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)||$175|
|53 Hours of Aircraft Rental @ $155/hour||$8,215|
|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 Feb 2020)
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.
Curtis Eads Flight School
1200 Gene Bolton Dr.
Suffolk Executive Airport (KSFQ)
Suffolk, VA 23434
Phone: (757) 465-1692
Our office number is a cell. We respond to text messaging as well during reasonable hours
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