ESTIMATED TRAINING COST

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  $4,500  $5400  $6300
BLOCK TIME PURCHASE  $4050  $4860  $5670
INSTRUCTOR  $1800  $2250  $2700
PRE/DEBRIEF TIME  $540  $675  $810
MEDICAL EXAM  $100  $100  $100
WRITTEN TEST  $165  $165  $165
CHECKRIDE WITH FAA  $300  $300  $300
TOTAL  $7555  $7105  $9040  $8500  $10525  $9895

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  $1800  $2,250  $2,700
PRE/DEBRIEF TIME  $540  $675  $810
MEDICAL EXAM  $100  $100  $100
WRITTEN TEST  $165  $165  $165
CHECKRIDE WITH FAA  $300  $300  $300
TOTAL  $8805  $8230  $100540  $9850  $12275 $11470

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • BASED ON CURRENT RENTAL RATES AS INDICATED ABOVE AND INSTRUCTOR RATE OF $45/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: April 18, 2018