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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:


Flight Hours - 65 in 172SP


Approx. 55 total hours w/ Instructor


Charts + Supplies


* Headset Purchase * 


* Private Pilot Training Kit *


** Written Test Fee **


** Medical Exam **


** Check Ride Fee **



Total Cost Estimate:                             $17,534.00

* = Optional

** = Associated Cost, not charged by PAC

These costs are based on 55 flight hours before you 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 contact us. Thank you for your interest in Peak Aviation Center, we look forward to hearing from you.

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