Aircraft Training Cost and Flight School Financing

How Much Does Pilot Training Cost?

Pilot training costs $58,995 when starting with a private pilot certificate or $75,995 from zero experience. Both costs include the flight training and certification necessary to become a commercial pilot with flight instructor certificates.

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Pilot Training Cost How Much Money is Flight School

Below is an outline of how much flight training costs through ATP's Airline Career Pilot Program.

Start from
Private Pilot Certificate
Start from
Zero Experience
Aviation Tuition
Flight Training Cost $58,995 $75,995
Additional Expenses (Not Included in Program)
FAA Examiners' Fees (Paid Directly to Examiner) $5,800 $6,600
ForeFlight Subscription $80 (discounted) $80 (discounted)
Housing (Optional) $5,200 $8,000
iPad, Headset, Flight Bag & Other Pilot Gear $1,330 (varies) $1,330 (varies)

ATP quotes prices based on realistic flight time requirements, providing up-front, fixed-cost pricing for becoming a pilot.

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Financing for Flight Training

Both Sallie Mae and Wells Fargo offer their lowest-rate undergraduate student loan products to ATP Flight School students, thanks to the strong track record of ATP-trained professional pilots. ATP is the only flight school that can get you access to these competitive loan products, which in most cases finance the entire cost of flight training for qualified borrowers.

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