Whether you want to fly for fun, or if you have aspirations to fly for a major airline, the first step is to earn your Private Pilot certificate. The next logical step is to continue building flight time and experience while earning your Instrument Rating. If you want to get paid to fly, you’ll need additional flight time and experience to qualify for a Commercial Pilot certificate.

Once you earn a pilot certificate and/or advanced rating, you will need to complete some recurrent training to maintain your flying privileges. For all pilots, this includes a Flight Review every 24 calendar months. For Instrument rated pilots, this may include an Instrument Proficiency Check every 6-12 calendar months. If you wish to fly a tailwheel aircraft, you will need to earn a Tailwheel Endorsement. We offer this training in our CubCrafters Sport Cub.

Estimates include flight and ground instruction costs only, and are based on FAA minimum training requirements. Estimates do not include third-party FAA exam fees or training materials. See our Costs and Financing page for more information.

Estimated Cost of Training Program: $10,000 – $15,000

Includes Private Pilot — Minimum 40 total flight hours

Estimated Duration of Training Program: 6-12 Months

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Estimated Cost of Training Program: $20,000 – $30,000

Includes Private and Instrument — Approximately 100 total flight hours

Estimated Duration of Training Program: 12-24 Months

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Estimated Cost of Training Program: $35,000 – $40,000

Includes Private, Instrument and Commercial — 250 total flight hours

Estimated Duration of Training Program: 18-24 Months

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