Flight School Cost

  • The cost of flight school:

    PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE

    50 hours aircraft rental $7,250
    10 hours simulator/procedure trainer $490
    75 hours instructor time $6,000
    TOTAL PRELIMINARY ESTIMATE $12,250 (accelerated) - $15,000, not unusual to see $17k to $18k
    Note: Estimates do not include additional ground instruction where needed. Add approximately $1,500 for books, exam costs and misc.
    Prerequisites:
    Completion Certificate from our ground school or home study program of your choice
    3rd Class Medical or Better, min. age 17 to take the final test


    REQUIRED FLIGHT TIME TO GET READY FOR THE INSTRUMENT RATING:
    50 hours aircraft rental approx. $7,250


    INSTRUMENT RATING

    30 hours of aircraft rental $4,350
    10 hours of FAA approved BATD simulator $690
    10 hours of procedure trainer time $490
    60 hours of flight instructor time $4,800
    TOTAL PRELIMINARY ESTIMATE $10,330 - $12,000
    Note: Estimates do not include ground instruction. Add approximately $1,500 for books, exam costs and misc.
    Prerequisites:
    Private Pilot Certificate
    50 Hours PIC Cross-Country
    20 Hours of Actual or Simulated Instrument Time Logged
    3rd Class Medical or Better
    Completion Certificate from our Instrument Rating ground school or home study program of your choice

    REQUIRED FLIGHT TIME TO GET READY FOR THE COMMERCIAL PILOT CERTIFICATE:

    Flight time to reach 250 hours total time
    Example 100 hours needed to reach qualification level, aircraft rental cost $14,500
    NOTE: 10 of these hours are required to be in a TAA aircraft (technically advanced aircraft)

    INITIAL COMMERCIAL CERTIFICATE:

    10 hours of aircraft rental $1,450
    5 hours procedure trainer $245
    15 hours of flight instructor time $1200
    TOTAL PRELIMINARY ESTIMATE $2,895 - $3,500
    Note: Estimates do not include ground instruction. Add approximately $1,500 for books, exam costs and misc.
    Prerequisites:
    Private Pilot Certificate
    Instrument Rating
    240 Hours Total Flight Time (to reach 250 during the program)
    100 Hours PIC Flight Time, which includes at least:
    (50 hours in airplanes, 50 hours in cross-country flight of which 10 hours must be in airplanes)
    3rd Class FAA Medical or better

    Van Nuys Flight School Accelerated Pilot Training

    Information about flight training:

  • Basic Medical Exam (not required to get started):

    You will want to get this very basic medical exam out of the way after a few hours of training. Technically this is not needed until you actually solo (fly by yourself) but it's best to get this done early in your training.

  • Knowledge Test (required before the navigation stage):

    We require that you start and mostly complete the knowledge test before the actual cross country (navigation) training. This will help avoid additional cost in ground instruction to advance the training.

  • Final Flight Test :

    The FAA final practical test consist of a oral exam and a flight. Since you will already have demonstrated competency to your instructor previously this is not considered a very difficult test for our students. Most all of our students pass this on their first attempt.

  • TSA authorization (for non-USA citizens):

    In case you are not a US citizen, the US government agency TSA requires additional processing. This has to be accomplished before the training can start.

    Van Nuys Flight School Accelerated Training

  • Approximate Duration:

    Accelerated Private Pilot and Finish Up as a 14 day schedule

    Private Pilot 3 weeks to 6 weeks

    Private Pilot part time training can be 6 months or more, your choice and your own schedule

    Accelerated Instrument Rating 10 days to 3 weeks

    Accelerated Commercial pilot certificate 1 week to 10 days

    From zero to Commercial Pilot approx. 6 - 7 months

  • Starting flight training:

    You can start your training with us anytime but we need advance notice to arrange your full time schedule.

    Accelerated flight training courses compress all lessons into a few weeks rather than months, keep in mind that your required preparation for the course is considerable.
    A part time training schedule is much more relaxed and you can choose your own schedule.

    Flight training Details

    Some of the things you (the student) will have to accomplish:

    - Pass your FAA Knowledge Test before a certain phase of the training. Not required to start part time training.

    - Complete your IACRA student pilot certificate application.

    - Get a freee account on www.faasafety.gov and look at the free online courses.

    - Get your FAA medical certificate.

    - Complete our homework assignments including aircraft manual quizzes and flight plan assignments.

    - Study our maneuver guide and review the FAA ACS Airmen Testing Standards.

    - Review our checklists and procedure guides.

    - Don't show up unprepared to any of the flight training sessions.

    - Don't make your schedule unrealistically short. Budget additional time for weather and other issues that might come up.

  • Training times:

    Any day and any time during daylight hours, weekdays, weekends, holidays are all ok. Some night training is also required..

  • Accelerated Flight School

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