What does it cost to learn to fly?
This important question is affected by these things:
Whether you are training at a flight school or being trained by an independent flight instructor.
The quality of the training curriculum.
The experience of the flight instructors.
The price of the airplane, simulator, flight instructors and other school resources.
Aileron Aviation offers packages based on minimum flight time requirements. A big benefit to packages is locking in the aircraft hourly cost, which fluctuates with the price of fuel and insurance:
(1) Assumes student will do self-study ground training. Does not include examination fees.
(2) Assumes student has completed Aileron Aviation Private Pilot Certificate course.
Cost Breakdown for Private Pilot Certificate
The cost for obtaining a private pilot certificate is mostly based on number of training hours. The FAA requires a minimum level of experience and requires specific training activities. However, most students take longer than the minimums. The following table outlines an estimated cost to earn a private pilot certificate at the FAA minimum level of experience and the typical level of experience.