PRICING

Flight School Costs

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.

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Breakdown

Private pilot cost

Minimum 40 hours aircraft rental
@$155/hour
$6,200
Average 60 hours aircraft rental
@$155/hour
$9,300
Minimum 20 hours dual flight instruction
@$40/hour
$800
Average 50 hours dual flight instruction
@$40/hour
$2,000
Average 20 hours ground instruction
@$40/hour
$800
Average Annual Aircraft Rental Insurance
w/ $100,000 Hull Coverage
$1000
Average home study curriculum, online testing
programs, ground school books, supplies
$650
FAA Practical Check Ride
$600
Headset (Range $150- $1200)
$350
FAA Written
$150
FAA Medical Certificate
$150
Minimum Total
$10,700
National Average Total
$15,000

DISCLAIMER: This is a good faith ESTIMATE. Every student learns differently, consistency may vary, weather and availability may vary, and therefore, quoted flight rental times, flight instruction times & ground instruction times may vary. Thus, the above range is only an estimate and may vary further from above listed ranges. Quoted rental and instruction prices are current as of June 2022 and are based on an average between aircraft rental charges as follows: N20464- $150/ hour wet and N12867- $160/hour wet. Blue Skies Flight Training LLC reserves the right to adjust rental and/or instruction prices as fuel prices change, aircraft upgrades are accomplished, and/or operating expenses change.

Breakdown

Instrument pilot cost

A prerequisite to applying for the Instrument Airplane Checkride is obtaining 50 hours of cross-country Pilot in Command time.  During the private pilot license, a pilot generally receives 5-10 hours of cross-country PIC. If you require the remaining 40 hours of cross country PIC time, then add $6200 (average rental price of $155/hour x 40 hours = $6200) to the estimates at the bottom of this breakdown.

Minimum 40 hours stimulated instrument rental time
@$155/hour
$6,200
Average 60 hours stimulated instrument rental time
@$155/hour
$9,300
Minimum 15 hours flight instruction time
@$40/hour
$600
Average 60 hours dual instruction time
@$40/hour
$2,400
Average 20 hours of ground instruction time
@$40/hour
$800
Average Annual Aircraft Rental Insurance
w/ $100,000 Hull Coverage
$1000
Average home study curriculum, online testing
programs, or ground school w/supplies
$650
FAA Practical Checkride
$600
FAA Written Test
$150
40 hours PIC cross country flight, if needed
($155/hour x 40 hours)
$6,200
Minimum Total (w/o cross country flight)
$9,850
Average Total (w/o cross country flight)
$14,900
Average Total (WITH 40 hours cross country PIC)
$21,100

DISCLAIMER: This is a good faith ESTIMATE. Every student learns differently, consistency may vary, weather and availability may vary, and therefore, quoted flight rental times, flight instruction times & ground instruction times may vary. Thus, the above range is only an estimate and may vary further from above listed ranges. Quoted rental and instruction prices are current as of June 2022 and are based on an average between aircraft rental charges as follows: N20464- $150/ hour wet and N12867- $160/hour wet. Blue Skies Flight Training LLC reserves the right to adjust rental and/or instruction prices as fuel prices change, aircraft upgrades are accomplished, and/or operating expenses change.