Private Pilot – Costs


The costs to become a private pilot will vary with person to person and the equipmentsplane used.

Here is a typical estimate for training in a Cessna 172. This is a more realistic estimate totalling upto 9300. It might be cheaper if you fly more frequently and are able to get the grasp of basic concepts quicker.

Ground Time @ 50$ /hr -> 20 hrs -> 1000
Flight Time & 120$ /hr  -> 30 hrs -> 3600
Instruction during flight-> 30 hrs -> 1500
Solo Rental                 -> 20 hrs -> 2400

Checkride                   -> 400
Books & Other Material-> 400

Optional Things (Nice HeadsetGPS) etc -> 500