Sport Pilot Costs
This sheet itemizes the approximate 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.
- Cessna 162 - $119/hr (Club Rates)
*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.