Wells Aircraft, Inc. Branson West
(417) 272-3921
393 Aero Drive
Branson West, MO 65737

General Information

Learn the freedom of flight in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk. Total cost of a Private Pilot certificate consists of aircraft rental, the instructor's flight time, ground instruction, study materials, a medical certificate, and test fees.

The standard rate for the Wells Cessna 172 SP is currently $165.00 per Hour. The instructor's rate is $70.00 per Hour for dual time (in the air), and $60.00 per Hour for ground instruction.



Minimum Private Certificate Costs

  Description Qty Cost Total
Aircraft Rental 40 hours $165.00/Hour $5,000.00
Dual (flight) instruction 20 hours $70.00/Hour $1,100.00
Ground School 20 hours $60.00/Hour $800.00
Study Materials   $300.00 $300.00
Written Test Fee   $155.00 $155.00
Flight Test Fee   $350.00 $350.00
Total $7,400.00

Prices subject to change. Pricing current as of May 31, 2018.

The above costs are minimum required to complete a Private Pilot Certificate. The national average flight experience required for the exam is 55 hours of flight time. The estimated average cost for the certificate is usually between $9,500.00 and $9,970.00.

Financing for your flight instruction may be available. Contact Wells for more information.


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