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Old 06-08-2019, 03:57 PM   #1  
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Default Cost of Private License

In general, the schools I am researching are quoting $15K to $25K. But I have heard as low as $8500 via word of mouth. I know a lot of it depends on you, but what would forum users say the average is? Thanks.
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:54 PM   #2  
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Im not done yet but Im expecting $10k for my PPL and another $10k for my IR
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:10 AM   #3  
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Hey buddy,

Like I mentioned in my PM, all things being equal (CFI skills, good syllabus, your natural ability, effort spent studying and preparing for the lessons, at least 3 scheduled lessons per week, etc.) the cost will mostly depend on the location and equipment.

Training in a fairly modern/well equipped airplane in a busy metropolitan area will take you closer to the $12k-15k range. On the other hand, rural areas and/or older airplanes will usually offer cheaper rates where you could potentially get your private under $10k.

Very important that you take a conservative approach to budgeting prior to starting. Better to wait a bit longer and have the bulk of it saved up than start early and have to stop because you ran out of funds.
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Old 06-09-2019, 11:20 PM   #4  
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Twenty Five grand for a private pilot in an airplane?


You could stretch it that far in a helicopter, though.
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