What Does it Take to Earn Your Next Rating?

Flight times vary between students, which vary costs. We do our best to give you an accurate idea of your flight training expenditures.

At NV Flight, we aren’t about teaching you the bare minimum. Our focus is teaching safety and proficiency through experiences. Therefore, students and pilots should expect to be experienced above FAA minimums when sent to their checkride.

All of our quotes are estimates based off of rough calculations. The needs of every student are different. That is why the ~ symbol is placed in front of estimates, to represent estimated costs.

Private Pilot

Flight Hours Cost Estimate: ~ $16,724 to $18,224

Estimated Flight Time: 60 Hours

Costs assume flight in the Cherokee 180 or Piper Sport.

Flight Hours Dual: ~ $10,800 to $11,925 (45 hours)

Flight Time Solo: ~ $2,325 to $2,700 (15 Hours)

Ground Time – ~ $2,550 (30 Hours)

Online Ground $299 – https://groundschool.com

Checkride – Approximately $600 *Will vary with DPE selection*

FAA Written Test – $150

Instrument Pilot

Total Cost Estimate: $15,149 to $16,549

Estimated Flight Time : 60 Hours

Flight Simulator – 20 hrs block time w/CFI – $3,500

Cessna 182 or Cherokee 180 40 hrs Dual – $12,000 (C182) or $10,600 (PA28 180)

CFI Ground Training (40 hrs) – $3,400

Ground School $299 – https://www.sportys.com/sporty-s-instrument-rating-course-online-app-and-tv.html

Checkride – Approximately $600 *Will vary with DPE selection*

FAA Written Test $150

Commercial Pilot

Total Cost Estimate: ~ $10,640

Estimated Flight Time: 35 hours

*Applicant must have at least 215 total flight hours and 10 hours complex or TAA to qualify for this quote*

Flight Time Dual Piper Sport or PA28: $8,400 (sport) to $9,275 (PA28 180)

Ground Time: $850 (10 Hours)

Ground School $299: https://www.sportys.com/commercial-pilot-prep-course.html

Check Ride: ~ $600 *Varies with DPE selection*

FAA Written Test – $150

Flight Instructor Rating:

Total Cost: ~ $10,200

Flight Time Estimate: 30 Hours

Dual Flight PA28: $5,200

Solo Flight PA28: $1,800

Ground Training 20 hours: $1,600

Check Ride: $1000 *Varies with DPE selection*

FAA Written Tests x 2 – $300

Online Ground School – $300