Frequently Asked Questions
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Membership dues range from $55 per month to as low as $10 per month. There are several programs designed to help reduce monthly dues.
We estimate that the cost to attain a private pilot's license ranges from around $19K to $33K. We make conservative estimates (not best case) for the number of hours required to finish. Much of the variation in cost is determined by the choice of training airplane and experience of the instructor.
Depending upon how many times per week you can take lessons will determine your overall timeline. If you fly once a week, then about about 12-18 months. If you fly twice a week, around 6-8 months. If you fly three times a week, around 3-4 months.
The choice of instructor is yours. Our Member Services Team (MST) can be of assistance if you need suggestions and help.You'll spend a lot time with the instructor so it's important to pick someone who you get along with. It's also important that your schedules match, and your budget is appropriate.
The choice of plane is yours. Factors to consider are price, size of the plane, newness of the plane, number of the model available. Training rental aircraft range from about $120 per hour to around $300 per hour.
Once you have completed your Private Pilot Rating you can go on to acquire the Instrument rating. You will complete at least 40 hours of Instrument training and at least 50 hours of cross country flying prior to completing your Instrument Rating.