Have you dreamed of taking flight for the pure thrill and challenge of seeing the world at your feet? Then a Sport Pilot Certificate might be just for you!
Sport Pilots are the true recreationalists of the aviation industry. Training requirements are the least amount for any FAA pilot certificate making this the most cost-effective option for those that just want to fly for fun.
Embrace a new challenge learning about meteorology, aerodynamics, regulations and flight procedures through our interactive online course completed at your own pace.
Our custom flight syllabus integrates this ground knowledge so that every lesson you learn practical application of this information in the "real world". Furthermore, our curriculum focuses on aeronautical decision making and risk management in addition to stick and rudder flying so that you become a safe and proficient Pilot in Command.
We provide many other resources to our students including a lending library, computer tutorials and instructional videos for FREE because our goal is to make training as affordable and efficient as possible.
A great way to start is to schedule a Discovery Flight. This flight includes approximately 30 minutes of flying the airplane under the close guidance of one of our experienced instructors. We encourage you to fly the airplane as much as you are comfortable to see if training is something you would like to pursue. In addition, we will answer any questions you have about flying, training or just aviation in general.
This sheet itemizes the costs associated with obtaining a Sport Pilot Certificate. We provide many additional resources for FREE because our goal is to make training as affordable and efficient as possible.
Ground School: $199
The Sporty's Online Learn To Fly Course contains ground school and maneuvers lessons for Sport and Private Pilot training using a combination of audio, video and graphics to clearly explain each topic. Each lesson contains links to test questions, human factors information and interesting case studies to further your learning and serve as the perfect tool to prepare for the FAA knowledge exam. Lessons can be accessed from any computer with internet and reviewed as many times as you like. Purchase directly from Sportys.
Private Pilot Kit: $190
The Private Pilot Kit contains supplies necessary for sport pilot training: syllabus, private pilot manual, E6-B (flight computer), VFR plotter, small logbook, kneeboard, aircraft checklist and small student bag. The training materials will cover some additional information not required for sport pilots but the majority is applicable. (does not include pilot headset)
FAA Knowledge Exam: $150
Multiple-choice exam administered on computer at testing center.
*Aircraft Rental: 20 Hrs Min / 35 Hrs Avg
Time varies greatly for each individual due to previous experience, preparation and training frequency.
*Flight Instruction: 50 Hrs Avg
Dual instruction including flight training, preflight and postflight briefings. Time varies greatly for each individual due to previous experience, preparation and training frequency.
FAA Practical Exam: $500
Oral and flight evaluation with FAA Designated Examiner
*The best way to reduce training cost is to take ownership of your training process and use the airplane and instructor time efficiently. Through self-study and preparing for each lesson the instructor can focus on practical application of your knowledge.