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Pilot Certificates and Ratings
Private Pilot Certificate—Airplane, Single-Engine, Land
apology: are the columns below scrambled? I just can't get this #$%@*&! software to get
it lined up....
Another apology, but not my fault: 5/2/2010 Last week fuel went up to $6.05 per gallon. That
means my fuel cost has gone up about 50% in the last few months (just like car gas). Seems like its been going up ten to twenty
cents every week. That means it costs me $12 to $25 (or more) per hour to operate my airplanes--and that's a big chunk out
of my income. Hey, this is fun, but it ain't no charity and--just like everyone else--I've got bills to pay. So,
until gas prices come back down, I've had to add a 10% surcharge to the rates you see below. Arrrgh!
NEW NEW NEW!!! Cessna 182!! Beautiful airplane with a leather interior, long range tanks
(84 gallons, 79 useable) lotsa snot, lotsa room, hauls a big load, goes fast--indicates about 160--but lands slow and
it has a color IFR GPS, too. Only $150/hr. Yes--silly question--of course that includes fuel!
40 hrs in Cessna 140 @ $100/hr
30 hrs flight and ground instruction @ $60/hr
Wait a minute! What about $80/hr? Pay in advance and take a 20% discount-- fly
for only $80/hr and save $800--for a total of only $4999!
If you've been shopping around you may have noticed that a lot of flying schools use Cessna 172's for training
these days. Why? Well, over time typical two-seat training airplanes (especially Cessna 150's and 152's) have
accumulated OMIGOD sky-high flight time--lots of them have more than 15,000 hours. That's a lot of time for any airplane!
Plus, truth is we've gotten bigger (good nutrition?) and some of us have even gotten heavier (PC talk for we're getting FAT--bad
nutrition?). Not you or me, of course, but some of those other folk...
...you can learn to fly my Cessna 172 if you want more room--only $125/hr.
Pilot Certificate, Airplane, Single-Engine Land, in a 180hp Cessna 172
40 hrs in 180hp Cessna
172 @ $125/hr.
30 hrs flight and ground instruction @ $60/hr
Pay in advance and pay only $100/hr (save $1000) for a total of only $5799!
Got a buddy who wants to fly, too? You can both learn to fly at the same time in my 180hp Cessna
172--the Buddy System. One flies, your buddy observes from the back seat--no charge for the buddy in the back!
You and your buddy trade off flying and observing--and learn a lot from watching each other--plus it actually makes the airplane
handle better with a little weight in the back. Save some big buck$$, too. Call for details.
Rating in Cessna 172 w/180hp
flight time IFR Cessna 172 w/180hp @ $125/hr
hrs flight and ground instruction @ $60/hr 3600
OR take a 20% discount--pay
in advance and pay only $100/hr ($1000 savings) for a total of only $7599!
Note that this assumes you
have no previous instrument training. Of course you got some training for your Private Pilot Certificate and
you may be getting your Instrument Rating in conjunction with your Commercial Pilot Certificate, which requires some instrument
training, too, so this kind of represents a worst case scenario.
Commercial Pilot Certificate—Airplane, Single-Engine, Land
20 hrs flight time in Cessna 140 @ $100/hr
10 hrs flight time in Bellanca
14-13-2/180 @ $150/hr
40 hrs flight and ground instruction @ $60/hr
Pay in advance and get a 20% discount (a $700 savings) for a total cost of only $5199. What about flying my
180hp Cessna 172 instead of the 140? Sure, just add $500 to the above (or only $400 if you pay in advance).
Flight Instructor Certificate—Airplane, Single Engine
hrs flight time C-140 $100/hr $1000
hrs flight time in Bellanca 14-13-2/180 @ $150/hr 1500
hrs flight and ground instruction @ $60/hr
Pay in advance and get a 20% discount--a savings
of $500--for a total of $4399
Want to get your CFI in a 180hp Cessna 172 instead
of my beautiful little Cessna 140 (to each his/her own)? OK--add $250 to the above or only $200 if you pay in advance.
you CFI's should take a look at the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators--SAFE, get it?--and their web site at www.safepilots.org.
Also check out the National Association of Flight Instructors. Their website is at www.nafinet.org.
10 hrs flight time in Cessna 140 @ $100/hr $1000
15 hrs flight and ground instruction @ $60/hr
Discounts? You bet. Pay in advance and get a 20% discount (a $200 savings) for
a total cost of only $1700
Precision Aircraft Control Training
Explore the edges of the flight
envelope: extremely slow flight, falling
leaf, aggravated stalls, slips, “normal” spin entries, entries from slips, skids etc. and precision recoveries
with minimum altitude loss--your airplane or mine.
5 hours Cessna 140 @ $100/hr $500
5 hours CFI @ @ $60/hr $300
ground training @ $60/hr $300
SAVE $100--20% discount for payment in advance
For training in 180hp Cessna 172
add $125 to the above--or only $100 if you pay in advance
Landing and Departing Short, Narrow, Confined runways, including paved, grass, gravel and Mountain airports—your airplane
5 hours Cessna 140 @ $100/hr
$500 5 hours CFI @ @ $60/hr $300
5 hours ground
training @ $60/hr $300
SAVE 20% discount for payment
in advance--only $999
For training in my 180hp Cessna 172 add $100 to the above or only $80 if you pay in advance
Want to FLY a Classic Aircraft? You can!
Fly a 1946 Bellanca 14-13-2 with a 180hp Lycoming, retractable gear and constant speed propeller
wanted to fly a Bellanca across the Atlantic, but couldn't get one. Oh, well.
But you can fly the Bellanca he always wanted!!
The 1946 Bellanca 14-13-2 with a 180hp Lycoming is a real sweetheart and a terrific performer.
Get your "Complex Airplane" endosement in this rare beauty. With
only 180hp and four seats, she cruises at an easy 165mph IAS, over 180mph TAS at altitude--that's faster than a lot of light
twins! She has hydraulically actuated retractable landing gear, hydraulic flaps and cowl flaps, plus a constant-speed
propeller. One of the sweetest flying airplanes ever built and a real sleeper. This particular airplane was the
2003 "Best Low-wing" Bellanca at the Bellanca Pilot's Club Annual Fly-in. None better nowhere and a rare chance to fly
Bellanca 14-13-2 with a 180hp Lycoming
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