N766UA wrote:I think the 12,000$ estimate is a bit ridiculous. There are still schools out there that rent 150’s for, say, 80/hr... plus instructor... times 40 hours. You should be able to get a PPL for 5-7 grand, not 7-12.
My advice is shop around. Some schools upcharge a lot! You don’t need an all glass 2015 172 or Cirrus. Go find somewhere with a good 1970’s 150 or 172 and you’ll be a better pilot for it anyway. If you have travel benefits, consider casting your net even farther to find a good deal.
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