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User currently offlineDekx From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 31 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2673 times:

Hey all, i'm a recent graduate of a private pilot program. A lot of times these school advertise that one can get a license in min time for around $6000-7000. Thats BS. I did nime in a 172 in the min time and it cost nearly 10G's. In the Ontario area rentals run around $110.00 per hour for a beat up 172 and a new one will likely hit $130.00. Just wondering what are some of the prices in your areas. I might consider training elsewhere if the prices are reasonable. I heard in some places in the states and hour in a 172 will run $65-$70. Any truth to this??? Thanks

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User currently offlineAccidentally From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 648 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

$65/hr 172 here...although the school I did my training at went under from rising insurance costs shortly after 9/11.

Indianapolis, IN
User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6210 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2646 times:

I did my training back in '94-'96. The plane was $45 / hr. I paid about $3500 for the complete training program. You can still do it for that if you look in the right places.

Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineAad665 From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2616 times:


I trainned on a Katana at YQB (Pro-Aviation). I paid $90CDN per hour...My licence cost me around $9kcdn.

3 month ago, I rented a Cesna 172 SP almost new for circa $130cdn at Montreal St-Hubert and YQB (both Pro-Aviation). Great feeling to pilot that machine and it is a good school.

Here, in Berlin Germany, an old Cesna 172 is around 180euro per hour. ($240cdn). Not a good value.

From my experience, best place to learn and cheapest place are in Canada.



User currently offlineFly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1803 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

I did my training in beautiful San Antonio Tx at Alpha Tango Flying Services. Current prices:

C152: 56 USD (-10% OFF if you pay a 10 hours block)
C172: 76 USD (same deal)
C310: 110 USD (same deal)
Instructor rate: 30 USD

The airplanes are not new but are well maintained and the weather is excellent.


There are no stupid questions... just stupid people!
User currently offlineAirtahitinui From French Polynesia, joined Jul 2001, 79 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2524 times:

On Long Island, NY I pay 107/hr for fuel, instructor and aircraft. There are better deals but I trusted the maintanence of this school more.

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User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2831 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2522 times:

The place I rented from this summer was $68 a hour wet for a 172N, and $48 an hour wet for a Grumman Trainer. I think they are quite reasonable prices.


User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2515 times:

My flight school currently charges this:

C172N: $75
C172S: $100
R172K: $94
172RG: $100
C182R: $130
BE-76: $160

Lowest and highest prices for any school in my area are $52 for a C152 and $255 for a C310.

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