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Old 03-19-2019, 03:14 AM   #1  
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Default How much should I spend on flight school?

How much money maximum should I spend on flight school?
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You're not going to be able to do it for less than like $70-80k.... unless you buy yourself your own airplane and then sell it back when you're done.
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You're not going to be able to do it for less than like $70-80k.... unless you buy yourself your own airplane and then sell it back when you're done.
How much do you think I can save by buying an airplane rather than renting one?

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Some flight schools can get you to CFI for under 50k. Just try to avoid the big "zero to hero" flight schools.

Buying a plane is like buying a boat. Expect to throw a LOT of money into that hole. I wouldn't advise it as a solution to getting training and hours.
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Really? Which ones?
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Buying a plane is like buying a boat. Expect to throw a LOT of money into that hole. I wouldn't advise it as a solution to getting training and hours.
Not if you buy one that just had an annual, is in good shape and current, and you complete your ratings before the next annual.
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Really? Which ones?
I've seen several little FBO flight schools offer these lower costs. Where do you live, I'll see if I can find one for you?

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Not if you buy one that just had an annual, is in good shape and current, and you complete your ratings before the next annual.
Yeah, because mx costs only pop up at annuals and you'll definitely be able to sell the aircraft before the next annual is due. =/

I'm just saying, you seem to be selling a pipe dream. I don't see aircraft ownership as a cheaper option to get your training done.
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I've seen several little FBO flight schools offer these lower costs. Where do you live, I'll see if I can find one for you?



Yeah, because mx costs only pop up at annuals and you'll definitely be able to sell the aircraft before the next annual is due. =/

I'm just saying, you seem to be selling a pipe dream. I don't see aircraft ownership as a cheaper option to get your training done.
See if you can find any good flight school for 50k in Seattle or close
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See if you can find any good flight school for 50k in Seattle or close
Seattle is generally expensive. Rainier might give you the best value.

Snohomish can get you zero to Commercial & CFI for 53k.
https://www.snohomishflying.com/wp-c...April-2019.pdf

This took all of 5 minutes of googling. =)
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See if you can find any good flight school for 50k in Seattle or close
If you're willing to do all your training in a 162, Rainier can definitely keep you under 50k. If I remember correctly, spanaflight has 172M/N for 130/hr, which is a good deal but they're in Puyallup
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