Cessna 152 Tuition Estimate: Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, Commercial Single and Multi

  • Our Campus Options, all M1 visa approved. Fly the East Coast of the US at each campus to maximize your training experience.
  • Accelerated Training Finish in 5-6 months.
  • We are Visa and Immigration Information and Comparison Experts.
  • FAA Part 141 and 61 Training.
  • Simulator Flight Day 1, Aircraft Flight Day 2. Ground Class in parallel with flying.
  • CFIs are AOA Employees, not independent contractors.
  • Dedicated Maintenance Team at each campus for quick aircraft turnaround.
  • Budget Friendly C-152s and Cutting Edge Fleet of C172’s with G1000® and Diamond DA42 Twin Star.
  • Ample “Rolling” Fleet so there is no shortage of aircraft.
  • Upgrade to the Cessna 172 G1000® for your Instrument Rating: add $1,470.
  • Upgrade to the Cessna 172 G1000® for your Whole Program: add $6,455.
  • *Tuition Estimate Hours: PPL 50 hours, IR 36 hours, Commercial Single 110 hours, Multi Engine 10 hours

What are the minimum hours for your Private Pilot License training?

You have two training path options for completing your Private Pilot License Course: Part 141 or Part 61. The table below simplifies the requirements of each:

Flight Experience (minimums)Part 61Part 141
Total Time4035
Solo Flight Time105
Solo Cross Country53
Dual Instruction2020
Night Flying33
Cross Country33
Instrument Instruction33
Cross Country Distances1 flight 100 nm distance1 flight 100nm distance
Take Off/Landings Night10 full stop10 full stop
60 days prior to flight Test33

What’s the difference between the two paths of training?
Part 141 Private Pilot course training syllabi have been evaluated by the FAA and follow a strict protocol. Both the student and the flight schools must adhere exactly to what the FAA has approved so there are no variations in training. The benefit, you can obtain your FAA Private Pilot License in fewer hours, which means shorter training time and less money.

Part 61 Private Pilot courses, in comparison, are simply more flexible in how the training is conducted but have a higher flight hour requirement. It should also be noted that some airlines and Civil Aviation Authorities in other countries require Part 141 training, so make sure you discuss your overall aviation career goals with our Admissions Team for guidance. You can read the FAA Federal Aviation Regulations for Part 61 and Federal Aviation Regulations for Part 141 in depth if you really want to understand the differences.

What E-5 AVIATION FLIGHT ACADEMY offers to your advantage:
Cessna Pilot Center with glass cockpit and traditionally equipped airplanes.
FAA Part 141 approved training at all locations.
Full motion G1000® flight simulator.
A mix of airspace – both student friendly and highly professional.
Rental prices for your time building.
Always available and well serviced airplanes.

Private Pilot License Course Duration

E-5 AVIATION FLIGHT ACADEMY prides itself in offering accelerated Private Pilot License training for quick and efficient completion of your Private Pilot Course. How fast you finish is simple math. If you can take your checkride in 35-40 hours, and you fly 5-6 hours per week, you could finish in as little as 6 weeks. Of course, you have to study hard, pass your FAA written exam, and dedicate yourself to learning for optimal results, but your progress is up to you. Not everyone is on a career path to work for an airline, and we are happy to accommodate busy work or school committments with flexible scheduling.

What Can I Do with a Private Pilot License?

A FAA Private Pilot License allows you to fly throughout the United States and even internationally when you comply with the foreign country’s regulations. As a Private Pilot, you can carry passengers for fun but you can’t offer paid flight services. You can recoup operating expenses such as fuel and tie down fees from your passengers, but you cannot charge them for the flight. Completion of your Private Pilot License grants you the privilege of flying anywhere under 18,000 feet, during the day and night, and the luxury of flying instead of sitting in highway traffic for business or vacation. Your only real restrictions are clouds and weather. Inclement weather that restricts your visibility, such as dense fog or heavy rain, should be avoided until you complete your Instrument Rating. With the additional Instrument and Multi-engine ratings, you will be able to fly in most conditions that airline pilots do.

Private Pilot Training Details

During your Private Pilot Training, you will learn about airspace, how an aircraft works, how to perform basic maneuvers, radio communications with Air Traffic Control, takeoff procedures — and more importantly, how to land the aircraft, even in emergency situations. Like every successful pilot before you, it all begins with theoretical learning. Complete your ground school hours online or in a classroom setting with E-5 AVIATION FLIGHT ACADEMY.

Take advantage of simulator training to practice at a reduced cost. Make mistakes on the ground, learn from them, and try it again without the fear of being in the air. Listen to ATC communication as often as you can and practice your own responses. If English is your second language, E-5 AVIATION FLIGHT ACADEMY uses simulator time to not only practice your flying skills, but role play with your Instructor as ATC. Once you and your Flight Instructor are feeling confident with your performance in the simulator you’re ready for the aircraft.

You will complete the required minimum practical training as outlined in the Part 141 or Part 61 table above in preparation for your check ride. A huge training milestone will be your first solo flight, where you will have your first chance to fly by yourself. Your Flight Instructor will ensure you have mastered the necessary theoretical and practical skills necessary to pass your check ride with a designated FAA examiner, and will provide you with an endorsement for your Private Pilot License check ride to be scheduled.

The check ride consists of a verbal/oral exam in which you are asked questions about your theoretical knowledge, and a flight exam to assess your skill level. You will be immediately notified if you have passed your Private Pilot License check ride or if you need to re-take a portion after some more practice. At E-5 AVIATION FLIGHT ACADEMY, we maintain a 92% first-time pass rate for Private Pilot Course checkrides. You will be issued a printed temporary Private Pilot License until your physical card license is processed by the FAA and shipped to you in the mail.

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E-5 AVIATION FLIGHT ACADEMY offers you many ways to finance your training. We encourage you to consider these loan opportunities to help get your financing in place.


M1 Student Visa

E5 Flight Academy is a SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) approved flight school. The Academy is authorized under federal law to enroll International Students and Permanent Residents who are not citizens of The United States.

In accordance with SEVIS, the M1 Student Visa is issued only for those students who study flight training enrolled in the following Part 141 Courses: Private Pilot, Instrumental Rating, Commercial Pilot, Professional Pilot Program.  A students curriculum may be permitted to change to Part 61 at any time during the program if Part 141 rules have not been met.

The cost to issue the I-20 form and to post it is $500 (non-refundable).

Additional deposit of $1000 for student account is required (refundable in case your visa application is denied). $1000 will be available after you start your training.