Estimated Training Cost

We feel that it's misleading to advertising costs for FAA minimum requirements as these are very rarely obtained. Instead, we base our cost estimates on the average pilot training length and disclose that these also may vary from person to person depending on many factors.

Private Pilot Certificate Estimate

Flight – Piper Archer w/ Instructor – 35-45 Hours - $6,930-8,910
Solo Flight – Piper Archer – 10-15 Hours - $1,430-2,145
One-on-One Ground Instruction – 20 Hours - $1,100
Total Course Time: 2-4 months
Total Course Tuition: $9,460-12,155

Instrument Rating Estimate (assumes XC PIC mins complete)

Flight – Piper Archer w/ Instructor – 30-35 Hours - $5,940-$6,930
One-on-One Ground Instruction – 30 Hours - $1,650.00

Total Course Time: 1-2 months

Total Course Tuition: $7,590-8,580


Commercial Pilot Estimate (assumes 250 total time will be met)

Flight – Piper Archer w/ Instructor – 25-30 Hours - $4,950-$5,940
One-on-One Ground Instruction – 15-20 Hours - $825-1,100

Complex/TAA requirement (C172S w/G1000) - 10 hours - $2,330

Total Course Time: 3-6 weeks

Total Course Tuition: $8,105-9,370

Multi-Commercial Add-On Estimate 

Flight – Grumman Cougar w/ Instructor – 10-15 Hours - $3,300-4,950
One-on-One Ground Instruction – 10 Hours - $650

Total Course Time: 1-2 weeks

Total Course Tuition: $3,950-5,600

*Each Certificate/Rating is subject to these external costs as well:

   Books/Materials: $200

   FAA knowledge Test: $165.00

   Check ride: $800.00