BR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5102 times:
I was hoping I could find out about how much one must pump out of his wallet to get a Multi-Engine rating (This includes all you have to do to get that certification, including student, single-engine, land, instrument). About how much money would I be spending over the course + all the equipment I would need. I am hoping to one day fly Gulfstreams or Learjets and then one day get type rated on the DC9 and 737.
Usnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 54 Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5099 times:
Well, it depends on where you go and what speed you wish to complete the program at. Try this site and see what you think. They are a little pricey, so you could probably get away for several thousand less if you did it locally....
Theiler From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 633 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5095 times:
To be on the safe side, I would plan $15,000 to do the Single Engine land and the Instrument rating - keeping in mind that you'll need to build some cross-country time on your own prior to getting the instrument rating. The multi will likely be around $3-5,000 more.
Then it's time-building, time-building, time-building until you have enough hrs for the commercial ticket. And more time-building until you're employable anywhere, apart from instructing.
Incidentally, this assumes you go the "non-school route" as opposed to part 141 "schools" such as Embry Riddle, North Dakota, etc.
Long and short, it ain't cheap.. But neither is any specialized college degree either!
Undehoulli From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5007 times:
Well, if you train in a part 61 environment, you'll need 250 hours to get your commercial license...141 can reduce this to 190 hours. It's going to cost a whole bunch of money. I spent $30,887.51 on my private, instrument, commercial, and multi-engine ratings, and another $9013.91 on my CFI and CFII...MEI is coming in December - oh yea, add on college tuition, room and board, and other expenses too!
Woodreau From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 936 posts, RR: 7 Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4971 times:
I know you're looking for the whole she-bang, but you can get your multi-engine certificate with just 40 hours TT or 35 hours TT if you do it Part 141 - it will be a private multi-engine. But that is still a multiengine certificate. You don't have to get a single engine certificate at all if all you're looking to do is fly Lears and 737s, DC-9s. But it is cheaper to build time in a single engine and if you are a CFI, you are more marketable if you can teach in a single engine.
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from surviving bad judgement.
Jspitfire From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 308 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4955 times:
I'm doing a program at Coastal Pacific Aviation in Abbotsford, BC that gets me my commercial, and multi-IFR. They have a 4 year program, which gets you these ratings plus a busniness administration degree. I like the idea of having a degree as well, as it makes you look better when applying for jobs, and it also gives you a backup plan if something happens to your medical or something. Right now I'm paying $250 CAN/hr for the twin, so it definitely isn't cheap.
I guess you're probably looking for something in the states, but here's the website if anyone is interested.