Feb 27, 2020  
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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Projected Flight Costs




Projected Airplane Flight Costs

Aviation Technology-Professional Pilot Degree (AAS)

Private Flight (AIRP 1215 )    
FAA Minimum (30 Dual, 5 Solo)    
35 Hours in Cessna 172 Minimum to be charged to flight account: $6,175.00
Average Additional Hours    
20 Hours in Cessna 172   $3,700.00
35 hours Pre- & Post-Flight Briefings   $2,100.00
  Projected total to be charged to flight account: $11,975.00
Private Pilot Knowledge Written (Pay to TCCD day of test) $165.00
  Estimated Course Total: $12,140.00
Instrument Flight (AIRP 2250 )    
FAA Minimum (35 Dual)    
35 Hours in Cessna 172 Minimum to be charged to flight account: $6,475.00
Average Additional Hours    
10 Hours in Cessna 172   $2,450.00
40 hours Pre- & Post-Flight Briefings   $2,400.00
  Projected total to be charged to flight account: $11,325.00
Instrument Rating Knowledge Written Test (Pay to TCCD day of test) $165.00
  Estimated Course Total: $11,490.00
Intermediate Flight (AIRP 1255 )    
FAA Minimum (13 Dual, 40 Solo)    
40 Hours in Cessna 172 Minimum to be charged to flight account: $6,125.00
Average Additional Hours    
6 hours Pre- & Post-Flight Briefings   $360.00
  Projected total to be charged to flight account: $6,485.00
  Estimated Course Total: $6,485.00
Commercial Flight (AIRP 2239 )    
FAA Minimum (42 Dual, 25 Solo)    
57 Hours in Cessna 172   $9,643.50
10 Hours in Piper PA28R (all dual)   $2,385.00
  Minimum to be charged to flight account: $12,028.50
Average Additional Hours    
25 hours Pre- & Post-Flight Briefings   $1,500.00
  Projected total to be charged in flight account: $13,528.50
Commercial Pilot Knowledge Written Test (Pay to TCCD day of test) $165.00
  Estimated Course Total: $13,693.50
Multiengine Flight (AIRP 2151 )    
FAA Minimum (15 Dual)    
15 Hours in Piper Seneca   $5,257.50
  Minimum to be charged to flight account: $5,257.50
Average Additional Hours    
2 Hours in Piper Seneca   $701.00
10 hours Pre- & Post-Flight Briefings   $600.00
  Projected total to be charged to flight account: $6,558.50
  Estimated Course Total: $6,558.50
Certified Flight Instructor-Flight (AIRP 2236 )  
FAA Minimum (25 Dual)    
21 Hours in Piper PA28R Minimum to be charged to flight account: $4,765.00
Average Additional Hours    
2 Piper PA28R for FAA CFI Practical Test   $250.00
40 hours Pre- & Post-Flight Briefings   $2,400.00
  Projected total to be charged to flight account: $7,415.00
Fundamentals of Instruction Written Test (Pay to TCCD day of test) $165.00
Flight Instructor Knowledge Written Test (Pay to TCCD day of test) $165.00
Flight Instructor Airplane FIA Practical Test (Pay examiner) $1,000.00
  Estimated Course Total: $8,745.00
Flight Instructor-Instrument Flight (AIRP 2242 )  
FAA Minimum (15 Dual)    
15 Hours in Cessna 172 Minimum to be charged to flight account: $2,775.00
Average Additional Hours    
2 Hours Cessna 172 for FAA CFII Practical Test   $250.00
10 Hours Pre- & Post-Flight Briefings   $600.00
  Projected total to be charged to flight account: $3,625.00
Flight Instructor-Instrument Knowledge Written Test (Pay at TCCD day of test) $165.00
Flight Instructor-Instrument Airplane Practical Test (Pay examiner) $500.00
  Estimated Course Total: $4,290.00

 

Upon registration for the above courses, a deposit must be made into your flight account for the amount shown above.

NOTE: Training times listed above are absolute minimums only, but provide the most definitive cost information available at this time. Experience of our flight instructors suggests that the actual student flight hours could be as much as 20% higher than the minimums listed above. For students using VA benefits, the VA will only pay for the minimum requirements as outlined by the FAA in the Training Course Outline. This includes only required pre- and post-flight briefings. The amounts of pre and post-flight briefing time requirements vary per student and are determined by our flight instructors. The VA requires students receiving benefits to use the least expensive equipment available.

  1. Flight Instructor - $60.00 per hour
  2. Cost per hour of each aircraft (aircraft + insurance + average fuel cost x consumption per hr.)
    1. Cessna 172
      - $117.00 + $2.50 + $16.00 ($2.00 per gal x 8gph) = $135.50 Total
    2. Piper PA28R
      - $160.00 + $2.50 + $16.00 ($2.00 per gal x 8gph) = $178.50 Total
    3. Piper PA34
      - $240 + $2.50 + $48.00 ($2.00 per gal x 24gph) = $290.50 Total

Each aircraft has a contract price which also includes a wet price per hour for fuel. The contract included fuel estimate per gallon cost is $4.50 (wet) we add a $2.00 per gallon fuel fluctuation charge at the fuel burn rate of the aircraft.

 


Projected Helicopter Flight Costs

Aviation Technology-Professional Pilot Degree (AAS)

Private Flight, Helicopter (AIRP 1270 )    
FAA Minimum (30 Dual, 5 Solo)    
42 Hours in Robinson 44 (Aircraft - $19, 215.00, Instructor - $2,220.00) $21,435.00
42 hours Pre- & Post-Flight Briefings   $2,520.00
                          Minimum to be charged to flight account: $23,955.00
Average Additional Hours    
5 Hours in Robinson 44 (Aircraft - $2,587.00, Instructor - $300.00) $2,587.00
  Projected total to be charged to flight account: $26,542.00
Private Pilot Knowledge Written (Pay to TCCD day of test) $165.00
FAA Private Pilot Helicopter (Pay examiner) $400.00
  Estimated Course Total: $27,107.00
Instrument Flight, Helicopter (AIRP 2270 )    
FAA Minimum (35 Dual)    
42 Hours in Robinson 44 (Aircraft - $19,672.50, Instructor - $2,580.00) $22,252.00
45.5 hours Pre- & Post-Flight Briefings   $2,730.00
  Minimum to be charged in flight account: $24,982.50
Average Additional Hours    
5 Hours in Robinson 44 (Aircraft - $2,587.00, Instructor - $300.00) $2,587.50
  Projected total to be charged in flight account: $27,570.00
Instrument Rating Knowledge Written Test (Pay to TCCD day of test) $165.00
FAA Instrument Rating Helicopter Test (Pay examiner) $400.00
  Estimated Course Total: $28,135.00
Intermediate Flight, Helicopter (AIRP 1271 )    
FAA Minimum (14 Dual, 38 Solo)    
52 Hours in Robinson 44 (Aircraft - $23,790.00, Instructor - $840.00) $24,640.00
15 hours Pre- & Post-Briefings   $900.00
  Minimum to be charged in flight account: $25,540.00
  Estimated Course Total: $25,540.00
Commercial Flight, Helicopter (AIRP 2271 )    
FAA Minimum (20 Dual, 43 Solo)    
63 Hours in Robinson 44 (Aircraft - $28,822.00, Instructor - $1,200.00)   $30,022.50
32 hours Pre- & Post-Flight Briefings   $1,920.00
  Minimum to be charged to flight account: $31,942.50
Commercial Pilot Knowledge Written Test (Pay to TCCD day of test) $165.00
FAA Commercial Pilot Helicopter Test (Pay examiner) $400.00
  Estimated Course Total: $32,507.50
Certified Flight Instructor-Helicopter (AIRP 2272 )  
FAA Minimum (25 Dual)    
25 Hours in Robinson 44 Minimum to be charged to flight account: $12,937.50
Average Additional Hours    
2 Hours Robinson for FAA CFI Practical Test $915.00
20 hours Pre- & Post-Flight Briefings   $1,200.00
  Projected total to be charged to flight account: $15,052.50
Fundamentals of Instruction Written Test (Pay to TCCD day of test) $165.00
Flight Instructor Knowledge Written Test (Pay to TCCD day of test) $165.00
Flight Instructor Airplane FIA Practical Test (Pay examiner) $500.00
  Estimated Course Total: $15,882.50
Flight Instructor (AIRP 2273 )    
FAA Minimum (15 Dual)    
15 Hours in Cessna 172 Minimum to be charged to flight account: $7,762.50
Average Additional Hours    
2 Hours Cessna 172 for FAA CFII Practical Test $915.00
10 hours Pre- & Post-Flight Briefings   $600.00
  Projected total to be charged to flight account: $9,277.50
Flight Instructor-Instrument Knowledge Written Test (Pay to TCCD day of test) $165.00
Flight Instructor-Instrument Airplane Practical Test (Pay examiner) $500.00
  Estimated Course Total: $9,942.50

 

Upon registration for the above courses, a deposit must be made into your flight account for the amount shown above.

NOTE: Training times listed above are absolute minimums only, but provide the most definitive cost information available at this time. Experience of our flight instructors suggests that the actual student flight hours could be as much as 20% higher than the minimums listed above. For students using VA benefits, the VA will only pay for the minimum requirements as outlined by the FAA in the Training Course outline. This includes only required pre- and post-flight briefings. The amounts of pre and post flight briefing time requirements vary per student and are determined by our flight instructors. The VA requires students receiving benefits to use the least expensive equipment available.

  1. Flight Instructor - $60.00 per hour
  2. Cost per hour of other aircraft that may be used (aircraft + insurance + average fuel cost x consumption per hr.)
    1. Robinson R44
      - $425.00 + $2.50 + $30.00 ($2.00 per gal x 15gph) = $457.50 Total

Each aircraft has a contract price which also includes a wet price per hour for fuel. The contract included fuel estimate per gallon cost is $4.50 (wet) we add a $2.00 per gallon fuel fluctuation charge at the fuel burn rate of the aircraft.