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Old 03-08-2007, 03:40 AM   #4  
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Originally Posted by KennyG1700 View Post
I have seen Slice mention Prairie Air Service on a couple different threads so I decided to look into it... For a flight school, they have very low prices. (22K for same package ATP offers @ 45K) Just wondering if anyone has had any expirence with them?

Here is a overview of their Commercail Pilot Courses:

Ab initio Single Engine Commercial Pilot Course $ 16,000.00

4 5 months: 35 hours Cessna 150 dual, 165 hours Cessna 150 solo and / or pilot in command, 16 hours ATC-610 flight training device dual, 35 hours Piper Arrow dual, 3 hours Piper Arrow flight tests, 24 hour ground instruction and briefings.

Ab initio Single and Multi Engine Commercial Pilot Course, #1 $ 18,000.00

4 5 months, includes 37 hours multi engine flight time: 40 hours Cessna 150 dual, 155 hours Cessna 150 solo and / or pilot in command, 16 hours ATC-610 flight training device dual, 33 hours Piper Apache dual, 4 hours Piper Apache flight tests, 10 hours Piper Arrow dual, 1 hour Piper Arrow flight test, 29 hours ground instruction and briefings.

Ab initio Single and Multi Engine Commercial Pilot Course, #2 $ 20,250.00

4 5 months, includes 100 hours multi engine flight time: 40 hours Cessna 150 dual, 87 hours Cessna 150 solo and / or pilot in command, 16 hours ATC-610 flight training device dual, 10 hours Piper Arrow dual, 1 hour Piper Arrow flight test, 36 hours Piper Apache dual, 4 hours Piper Apache flight tests, 60 hours Piper Apache time building, 30 hours ground instruction and briefings.

Ab initio Single and Multi Engine Commercial Pilot Course, #3 $ 21,900.00

4 5 months, includes 150 hours multi engine flight time: 40 hours Cessna 150 dual, 37 hours Cessna 150 solo and / or pilot in command, 16 hours ATC-610 flight training device dual, 10 hours Piper Arrow dual, 1 hour Piper Arrow flight test, 36 hours Piper Apache dual, 4 hours Piper Apache flight tests, 110 hours Piper Apache time building, 30 hours ground instruction and briefings.


http://www.prairieairservice.com/overview.htm

ATP would still be a good choice if you don't have your CFI, MEI, CFII. After their 14 day course if your flexible you can work for them and build a lot of ME time / TT and get hired at a regional / 135 job.

Its a game of balancing time / money...Do your research and good luck with your training.

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