December 18, 2018

Is flight training expensive? How much does it cost to become a pilot?

The cost of becoming a pilot depends on the type of training you want to do, and also the aircraft that you want to fly. If you just want to fly for fun, then you may only need a Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) or Private Pilot Licence (PPL). If you want to fly for a career then you will need to hold a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL), which requires building at least 150 flying hours.

Becoming a pilot can be an expensive process, but it shouldn’t prohibit you from achieving your dreams. We want to make flight training accessible to as many people as possible, which is why we provide flexible and transparent pricing options. We offer package options for our courses that contain all of the theory and practical flight training required to complete the required syllabus. On eligible courses, you are able to pay in interest-free monthly instalments via SplitIt. Note that there are ancillary items you may need to purchase in addition to the package inclusions. We also offer Pay As You Fly options for many courses, where you can pay as you progress.

Some courses also allow you to utilise our state-of-the-art flight simulators, which can dramatically reduce your costs by reducing the amount of time you may need to spend flying in an actual aircraft. We recommend chatting to one of our flight training specialists about which payment option is best suited to you.