Cost of learning to fly.
Hi, I was wondering how much does it usually cost to get a pilots licenses, and what should I study before takeing lessons?
I'm sure you can get a million variations of this answer.
Your actual cost depends on a lot of things: ground school cost, instructor's rate, rental rate, study materials, ect...........
I would suggest meeting with a local instructor in person. When I approached mine he was able to break down the approximate cost for me as well as discuss the progession of the training so I would know what to expect. With this information and knowing the cost of ground school weather formal of DVD will give you a good estimate of the cost.
I personally decided to spend a year surfing the net for info as well as buying the Sporty's DVD set to study prior to ever stepping foot inside a plane. My thoughts were that I didn't want to waste any time when I was paying for it by the hour.
I would say go see what the estimated cost and time involved are and see if it's something you are really commited to. After you have decided I would get as educated as you can on the ground.
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Also in the book is a brief chapter about the cost of getting your pilot's license. There are several methods a new student may use to obtain their pilot's license. Buy the book, It's only $8.