Cost of Flight Training
Although the answer will be different for each individual, I will provide the rates of York Flight Training as a point of reference. Keep in mind that YFT rents ONLY Cessna 172’s, and they only rent “wet”. This is a term that refers to an aircraft being rented with the cost of fuel already factored into the hourly rate.
These prices are valid as of 2/1/10
One hour of aircraft rental is: $125.17
This price is broken into three categories:
Aircraft Rental: $80.00
The cost for 1 hour of flight instruction is an additional: $49.00
So the total cost for 1 hour of flight instruction is: $174.17
The minimum allowable time to receive a Private Pilots License is 40 hours. The average time for someone to receive their certificate, however, is 60 hours. This time will be dependent on many variables including: student, instructor, available time, time spent studying, and much more. With this said, the total cost of receiving a Pilots license is between $8000 and $12000. The following page servers as a terrific guide on the how’s and whys of flight training. Or for information on York Flight Training, including how to save 10% follow this link.