Payment Plans

 

Learning to fly is like any other investment. You may buy a house in a growing market, own an IRA or 401k, have taken a job or course to prepare you for the next step in your career, or earn a pilot’s license; each of these will help you create a future that is better than yesterday. You can look at flying the exact same way. If you’re flying for pleasure, you’ll find that learning to fly enhances your communication, critical thinking, and confidence. If you will fly professionally, then this opportunity will enhance your skillset, competitiveness, and eligibility for your career. Regardless, you are investing in a better you.

Private Pilot Payment Plan

There are several options for financing your flight training. FL Aviation Center offers two monthly payment plans, and an hourly rate. 

  • Six month plan: $2250/month for 6 months includes

    • Two lessons per week, totaling 45 hours of flight time

    • 5 hours in the Redbird

    • All pre- and post-flight ground instruction as specified in our custom syllabus

    • A coupon for supplies in our pilot shop

    • Any additional hours required for your training at a steeply discounted rate of $223 per hour (dual)

  • Three month plan: $4500/month for 3 months includes

    • Four lessons per week, totaling 45 hours of flight time

    • 5 hours in the Redbird

    • All pre- and post-flight ground instruction as specified in our custom syllabus

    • A coupon for supplies in our pilot shop

    • Any additional hours required for your training at a steeply discounted rate of $223 per hour (dual)

  • Pay-as-you-go: $249/hr for dual instruction and $174/hr for solo aircraft rental

FSU/FAMU/TCC Student Private Pilot Programs

 

Designed to start and end with your school semester dates.

You can complete one license or rating per semester, while still maximizing your college student experience. Take advantage of this opportunity and be a CFI by the time you graduate!

 

The dates below reflect the 2020-2021 school semester schedule,

and our dates will be updated to match the school calendars. 

If you need flexible start/end dates, please give us a call. (850) 778-FLY1 

Fall or Spring Semester Programs (4 month duration) - $13,500 or $3,375/month

 

Includes:

Three lessons per week, totaling 45 hours of flight time

5 hours in the Redbird

All pre- and post-flight ground instruction as specified in our custom syllabus

A coupon for supplies in our pilot shop

Any additional hours required for your training at a steeply discounted rate of

$223 per hour (dual)

 

Recommended for the 12 credit student with 0-2 extracurriculars.

Summer Semester Programs (3 month duration) - $13,500 or $4,500/month

Includes:

Four lessons per week, totaling 45 hours of flight time

5 hours in the Redbird

All pre- and post-flight ground instruction as specified in our custom syllabus

A coupon for supplies in our pilot shop

Any additional hours required for your training at a steeply discounted rate of $223 per hour (dual)

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Recommended for the 3 credit summer student with 0-2 extracurriculars. 

 

Double Semester Programs (6 month duration) - $13,500 or $2,250/month

 

Includes:

Two lessons per week, totaling 45 hours of flight time

5 hours in the Redbird

All pre- and post-flight ground instruction as specified in our custom syllabus

A coupon for supplies in our pilot shop

Any additional hours required for your training at a steeply discounted rate of $223 per hour (dual)

Recommended for the 12-15 credit student with 0-2 extracurriculars.

Please consider that if you decide to take a week (Winter or Spring) break, you may need to pay for 1-2 additional lessons if any skills or knowledge needs to be refreshed. 

Instrument License

 

The Instrument Rating does not have a payment plan at this time, but we can still give you a realistic idea of the finances and time invested so you know what you are signing up for.

 

If you are ready to earn your Instrument Rating in a fast-pace environment in 1-3 months, you should plan to have the full cost available. This is best for students who want their rating as soon as possible, and may also pursue their Commercial License or more.

 

While flying multiple times per day or week is proven to increase your skills, abilities, and knowledge, you can opt to spread your training over a longer period of time to accommodate your budget or schedule. In a customized, slower-paced schedule, you can earn your Instrument with as little as $1000 per month. Keep in mind that flying only once per week has its pros (budget friendly) and cons (may need to review material several times).

Commercial License

The Commercial License does not have a payment plan at this time, but we can still give you a realistic idea of the finances and time invested so you know what you are signing up for.

 

If you are ready to earn your Commercial License in a fast-pace environment in 1-3 months, you should plan to have the full cost available. This is best for students who want their rating as soon as possible, and may also pursue their CFI or more.

 

While flying multiple times per day or week is proven to increase your skills, abilities, and knowledge, you can opt to spread your training over a longer period of time to accommodate your budget or schedule. In a customized, slower-paced schedule, you can earn your Commercial with as little as $1000 per month.

You can also obtain a personal loan for your flight training, either through your own bank, or through a bank that specializes in flight training loans. Several options include:

AOPA Finance

Pilot Finance

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There are also hundreds of thousands of dollars given away every year in flight training scholarships. AOPA, EAA, and WAI are among organizations that offer the most scholarships, but new scholarships pop up all the time – so search frequently, and apply often. 

AOPA

WIA

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