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Old 06-22-2012, 01:27 PM
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Where is the cheapest flight school in the U.S. when it comes to getting your Private and Instrument rating?
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by DALFA View Post
Where is the cheapest flight school in the U.S. when it comes to getting your Private and Instrument rating?
This place is the cheapest I have found so far in the country.....

Cal-Aggie Farmers Flying Club in DAVIS, CA
It is associated with UC Davis in Northern California near Sacramento CA.
You don't have to be a UC davis student but can just become a member for just $19.00 per month.......

Cal Aggie Flying Farmers

With a 172 renting for $96.00 per hr wet & a 172 G1000 for $116 per hr wet, I think this place is the cheapest I've seen......
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I would say an FBO would be, I used to rent a warrior for 85hr wet from my local fbo.
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FBO or local flying clubs.
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Originally Posted by threeighteen View Post
FBO or local flying clubs.

In a low-cost area, ie the mid-west, or south-east, not california, north-east, or mid-atlantic.
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Have you guys heard of "Daytona Aviation Academy"?

Flight school in Daytona Beach, Florida - Daytona Aviation Academy

10 hour block rates =

C152 = $77 per hour
C172 = $100 per hour

Instruction = $30 per hour ($40 for CFI, CFII instruction)

They also have an accelerated program.

They're located at KDAB, perhaps some of the guys that go to ERAU or ATP in KDAB have heard of them? Any feedback...?
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Originally Posted by DALFA View Post
Have you guys heard of "Daytona Aviation Academy"?

Flight school in Daytona Beach, Florida - Daytona Aviation Academy

10 hour block rates =

C152 = $77 per hour
C172 = $100 per hour

Instruction = $30 per hour ($40 for CFI, CFII instruction)

They also have an accelerated program.

They're located at KDAB, perhaps some of the guys that go to ERAU or ATP in KDAB have heard of them? Any feedback...?
very interesting
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Westosha Flying Club in Wilmot, WI (5K6):

Westosha Flying Club 847-603-8856

Initiation $165.00 non refundable
Dues $ 55.00 per month

Aircraft rates:

Cessna 152 (2) $63.00/hr
Cessna 172P (2) $78.00/hr
Cessna 172SP (2) $90.00/hr


Instructor rates $45.00/hr
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Another one at KDAB thats worth looking into is Air America. Their fleet and prices are pretty nice but I do not have any first hand experience with them.
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Where I instruct 58N has some reasonable, although not the cheapest prices.
C-150 (1975) = $80
C-172 (1971, and 1974) = $104
Instructor = $41
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