ESTIMATED COST FOR A PRIVATE PILOT LICENSE
AT HIXSON AVIATION FLIGHT SCHOOL 

CESSNA 152 – TWO SEAT PLANE   (Cost based on $90.00/hr)

HOURS

50

60

70

GROUND SCHOOL KIT  $150    $150    $150  
AIRCRAFT RENTAL  $4500    $5400    $6300  
BLOCK TIME PURCHASE    $4050    $4860    $5670
INSTRUCTOR  $1400    $1800    $2200  
PRE/DEBRIEF TIME  $420    $540    $660  
MEDICAL EXAM  $100    $100    $100  
WRITTEN TEST  $150    $150    $150  
CHECKRIDE WITH FAA  $500    $500    $500  
             
TOTAL  $7220  $6770  $8604  $8100  $10,060  $9430

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CESSNA 172 –  FOUR SEAT PLANE  (Cost based on $115.00/hr)

HOURS

50

60

70

GROUND SCHOOL KIT  $150    $150    $150  
AIRCRAFT RENTAL  $5750    $6900    $8050  
BLOCK TIME PURCHASE    $5175    $6210    $7245
INSTRUCTOR  $1400    $1800    $2200  
PRE/DEBRIEF TIME  $420    $540    $660  
MEDICAL EXAM  $100    $100    $100  
WRITTEN TEST  $150    $150    $150  
CHECKRIDE WITH FAA  $500    $500    $500  
             
TOTAL  $8470  $7895  $9990  $9300  $11,810 $11,005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • BASED ON CURRENT RENTAL RATES AS INDICATED ABOVE AND INSTRUCTOR RATE OF $40/HR.
  • BLOCK TIME IS BASED ON 10% SAVINGS ON AIRCRAFT RENTAL.
  • ONLY THE FIRST FOUR COST ITEMS ARE PAID TO HIXSON AVIATION.  THE OTHER ITEMS ARE ESTIMATES AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
  • MINIMUM TIME REQUIRED BY THE FAA IS 40 HOURS MADE UP OF AT LEAST 20 HOURS DUAL AND 10 HOURS SOLO AND ADDITIONAL 10 HRS EITHER DUAL OR SOLO.
  • NATIONAL AVERAGE TIME IS 74 HOURS.  THE ABOVE HOURS CAN ONLY BE OBTAINED BY FLYING 1 TO 2 TIMES A WEEK EVERY WEEK.

                           AS OF: 03/01/16