane time is calculated WET meaning with fuel. As fuel prices change the price for rental of the aircraft is subject to change as well. Please check back regularly for the most up to do prices for rental.