We tend to favor the Piper line of aircraft, which are low wing, stable, easy to fly, and they have a higher wind capacity than most high wing aircraft.
Our primary trainer is a Piper Warrior II, 160 hp, 4 seats, full dual controls, fixed gear, with a traditional panel and radios. It rents for $125 per hour, including fuel.
Our advanced trainer (arriving in March) is a Piper Archer, 180 hp, 4 seats, full dual controls, fixed gear, with GPS as well as a traditional radio. It rents for $140 per hour, including fuel.
Our Multi Engine trainer is a Piper Seminole, twin 180 hp engines, 4 seats, full dual controls, retractable gear, with an Avidyne GPS and Aspen instruments, as well as a traditional radio. It rents for $270 per hour including fuel.
We charge $30 per hour, ground or inflight instruction, for our Staff Flight Instructor.
When available, a Senior Staff Flight Instructor will cost $40 per hour for ground or inflight instruction, specializing in providing Instrument Instruction, and $45 per hour for Multi Engine instruction.
Our Chief Flight Instructor costs $45 per hour for Primary, Instrument, and Commercial Pilot training, and $50 per hour for Multi Engine training.
The Professional Pilot Program, not including the General Education courses taken from a regular college, is estimated to cost between $42,000 and $48,000. The variables in total cost depend on three things:
Do you want/need a dorm room?
How much AATD time will you use?
How many "Team flights" will you use? (Team flights are 2 students flying together and sharing expenses)
Pursuing the full Professional Pilot Program on a Casual basis may add significantly to the total cost, mostly for additional dual instruction, as well as adding time to the length of training.