Giving Wings to your Dreams since 1955
Giving Wings to your Dreams since 1955

Basic Guidance and Price Estimates


The average flight training time to achieve a Private Pilot Certificate is 50-57 hours with approximately 20 hours of solo flight time.


In addition to the flight time you will have approximately 20 hours of ground instruction and additional personal study time.

Item (all prices estimated, but typical) Cost
Avaition Medical Exam (3rd Class) $160
53 Hours of Aircraft Rental @ $140/hour $7,420
25 hours of Instructor Time @ $55/hour $1,375
20 hours Ground School $500
Study Guides and Materials $200
FAA Written Exam $165
FAA Designated Pilot Examiner's Fee



Total (estimated) cost of Private Pilot Certificate (as of July 2019)





Please understand, the above estimate is not a fixed cost. The total cost depends upon your determination to learn and demonstrate the safe skills of a proficient pilot.


Your logbook will only be signed when consistent piloting technique, knowledge of aircraft systems and a good working knowledge and adherence to aviation rules are demonstrated.

Main Office Address

Curtis Eads Flight School
1200 Gene Bolton Dr.

Hangar #6

Suffolk Executive Airport (KSFQ)

Suffolk, VA 23434

Phone: (757) 465-1692



Business Hours

24 Hours.

Our office number is a cell and we respond to text messaging as well.


Please leave a message if necessary.


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