*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.*
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 $7000. The cost will obviously increase with any needed extra instruction and flight
per Flight Lesson
-HOW LONG WILL 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 lesson.
-HOW MUCH DOES EACH FLIGHT LESSON COST?
A typical flight lesson lasts about 2 hours and can average between $200 to $300.
-HOW 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
-WHAT ARE YOUR AIRCRAFT AND INSTRUCTOR RATES?
Our flight training aircraft rental rates (effective January 1st, 2020) are listed below:
Rates are subject to change at anytime based on changes to Insurance/Fuel/Maintenance
costs etc. and
might not be reflected on the website. All rates will be
reviewed in person before beginning flight training.
Cessna 150 $108-112/hour
Diamond Eclipse $117-127/hour
Cessna 172 $132-138/hour
Piper Archer II $145-152/hour
Piper Arrow IV $165-175/hour
Flight Instructor $55/hour
RedBird TD-2 Simulator $50/hour
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)