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to train for a Private, Instrument, Commercial or Flight
Instructor license ?
invite you to compare our training cost estimates to those
given by other schools. We strive to give you a realistic
estimate of what you can expect to pay for any pilot certificate
or rating. Some schools, in order to make themselves look
more attractive, quote prices based on FAA-mandated minimum
training times, and do not mention other costs not associated
with their school, such as written tests or examinerÕs
fees. Their quotes are often underestimated.
is what they do not tell you: very few people get a Private
Pilot Certificate in 40 hours. According to the FAA's
Oakland Flight Standards District Office, the national
average is just over 70 hours. Unless you have a high
degree of natural ability and are able to train daily,
you can expect to become a Private Pilot in about 55 hours.
All of our estimates are based on realistic numbers, include
all fees [even those not associated with our Club, and
lean strongly towards the conservative side to protect
you. The time length required to accomplish the different
courses depends on the student's availability and schedule.
Since we do not offer "guaranteed packages", you will
work your time schedule with your instructor, based on
your commitment to the training. Your instructor will
then be able to give you a realistic time estimate for