Flight Training


Flight Training
 
What is flight training like?
 
All of our training is done on a one-on-one basis.  The most normal schedule is to fly 2-3 times per week with the average session taking 3 hours.  The setup will be catered to you so if you are able to fly only certain days and times then we will work with your schedule as much as possible.  Training sessions normally consist of a 30 min pre-brief, a 1.5 hour flight, and a 30 min de-brief. 
 
 
 
 
 
What are your flight instructors like?
 
All Flight Instructors at Peak Aviation Center are extremely enthusiastic, professional, and dedicated to your success and safety as a pilot.  Each instructors has been through years of training that have prepared them to impart the joy of aviation to you.  We have taken the time to develop a safe and efficient training program, and we will cater the training to your schedule.  
 
Each of our instructors is unique and the variations allow you to find the instructor that best suits you.  Our instructors are all, however, committed to being the best in the business and we hope that shows every time you fly with us!  If you are just starting out, please stop by and we will match you with one of our qualified instructors. 
 
 
Training Costs
 
How much does it cost to get a private pilot license?
 
Please click on the link above called  Private Pilot Cost Estimate to learn more about the private pilot certificate.
 
How long does it take to get a sport or private pilot license?
 
It depends on you! Based on how often you are able to fly, the training for the sport license or the private license can take anywhere from 6 weeks up to a year or more.  With a normal schedule of 2-3 times per week the average student will be finished in as little as 2-4 months!
 
What if I want to go further?  Can I train beyond sport or private pilot at Peak Aviation Center?
 
Of course!!  We have the aircraft and instructors capable of training you from Zero Time through your ATP (Airline Transport Pilot).  We also offer mountain training, complex and high performance training and more!  Please click here to see cost breakdowns of other ratings.  If you would like to find out the total cost associated with training through a commercial or flight instructor rating please stop by to see us!

 
     

Introductory Flights


Introductory Flights
 

Discover the thrill of flying ...


Standard Intro Flight - $119.00 
Elite Intro Flight - $189.00

If you have not yet decided to become a pilot, consider an introductory flight at PAC. 
All of our intro flights give you control of the plane 95% of the flight, so you really experience what it’s like to fly!  Call today for reservations or gift certificates!!

 

Standard Intro Flight - $119.00
Settle in at the controls with a 35-minute flight.

Elite Intro Flight - $189.00
Our most popular package. A full 1-hour flight with all the elements of your 1st lesson. After the flight we expand on how you can best benefit from a pilots license based on your personal situation. Whether career based, business based or personal, we will answer any questions you have.

 

Sport and Private Pilot Training


Sport and Private Pilot Training
 

We approach learning to fly as an exciting experience.  You may fly to relieve stress, challenge your abilities, get away from the routine, or just to prove to yourself you can do it.  Or you may be interested in flying as a career.  Whatever your goals may be - our goal is always to get you to that goal. 

Peak Aviation Center is also the only flight training center to offer Sport Pilot Training at Colorado Springs Airport.  Visit EAA's Website dedicated to Sport Training to learn more.

Our instructors really enjoy teaching you to fly which makes your learning experience pleasurable. We place a strong emphasis on safety and thoroughness, giving you the training and confidence you need to be a safe pilot.

  • The very basic Sport / Private Pilot curriculum is as follows:
  • begin flying
  • medical exam (See the Doctors TAB)
  • pre-solo preparation flights
  • pre-solo written test
  • solo fight
  • cross-country training
  • night training
  • final review
  • written test
  • check ride

The cost of obtaining the sport or private pilot certificate can vary greatly from student to student.  You may be able to achieve the necessary skills and knowledge in the minimum time required or you may be a more average student.  Regardless of how quickly you obtain your rating, you can be sure that you will be well trained and well prepared for a bountiful future in flying!

See the links below for a breakdown of costs:

 
     

Sport Pilot Cost Estimate


Sport Pilot Cost Estimate
 

 

The Sport Pilot Certificate requires a minimum of 20 flight hours to obtain. Training for all of our pilot certificates is done on an individual basis. Training is one-on-one and always with a certified instructor. We cater our training to your schedule. We recommend that training be done 2-3 times/week with an average of three hours per session; however, we will work around what you are able to do. The cost of the sport certificate is variable for each student, and we can discuss those variations over the phone or in person if you like. Many costs must be considered when obtaining a sport certificate and they are listed below.

  Cost:
  •   Flight Hours - 22      
$1,890.24
  •   Approx. 50 total hours w/ Instructor 
$2,000.00
  •    Charts / Supplies 
$30.00
  •   * Headset Purchase *   
$170.77
  •   * Sport Pilot Kit *  
$150.00
  •   ** Written Test Fee **   
$150.00
  •    ** Check Ride Fee **  
$300.00

 

Total Cost:

$4,691.01
                   
    * = Optional            
    ** = Associated Cost, not charged by PAC.        
                   

These costs are based on using our FlightDesign CTLS. The costs will decrease with less flight and/or ground time and will increase with additional required flight and/or ground time. If you would like to speak with an instructor about how you can determine your own cost, please do not hesitate to call. Thank you for your interest in the Peak Aviation Center, we look forward to hearing from you.

 

Private Pilot Cost Estimate


Private Pilot Cost Estimate
 

 

The Private Pilot Certificate requires a minimum of 40 hours of flight time to obtain.  However, the national average is closer to 55 hours.  Training for all of our pilot certificates is done on an individual basis.  Training is one-on-one and always with a certified instructor.  We cater our training to your schedule.  We recommend that training be done 2-3 times per week with an average of three hours per session; however, we will work around what you are able to do.  The cost of the private certificate is variable for each student, and we can discuss those variations over the phone or in person if you like.  There are many costs that must be considered when obtaining a private certificate and they are listed below. The average cost is broken down as follows:

  Cost:
  •    Flight Hours - 57 in 172N     
$5,815.71
  •    -or- Flight Hours - 57 in CTLS
$4,897.44
  •    Approx. 115 total hours w/ Instructor  
$4,600.00
  •    Charts / Supplies    
$40.00
  •    * Headset Purchase * 
$170.77
  •    * Private Pilot Kit *
$236.23
  •    ** Written Test Fee **
$150.00
  •    ** Medical Exam ** 
$75.00
  •    ** Check Ride Fee **    
$400.00

Total Cost in the Cessna 172N
 
$11,478.70

Total Cost in the CTLS
 
$10,569.43
                   
    * = Optional            
    ** = Associated Cost, not charged by PAC.        
                   

These costs are based on 55 flight hours before your check ride.  The total cost will vary based on how much actual flight time you acquire.  If you would like to speak with an instructor about how you can determine your own cost, please do not hesitate to call.  Thank you for your interest in the Peak Aviation Center, we look forward to hearing from you.  

Instrument Rating


Instrument Flight Training
 
 


Advance your flying skills with an IFR.

Learn to fly in the clouds! As with all our training, we place a strong emphasis on emergency procedures and professionalism so you are not only prepared to pass the check ride, but are an instrument pilot who will fly confidently for years to come.

To pass the test you need 40 hours instrument time, 50 hours of PIC cross-country, a written test, and a practical test.

Click here to see a break down of costs.

 
 
     

 
     
     

Instrument Cost Estimate


Instrument Rating Cost Estimate
 
 

 

The Instrument Rating requires a minimum of 40 hours of either simulated or actual instrument time to obtain.  This estimate is based on that requirement.  In addition the instrument rating requires that you have 50 hrs of PIC cross country time.  At the minimum, a private pilot will already have at least 5 hours, so we have included the other 40 hrs as a cost estimate.  If you have more than 5 hours then you will require less in this area.  Training for all of our pilot certificates is done on an individual basis.  Training is one-on-one and always with a certified instructor.  We cater our training to your schedule.  The estimate for the instrument rating with most training done in the 172SP is as follows:

       
  COST:
  •   Flight Hours - 172SP - 40
$4,940.40
  •   Simulator Hours - 5
$200.00
  •    * PIC XC Time in 172 L/N - 40 hrs *
$4,081.20
  •   Approx. 85 total hours w/ Instructor
$3,655.00
  •   Charts / Supplies
$50.00
  •    * Instrument/Commercial Kit *
$167.95
  •   ** Written Test Fee **
$150.00
  •    ** Check Ride Fee **
$400.00
Total Cost
$13,644.55 
         
                   
             
                   
    * = Optional            
    ** = Associated Cost, not charged by PAC.        
                   

These costs are based on using our 2001 Cessna 172SP.  Some students will choose to use our 172N model aircraft for some of the training and/or already have more than 5 hrs of PIC cross country time.  If these things are true your cost will be much lower!  The total cost will always vary based on how much actual flight time you acquire and based on how much ground time is necessary to ensure that you gain the necessary knowledge.  If you would like to speak with an instructor about how you can determine your own cost, please do not hesitate to call.  Thank you for your interest in the Peak Aviation Center, we look forward to hearing from you.  

 

 

Other Certificates


Other Certificates
 
No matter how far you wish to go, we can take you there.
Commercial Certificate
 
   

FAA Doctors


FAA-Approved Aero-Medial Examiners (AMES's)
 

Dr. Jerome Limoge   (#1 Recommendation)

2020 N Academy Ste 155
(719) 659-0988
Evenings & Weekends (All Exams Avail)
$75 for exams (Cash & Check Only)
$50 extra for EKG’s if needed 

Dr. Milton Dewhirst

1255 Lake Plaza Dr Ste 100
(719) 201-4757
All Exams Available
$85 for exams (Cash & Check Only)
$80 extra for EKG’s if needed

Dr. John Beauman

4323 Integrity Center Point
719-591-2558
Class 2 & 3 Available
$95 for exams

Dr. Anthony Christoff

715 N Cascade Ave
(719) 667-5214
All Exams Available
$100 for exams
$60 extra for EKG’s if needed
 
 


Financing

Financing




We are happy to recommend Pilot Finance, Inc. for financing your aviation dreams.

Please refer to their webpage for more information, or contact us at the Office.

www.pilotfinance.com
 

 

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