Are there ongoing monthly fees associated with the membership? Does the membership become active immediately or after the first lesson is scheduled? What is the breakdown of cost/hr with instructor for ongoing lessons?
Brian asked on Apr 30, 2012
Hi Brian, Your membership will be activated at the time you enroll for Ground School or take your first flight. Many people know that they want obtain their pilot’s license after their very first flight. Others want to ‘try it out” to make sure that flying is something that they really want to continue with. The Package gives you the opportunity to do this with some great financial savings. Monthly dues will begin after you complete your 4th flight and tell us that you would like to continue training. The normal instructor rate is $72/hr. The amount of flight time (and total cost) required to obtain a pilots license is ultimately determined by your flying skill - not just the simple fulfillment of FAA minimum hourly requirements. The expectation and requirement is that you be a competent and safe pilot when you obtain your Private Pilot license. We recommend that you budget between $10-15,000 for all of your training costs, including aircraft rental.
Steve S. from Merchant replied on Apr 30, 2012