How much will it cost to get your Private Pilots License?
That depends on how much time and effort you can dedicate to learning to fly. However, the cost of the aircraft and instructor can also make a big difference.
The FAA requires a minimum of 40 hours flight time for a private pilots license. At least 20 hours of that time must be with an instructor, the other 10 must be solo. Keep in mind the national average for getting a private pilots license is 70 hours. So we will assume it will take you 70 hrs of flight time and 50 hours of instruction (flight and ground).
Here is a list of local Flight schools and the current rates for aircraft and instructor (as of March 2013):
|School||Aircraft Rate (70hrs)||Instructor Rate (50hrs)||Total|
|AeroDynamic Aviation||C-172 $101/hr||$47/hr||$9420|
|Flying 20||C-152 $81/hr||$30/hr||$7170|
|Nice Air||C-152 $95/hr||$50/hr||$9150|
|Squadron 2||C-152 $93/hr||$50/hr (Varies)||$9010|
As you can see getting your rating with the Flying 20 can save you a substantial amount of money! Please note this is a rough estimate, prices are subject to change and your own costs may vary.