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The Discovery Flight

Take your first flight, the Discovery Flight, and you are officially beginning your journey to pilothood. Your Discovery Flight takes you and a trained instructor on an approximately 30-minute-long flight to familiarize you with the airplane, the airport and the general awe of taking the controls of a safe, reliable Cessna aircraft for the first time, thousands of feet above the earth.

So when you decide you’re ready for more than just your head in the clouds, call us to schedule your Discovery Flight today for only $89!

The Private Pilot Certification Course

The Private Pilot Certification Course allows the pilot to use an airplane for his/her pleasure, recreation, or business trips. As a Private Since learning to fly an airplane – or any other aircraft –is, in part, an ‘eye – hand’ skill. It is difficult to publish a price certain for this course. Under our FAA Approval, one could complete the course with a total time of only 35 hours. Realistically, one should not expect to receive Private Pilot Certificate at the minimum published time.

Many flight schools publish and collect funds for 50 hours or more. But, if you complete the course early, rarely are those unused hours credited back to you.

We offer the following pricing showing minimum time and cost:

35 hours in a Cessna 152 @ $80 per hour.
Other options are Cessna 172P @ $109 add $1,015.
                               Cessna 172R @ $134 add $1,890.

                               Cessna G1000 glass panel @ $138 add $2,030.

$2,800
20 hours in-flight instruction @ $45
$900
20 hours pre & post flight discussion @ $45
$900
Cessna Privat Pilot Kit (computer based)
$329
Charts and Publications
+/- $50
FAA Medical (class 2 & 3) paid to doctor
+/- $100
Written Test Fee (paid to CATS Testing)
$150
Flight Test Fee (paid directly to examiner)
+/- $350
TOTAL
$5,579
*Georgia Sales Tax on kit, airplane, and publications is 6%  

 

For financial planning purposes we suggest 10 hrs of flight time be added to your course.

Due to wildly varying fuel costs, a surcharge is published weekly for each airplane. Otherwise, we would have to change the course prices, up or down, each week. Expect about $3.00 per hr. for a Cessna 152.

The Instrument Rating

The Instrument Rating will permit the licensed pilot to operate a single-engine airplane in the environment of instrument flight rules. While most flying is done "on top", in blue skies and sunshine, the instrument pilot is prepared for flight in the clouds from take-off till touchdown.

For a full-time trainee, this 40hr course could be completed in as little as 10 days, including the ground prep and written test. The Flight School makes use of our Frasca 132 simulator throughout the instrument program whenever a new procedure or concept is introduced. This saves our students time, money, and assures understanding of the new material. This instrument rating course could be done in an airplane as economical as a Cessna 152. However, we recommend a 4 place airplane for added stability and additional radio prnavigation aids.

The Instrument Rating Course includes the following costs:

30 hours dual in a Cessna 172P

$4,620
10 hours dual in our Frasca Simulator
$890
15 hours pre/post flight instruction
$675
Cessna CBI Instrument Pilot Kit
$329
40 hours integrated ground prep
Included!
FAA written test (taken here at The Flight School)
$150
TOTAL
$6,664
*6% sales tax is charged for airplane and material only.
*Additional fuel surcharge may be applicable and variable.
*Flight test fees are paid directly to the examiner and may vary. Expect about $350 per test.
 

 

The Commercial Pilot Certification Course

The Commercial Pilot Certification Course will permit the pilot to fly for compensation or hire. At last – someone pays you to fly! Commercial privileges are limited (banner towing, sight seeing, photo flight, etc.) unless the holder has an instrument rating. It is possible to get just the “Limited Commercial”, ask us how.

Under Part 141 (approved school) a Private Pilot Certificate is required to enroll in the Commercial Pilot Course. However, you must be the holder of an Instrument Rating or be concurrently enrolled in the Instrument Rating Course.

Our pricing is based on the minimum flight times required by the FAA and is computed using the least expensive, appropriate, airplanes. You may train in any of our single-engine airplanes, but this may increase your course cost.

The Commercial Course (120 hours) and The Instrument Course (35 hours) will combine to be a total flight time of 155 hours. Although these are FAA Minimum Flight Times our experience has been that most student will graduate the Commercial – Instrument courses within 10% of these times.

The Commercial Pilot Course includes the following costs:

104 hours in a Cessna 152 @ $80 per hour
In a C172P, add $3,016
In a C172R, add $5,616
In a C172/G1000 glass panel add $6,032

$8,320
16 hours in a Piper Arrow @ $144 per hour
$2,304
25 hours of per and post flight briefings @ $45 per hour
$1,125
55 hours of in-flight instruction @ $45 per hour
$2,475
Cessna CBI Commercial Pilot Kit (computer based)
$329
FAA written test (paid to CATS)
$150
FAA flight test (paid direct to examiner)
+/- $350
TOTAL (Minimum Time-Minimum Equipment Cost)
$15,053

Georgia State Sales Tax on kit and airplanes is 6%.

For financial planning purposes, we suggest adding 10 hours of flight time to your course.

Due to wildly varying fuel costs, a surcharge is published weekly for each airplane. Otherwise we would have to change course prices, up or down, each week. Expect about +/- 3.00 per hour for a Cessna 152.

 

 

The Professional Pilot Course

The Professional Pilot Course will prepare the Private Pilot for a place in the aviation job market. This 155 hour program will take the Private Pilot through the Instrument Rating (airplane single engine) and the Commercial Pilot Certificate.

The Professional Pilot Course cost listed below assumes the trainee has a U.S. Private Pilot Certificate and a total flight time of at least 40 hours.

A Commercial Pilot Certificate is required to fly for hire. Once an applicant has completed our Professional Program he or she is ready for employment in the general aviation industry. An applicant seeking employment in the general aviation industry will usually spend one to two years gaining experience in general aviation before airline application.

The Professional Pilot Course includes the following costs:

40 Hours of dual in a Cessna 172P @ $154
If choosing a new production C172R add $960 to total cost

$6,160
30 Hours of dual in a Cessna 152 @ $125
$3,750
15 Hours of dual in a Piper Arrow 180 @ $189
$2,835
60 Hours solo in a Cessna 152 @ $80
$4,800
10 Hours of dual in our Frasca 132 Simulator @ $89
$890
30 Hours of pre/post flight instruction @ $45
$1,350
90 Hours of ground instruction
Included!
Professional Pilot Material (commercial and instrument kits)
$658
Two FAA written tests (taken at the school)
$300
FAA Class 2 flight physical
$150
TOTAL
$21,473

*6% sales tax is charged for airplane and material only.
*Additional fuel surcharge may be applicable and variable.
*The Flight School offers your final FAA Checkride here at the school. No need to fly elsewhere to meet the FAA Examiner! Flight test fees are paid directly to the examiner and may vary. Expect about $350 per test.

 

A full-time student (6 days a week) could complete the Professional Pilot Course in as little as 90 days. A part-time trainee may take up to 24 months. Full-time students should schedule the start of their training at least 10 days in advance to ensure availability of equipment and staff.

For those private pilots who already hold an instrument rating and at least 240 hrs of flight time, and who meet the minimum experience requirements of Part 61 of the Federal Air Regulations, we offer a ten hour "Test Course". The total cost of the test course will be determined after we have completed an audit of your logbook. Expect a cost of about $2,000.

FAA required written test may be taken on site at The Flight School with immediate results.

Professional Multi-Engine Program

170hr Instrument/ Commercial/ Multi-Engine training in Beachcraft Duchess

Beechcraft per hour wet
Tax per hour
Instructor per hour
TOTAL PER HOUR
Contact TFS for price.
Multi-Engine Simulator per hour
Tax per hour
Instructor per hour
TOTAL PER HOUR
Contact TFS for price

Prior to this program the student must have logged 80 hours and have received complex and high performance endorsements.

Muti Private 20 hours dual
Instrument 30 hours dual
Instrument 20 hours dual simulator
Commercial

80 hours split

Commercial 10 hours solo
Commercial 10 hours dual
Ground Instruction 10 hours
 
TOTAL
Contact TFS for price

*Costs for the written and flight tests are not included.
*Tax not included.

The above training will normally be sufficient to pass the required tests, however it is not guaranteed that the student will pass the tests. Any further training will be an additional expense for the student.

The student is required to have 80 hours of flight time logged prior to entering the program. They will have 150 hours logged of multi-engine time in a Beechcraft Duchess and 20 hours of simulator time when finished with this course.

 

CFI & CFII

Certified Flight Instructor Course

The training time required to obtain the CFI rating depends largely on the individual's experience and proficiency in single engine complex aircraft. Since the CFI rating is largely a function of teaching skills, it is difficult to place an exact amount on the cost of the training required. For an individual who has passed the two required FAA written tests, expect about 25 hours of ground instruction, and about 15 hours of flight training in a Piper Arrow.

Costs include all instruction, ground and flight, study materials, and aircraft rental. Expect to pay about $4,500. Flight test fees are paid directly to the examiner and may vary. Expect about $400 per test.

Instrument Flight Instructor Course

An applicant who holds a valid flight instructor certificate may add the instrument instructor certificate at minimal cost. As with the CFI certificate, experience and currency will determine the length and cost of the course. With the FAA written passed, expect about 10 hours in a C172, and about 15 hours of ground instruction.

Costs include all instruction, ground and flight, Instrument Flying Handbook, current FAR/AIM, local approach plates, & low altitude enroute charts, Practical Test Standards, and aircraft rental. $2,265.

*6% sales tax is charged for airplane and material only.
*Additional fuel surcharge may be applicable and variable.

 

CATS FAA Tests: Cost $150.00

The Flight School of Gwinnett is a Computer Assisted Testing Service (CATS) Testing Center.
Computer-based testing makes the examination process a more positive experience for everyone.

Candidates like it because:

•You can register virtually any day of the year
•Walk-in and, if a station is available, take the test immediately
•You will concentrate better in a smaller, conducive test environment
•You receive immediate results and pointers on general areas requiring further study.

To take your exam call us at The Flight School at (770) 513-0000.

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