PRIVATE PILOT COST ESTIMATE
The price of instruction varies nationwide and also from flight school to flight school. Fuel, maintenance, and airplane expenses play a major role in determining airplane rental rates. Shop around to make sure you are buying what you want at a fair price. Your total cost will depend on the FBO, equipment, local cost factors, competition, etc., and the amount of training in excess of 40 hours.
The FAA requires that a student has logged at least 40 hours of flight time prior to taking the flight test. Currently the national average is running about 70 hours. Our students at Hawk Aviation, Inc. average 45 hours of flight time prior to testing and our pass rate is approximately 80% on the first attempt which is considered excellent!
Current estimate including 40 hours in aircraft, fuel, instructor, ground school, books, and supplies:
Our goal is to complete your instruction in the most efficent and economical way possible!