Pilot Fees

Mandatory Flight Hours and Fees

Lab Name Semester  Flight Hours   Flight Cost   Ground Hours   Ground Cost  Total
Intro to Aeronautics Lab Fall - FR 11.3 $1,876.90 7.0 $316.75 $2,193.65
Private Pilot Certification Lab Spr - FR 27.0 $4,269.18 14.0 $633.50 $4,902.68
Com/Instrument Lab I Fall - SO 17.7 $2,792.40 6.0 $271.50 $3,063.68
Com/Instrument Lab II Spr - SO 40.6 $5,535.75 3.5 $158.38 $5,694.13
Com/Instrument Lab III Fall - JR 26.3 $3,729.55 12.0 $543.00 $4,272.55
Com/Instrument Lab IV Spr - JR 28.2 $4,814.10 10.0 $452.50 $5,266.60
Com/Instrument Lab V Fall - SR 43.2 $8,453.35 11.0 $497.75 $8,951.10
ME Lab Spr - SR 25.3 $5,502.98 10.0 $452.50 $5,955.48
Total 219.6 73.5  $40,3000.08 
CFI Lab Post-Com/Instrument Lab V 25.5 $5,307.75 18.0 $814.50 $6,122.25
CFII Lab Post-CFI Lab 17.6 $3,166.00 12.0 $543.00 $3,709.00
MEI Lab Post-CFI Lab 5.5 $2,102.88 3.5 $158.38 $2,261.25
Total 48.6 33.5 $12,092.50
Total for all certificates & ratings  268.2 107.0 $52,392.58

Aircraft and Instructor Fees (Hourly Rates)

Aircraft / Instructor   Description    Cost Per Hour
Maule four-place trainer $123.25
PA-28R-201 four-place complex glass-cockpit trainer $145.25
PA-30 multi-engine trainer $228.00
Citabria tail-wheel and spin trainer $97.25
Redbird FMX AATD flight simulator with motion $90.50
Instructor FAA certified flight instructor $45.25
DPE-SE FAA designated pilot examiner - single engine check ride $450.00
DPE-ME FAA designated pilot examiner - multiengine check ride $600.00
DPE-Retest    FAA designated pilot examiner - retest of failed check ride    $350.00

  • Flight lab fees are in addition to tuition and university fees.
  • Flight includes aircraft rental charge, plus instructor charge on dual flights.
  • All times are based upon FAA minimum times, as specified in our Training Course Outline.
  • Students that do not complete all lab lessons, within the mandatory hours, must still complete those lessons prior to progressing to the next flight lab.
  • Ground instruction assumes an average of 0.5 hours ground given on each dual and simulated flight, plus 1.0 hour for each ground lesson.
  • A fuel surcharge may be implemented, if necessary, to compensate for market fluctuations.
  • All prices are as of July 1, 2016 and are subject to change.
  • Checkride fees are included in Private Pilot Certification lab, Com/Instrument labs IV and V, ME lab, CFI lab, and MEI lab.