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). The minimum hours to complete training in our curriculum is 35. However, an average person should conservatively anticipate receiving a Private Pilot Certificate in approximately 70 flight hours.

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 $69.50/hr + Tax) $5,230.00
Aircraft Scheduling Fee (approx. 1.5 hours scheduled per flight hour at $4.00/hr) $420.00
Instructor Fee (60 hours at $40.00/hr) $2,400.00
Ground School (includes Private Pilot Online Course and Classroom Ground School+ taxes)** $395.00
Checkride and Examiners Fee** $500.00
12 mos. TAEFC Dues ($33.00/mo) $396.00
FAA 3rd Class Medical Exam $150.00
FAA Knowledge Test** $175.00
ESTIMATED COST FOR PRIVATE CERTIFICATE BEFORE REIMBURSEMENTS $9,666.00
Cessna Tuition Assistance (includes ground school and online course, knowledge test and checkride examiner's fee)** -$1,070.00
Cessna Flight Training Bonus Program ($3000.00 for solo, $5,000.00 for private certificate) less approx. $2720.00 in taxes** -$5,280.00
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST FOR PRIVATE CERTIFICATE AFTER REIMBURSEMENTS** $3,316.00
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