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THE PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE

A Private Pilot Certificate requires a minimum 40 hours of flight time (broken down in various ways), and successful completion of three exams; a Knowledge Test, and an Oral and Practical exam usually referred to as the “Check-ride”.

  • The Knowledge Test is a 60 question computer-based exam designed to test your overall knowledge covering all areas related to a Private Pilot Certificate and must be completed before the Check-ride.

  • The Check-ride is taken at the end of training with an FAA examiner (similar to a driver’s test). At the end of a successful Check-ride, the examiner will issue you a Private Pilot Certificate!

FLIGHT SCHOOL

6 – 12 MONTHS (approx)

$13,000 – $17,000

Flight training is tailored to fit your schedule. The total cost and duration of training depend on a number of factors but the most important is the frequency and consistency of training. The more you train, the faster and more cost-effective learning will be. Our flight training method utilizes flight simulators and we require the purchase of an Unlimited Simulator Package. This allows you unlimited use of our FMX1000 simulator (AATD) during your training up to 6 months from your start date. The cost is based on:

NON-MEMBERS
MEMBERS
MEMEBRS BLOCK
  • Unlimited Sim Package
  • Instructor Time
  • Airplane N157SF
  • Airplane N158SF
$1,000
$50/hr
$225/hr
$210/hr
FREE
$50/hr
$205/hr
$190/hr
FREE
$50/hr
$190/hr
$175/hr

GROUND SCHOOL

2 MONTHS

$800

$ 364 CESSNA PILOT TRAINING KIT.

The Cessna Pilot Training kit is an online, multi-media, self-study training course designed to prepare you for both the FAA Written as well as a complete flight training ground school.

$ 400 FAA KNOWLEDGE TEST PREP

The Knowledge Test can be a bottleneck for many student’s flight training. Synergy’s Knowledge Test prep is designed to provide you with a structured plan to study for and complete the exam utilizing the Cessna Pilot Training kit. Most students require about four, one on one ground sessions over the course of 2 months to complete the ground school and pass the Knowledge Test.


OTHER COSTS

  • $150 – $210 FAA Medical Exam
  • $165 FAA Written Exam
  • $350 – $425 FAA Practical Exam
  • $300 – $1,500 Headsets (Depending on features.)
  • $150 Charts and subscriptions, and other accessories

Cost Estimate

Airplane
Instructor
Simulator
40 hours
100 hours
Unlimited

Non-Member

$225
$50
$75



TOTAL
$9,000
$5,000
$1,000



$15,000

Members

$175
$50
Included
Initiation Fee
Monthly dues

$7,000
$5,000
$ 0
$ 500
$ 600 (assuming 12mo)

$13,100

Cost Estimate

  • FAA Minimum Requirements

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    HOURS


    40
    40
    0
    NON-MEMBERS


    Flight
    Instruction
    Simulator


    Rate
    $225
    $50
    $75
    [/column]
  • Synergy Average

  • National Average