Flight Training Courses

Sterling Flight Training is authorized to conduct flight training under Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) part 61 and part 141 for the following courses:

  • Private Pilot Certificate
  • Instrument Rating
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate
  • Multi-Engine Rating
  • Flight Instructor Certificate
  • Instrument Flight Instructor Rating
  • Multi-Engine Flight Instructor Rating, and
  • Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (part 61 only).

All flight training courses are offered on a standalone basis, and include the requisite ground training segments. You can also combine courses to create a complete professional pilot training program. Price estimates for all standalone courses are further outlined below. Aircraft prices are inclusive of the costs of fuel and oil.

The most cost effective approach to your pilot training is to determine your overall aviation goals and then formulate a plan of action before flight training begins. Since we do not collect any fees before services have been rendered, this approach can potentially result in substantial savings, regardless of the path you choose to take.
Sterling Flight Training has been approved for financing benefits from the Veterans Administration (VA). The VA will reimburse flight training students up to 60% of their flight and ground training costs for all courses, with the exception of the Private Pilot Certificate. Once the Private Pilot Certificate has been earned, VA benefits will apply.

Training Course Cost Estimates (Revised May 2017)

Private Pilot Certificate Training Course ASEL (part 61)

Cessna 172  40 hrs x 165.00 =  6600.00
Dual Instruction 30 hrs x 95.00 =  2,850.00
Ground Instruction 25 hrs x 95.00 = 2,375.00
Books and Supplies 400.00
Flight Physical 100.00
Written Examination 150.00
FAA Check Ride 400.00
Total estimated costs for Private Pilot Certificate = $12,875.00

Instrument Rating Training Course (part 141)

Cessna 172   35 hrs x 165.00 = 5,775.00
Dual Instruction 35 hrs x 95.00 = 3,325.00
Ground Instruction 30 hrs x 95.00 = 2,850.00
Books and Supplies 300.00
Written Examination 150.00
FAA Check Ride 400.00
Total estimated costs for Instrument Rating = $12,800.00

Commercial Pilot Certificate Training Course ASEL (part 141)

Cessna 172  110 hrs x 165.00 = 18,150.00
Arrow II 10 hrs x 195.00 =  1,950.00
Dual Instruction 55 hrs x 95.00 5,225.00
Ground Instruction 35 hrs x 95.00 3,325.00
Books and Supplies 150.00
Written Examination 150.00
FAA Check Ride 400.00
Total estimated costs for Commercial Pilot Certificate = $29,350.00

Multi Engine Rating Training Course AMEL(Part 61)

Grumman Cougar  15 hrs x 290.00 =  4,350.00
Dual Instruction 15 hrs x 95.00  = 1,425.00
Ground Instruction 5 hrs x 95.00 = 475.00
FAA Check Ride 400.00
Total estimated costs for Multi engine Rating = $6,650.00

Airline Transport Pilot Certificate Training Course AMEL (Part 61 Only)

Grumman Cougar 10 hrs x 290.00 =  2,900.00
Dual Instruction 10 hrs x 95.00 = 950.00
Ground Instruction 5 hrs x 95.00 = 475.00
Written Examination 150.00
FAA Check Ride 400.00
Total estimated costs for Airline Transport Pilot Certificate = $4,875.00

Flight Instructor Certificate Training Course (CFI – Initial)

Archer 15 hrs x 165.00 = 2,475.00
Arrow II 10 hrs x 195.00 =  1,950.00
Dual Instruction 25 hrs x 95.00 = 2,375.00
Ground Instruction 40 hrs x 95.00 = 3,800.00
Written Examinations 300.00
FAA Check Ride 400.00
Total estimated costs for CFI – Initial = $11,300.00

Instrument Flight Instructor Rating Training Course (CFII)

Archer 15 hrs x 165.00 =  2,475.00
Dual Instruction 15 hrs x 95.00 =  1,425.00
Ground Instruction 15 hrs x 95.00 = 1,425.00
Written Examinations 150.00
FAA Check Ride 400.00
Total estimated costs for CFII = $5,875.00

Multi engine Instructor Rating Training Course (MEI)

Grumman Cougar 10 hrs x 290.00 = 2,900.00
Dual Instruction 10 hrs x 95.00 = 950.00
Ground Instruction 5 hrs x 95.00 = 475.00
FAA Check Ride 400.00
Total estimated costs for MEI = $4,725.00