Flight training will enrich your life in countless ways. You’ll learn to balance technical training with the freedom of flying toward an endless horizon. You’ll adopt new ways of speaking, navigating, and calculating your position. What initially feels like a complex process will slowly become second nature, and you will always have a great story to tell.
Knowing your goal for learning to fly will help guide you along the path to the right certificate and all the rewards that flying has to offer.
WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
|WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO?||CERTIFICATE OR RATING||HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?||HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?*|
|Day flights in light-sport aircraft||Sport||~$3,000||3 Months|
|Fly personal or business, travel in clear weather||Private||~$7,000||4 Months|
|Fly personal or business, travel in clear or cloudy weather||Instrument||Private certificate + ~$3,000||6 Months|
|Fly higher and faster in airplanes with two engines||Multi-Engine||Private certificate + ~$3,000||3 Months|
|Get paid to fly||Commercial||~$20,000||8 Months|
|Teach people to fly||Flight Instructor||Commercial certificate + ~$2,000||12 Months|
|Be an airline captain||Airline Transport Pilot||Could be as low as $0, if training is paid by the airline||6 Months to 4 years**|
*Flying 2-3 times a week
**Some airlines provide career-track flight training
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