Learn To Fly

The TAEFC operates as an FAA Certified Part 141 Flight School. Typical students at the TAEFC begin their ground school training using the Cessna Online Private Pilot/Sport Pilot Course training materials. The course was produced by Cessna aircraft in conjunction with King Schools. This course offers online access to the Private Pilot/Sport Pilot Course labs where students learn from full screen and full motion digital video segments, followed by a series of interactive questions that are presented in a fun-to-use style.

Students complete their flight training with a TAEFC approved, FAA Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI). An average person could anticipate receiving a Private Pilot Certificate in approximately 70 flight hours, provided they fly two to three times a week, study as suggested by the course and are prepared for each flight.

So, how much does it cost? Here's the breakdown for Private Pilot (please note that these are estimates only):

172 Rental (70 hours at $66.00/hr + Tax) $4,945.00
Aircraft Scheduling Fee (approx. 1.5 hours scheduled per flight hour at $3.00/hr) $315.00
Instructor Fee (60 hours at $35.00/hr) $2,100.00
Ground School (includes Private Pilot Online Course and Classroom Ground School+ taxes)** $395.00
Checkride and Examiners Fee** $500.00
12 mos. TAEFC Dues ($30.00/mo) $360.00
FAA 3rd Class Medical Exam $150.00
FAA Knowledge Test** $175.00
ESTIMATED COST FOR PRIVATE CERTIFICATE BEFORE REIMBURSEMENTS $8,940.00
Cessna Tuition Assistance (includes ground school and online course, knowledge test and checkride examiner's fee)** -$1,070.00
Cessna Flight Training Bonus Program ($1000.00 for solo, $2,000.00 for private certificate) less approx. $1020.00 in taxes** -$1,980.00
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST FOR PRIVATE CERTIFICATE AFTER REIMBURSEMENTS** $5,890.00
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