*A recent article in one of
the best known aviation magazines showed the average
nationwide cost to obtain a Private Pilot Certificate as approximately $12,500. The numbers above are based on this information.*
**These numbers are from an article written a few years ago. Obvious increases in
fuel cost etc. have raised these numbers.**
Flight training aircraft rental rates are fluid and subject to change based on changes to Insurance/Fuel/Maintenance
costs etc. and may not be reflected on the website. Current rates are reviewed with each student prior to starting flight training.
If a student is able to gain the required Experience, Skill, Knowledge and Decision Making
Ablility to earn their Private Pilot Certificate in the minimum time of 40 hours, they will have spent approximately $7-8000.
The cost will obviously increase with any needed extra instruction and flight time.
Cost per Flight Lesson
-HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? After
a few lessons, your flight instructor will have a better idea of how you are progressing and can give you a rough estimate
of how long it will take for you to reach your goal.
-WHEN DO I PAY? Since no one knows exactly how many hours each person will take, you do not pay upfront but can pay at each flight
MUCH DOES EACH FLIGHT LESSON COST? A typical flight lesson lasts about 2 hours and can average between $200 to $400.
DO I PAY FOR FLIGHT TRAINING? You can pay for your training several ways. We accept all major credit cards, cash or check.
You can also finance your training through Pilot Finance, Inc. We take care of the paperwork for you and can have your loan
approved in 24 hours. A discounted rate is available by making the refundable deposit of a minimum of $1000.00 by cash or
check in your account and drawing off of your account instead of paying at the end of each lesson. Payment details will be
reviewed in person before beginning your flight training.
-WHAT ARE YOUR AIRCRAFT AND INSTRUCTOR RATES? Flight training aircraft rental rates are fluid and subject to change based on changes
to Insurance/Fuel/Maintenance costs etc. and may not be reflected on the website. Current rates are reviewed with each
student prior to starting flight training.
Spencer Aviation DOES NOT charge an initiation fee,
monthly fees or airport tax. Our insurance includes a "waiver of subrogation". Fuel is included in the rental cost
of the aircraft. All aircraft are hangared and have preheaters installed on the engines. In the winter the preheaters are
on timers so the aircraft is preheated and ready to go before each flight lesson. We have lower operating costs at the Delaware
Municipal & Union County Airport which allow us to have very competitive rates. Our main goal is to provide the best
Flight Instruction and Aircraft at reasonable rates. (Prices subject to change with fuel prices, etc)