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: ~ $16,200

Estimated Flight Time: 60 Hours

Costs assume flight in the Cherokee or Cessna 172.

Flight Hours Dual: ~ $11,070 (45 hours)

Flight Time Solo: ~ $2,520 (15 Hours)

Ground Time – ~ $1,560 (20 Hours)

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

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

FAA Written Test – $150

Instrument Pilot

Total Cost Estimate: $13,250 to $14,050

Estimated Flight Time : 60 Hours

Flight Simulator – 20 hrs block time w/CFI – $2,800

Flight Time Arrow III or C182 – 40 hrs – $7,520 (Arrow III) or $8,320 (C182)

CFI Flight Training (30 hrs) – $2,340

CFI Ground Training (30 hrs) – $2,340

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 to qualify for this quote*

Flight Time Dual C172 or PA28: $6,150

Flight Time Dual Complex: $2,660

Ground Time: $780 (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: ~ $9,760

Flight Time Estimate: 30 Hours

Dual Flight PA28 or C172: $4,920

Solo Flight PA28 or C172: $1,680

Ground Training 20 hours: $1,560

Check Ride: $1000 *Varies with DPE selection*

FAA Written Tests x 2 – $300

Online Ground School – $300