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All flight instruction and ground school is
one-on-one with qualified instructors using Jeppesen Learning Materials, which are included under Pilot Supplies below. Formal ground school (class style) is also available, see our ground school page.

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A typical flight lesson lasts 1-2 hours with ground school conducted before each flight lesson (with homework assignments). 
The average cost for each lesson is 
between $165 - $200 dollars for airplanes and $275 - $350 for helicopter.

If you train twice a week you should complete your rating in 20-30 weeks.

Total cost for a Private Pilot airplane rating may range from $4,500-$7,000 and $7,000 - $10,,000 dollars for helicopters.
Financing is available (see below).

There is no age requirement to begin training. You need to be 16 years of age to solo the aircraft (fly by yourself) and 17 years of age to obtain a Private Pilot rating.

You will also need to get a medical certificate to fly solo. We can recommend a Aeronautical Medical Examiner for you. If you are in good health you will have no problems. High blood pressure, diabetes and cancer diagnosis can be a problem. Please refer to the FAA website for more details.

A Private Pilot single engine land rating allows you and your family to fly almost anywhere in the world in good weather. 

If you weigh less than 160lbs, you can train in the Cessna.
If you weigh more you can train in the PA28 Cherokee's.  
The Robinson helicopter has a weight limit of 245lbs. per seat.
(Pilot requirements can be found at the bottom of this page)

 

          To start your training you need to bring the following:


                                          1.
Unexpired U.S. Passport 

                                                             or 

                                       Original U.S. birth certificate

                                                            and

                              a U.S. Government issued I.D. (drivers license).


                             2. Foreign students please see our T.S.A. page


                                   3. A desire to learn and
have fun!!!


                                                      That's it...


Airplane Private Pilot Rating:

A Private Pilot single engine land license allows you and your family to fly any single engine land airplane almost anywhere in the world in good weather. 
(All prices U.S. and subject to change without notice)

Piper PA28
40hrs. @ $116.00hr.* 
$4,640.00
Flight Instruction
20hrs. @ $47.00hr.
$   940.00
Pilot Supplies (Kit)
Jeppesen Learning Materials
$   275.00
Ground School
10hrs. @ $47.00hr. 
$   470.00

Total Cost: PA28

 

Cost/Hrs. estimated only as you may require additional training


$6,325.00
(* Indicates block rate)
Pricing revised 06/27/2015

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(Maximum deposits of $1000 are excepted and
refunds are given at a maximum of $500) 



Airplane Instrument Rating:

An Instrument rating allows you and your family to fly any single engine land airplane almost anywhere in the world in bad weather. 
(All prices U.S. and subject to change without notice.)

Piper PA28
30hrs. @ $116.00hr.* 
$3,480.00

Cat II IFR Simulator

10hrs. @ $39.00hr

$   390.00

Flight Instruction
20hrs. @ $47.00hr. 
$   940.00
Pilot Supplies (Kit)
Jeppesen Learning Materials
$  100.00
Ground School
10hrs. @ $47.00hr. 
$  470.00

Total Cost: PA28




Cost/Hrs. estimated only as you may require additional training


$5,380.00

(*Indicates block rate)

 
Airplane Commercial Rating:

A U.S. Commercial Pilot single engine land rating allows you to be compensated (paid) to fly passengers in any single engine land airplane almost anywhere in the world.
(All prices U.S. and subject to change without notice.)

Mooney Mark-20B
10hrs. @ $143.00hr*
$1,430.00
Flight Instruction
10hrs. @ $47.00hr
$   470.00
Pilot Supplies (Kit)
Jeppesen Learning Materials
$   100.00

Ground School

 

5hrs. @ $47.00hr

 

$   235.00

 

Total Cost

 

Cost/Hrs. estimated only as you may require additional training

$2,235.00

 

 

 

Initial Flight Instructor Rating (CFI):
(All prices U.S. and subject to change without notice.)

Mooney Mark-20B
10hrs. @ $143.00hr*
$1,430.00
Flight Instruction
10hrs @ $47.00hr
$ 470.00
Pilot Supplies (Kit)
Jeppesen Learning Materials
$ 100.00

Ground School

 

40hrs. @ $47.00hr (yes...40 hrs. is typical)

 

$ 1880.00

 

Total Cost

 

Cost/Hrs. estimated only as you may require additional training

$3,880.00

 


Spin Training/Endorsement:
(All prices U.S. and subject to change without notice.)

Cessna 150
1.5hrs. @ $94.00hr.
$141.00

Flight Instruction

1.5hrs. @ $47.00hr.

$70.50

Ground School

1hr. @ $47.00hr.

$47.00

Total Cost

Cost/Hrs. estimated only as you may require additional training

$258.50

Instrument Flight Instructor Rating (CFII):
(All prices U.S. and subject to change without notice.)

Piper PA-28
10hrs. @ $116.00hr*
$ 1120.00
Flight Instruction
10hrs @ $47.00hr
$ 470.00
Pilot Supplies (Kit)
Books and Supplies
$ 100.00

Ground School

5hrs. @ $47.00hr

$ 175.00

Total Cost

Cost/Hrs. estimated only as you may require additional training

$1,905.00

Pinch Hitter Course:
 
Let us teach your partner to handle the aircraft, gain confidence or handle medical emergencies on your behalf (course includes radio work, how to claim an emergency, basic navigation, approach and landing)
(All prices U.S. and subject to change without notice.)

Piper PA28
5hrs. @ $116.00hr*
$ 580.00

Flight Instruction

5hrs @ 47.00hr.

$ 235.00

Total Cost Cessna 150
 
 
Total Cost PA28

Cost/Hrs. estimated only as you may require additional training

Cost/Hrs. estimated only as you may require additional training

$ 815.00

Do you have a 709 ride with the FAA?
Below is a estimate of hours needed to prepare you for the checkride.
DuBois Aviation as prepared many pilots for a 709.
(All prices U.S. and subject to change without notice.)

Piper PA-28
5hrs. @ $116.00hr*
$ 580.00
Flight Instruction
5hrs @ $47.00hr
$ 235.00
Pilot Supplies (Kit)
Books and Supplies
$ 30.00

Ground School

5hrs. @ $47.00hr

$ 235.00

Total Cost

Cost/Hrs. estimated only as you may require additional training

$ 1,080.00

Flight Instruction Rates:
 (All prices U.S. and subject to change without notice.)

One on one ground Instruction before or after flight
$47.00hr.
Flight Instruction in school aircraft
Flight Instruction in school helicopter
Flight Instruction in school multi-engine aircraft
$47.00hr.
$55.00hr.
$55.00hr.
Instruction in owners aircraft (includes $250,000 hull coverage )
$75.00hr.
Headsets available for $2.00 day
 

 
Requirements:

The following Aeronautical experience is required to obtain a U.S. Private Pilot Certificate:

40 hours total flight time

20 hours of dual training

10 hours of solo flight

3 hours of dual cross-country flight training

3 hours of dual night flight training

One night dual cross-country flight of over 100 nautical miles total distance

10 night takeoffs and 10 night landings to a full stop with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern at an airport

3 hours of flight training on the controls and maneuvering of an airplane solely by reference to instruments, including straight and level flight, constant airspeed climbs and descents, turns to a heading, recovery from unusual flight attitudes, radio communications and the use of navigation systems/facilities and radar services appropriate to instrument flight;

3 hours of flight training in preparation for the practical test, which must have been performed within 60 days preceding the date of the test

At least 5 hours of solo cross-country flight

One solo cross-country flight of at least 150 nautical miles total distance, with full-stop landings at a minimum of three points, and one segment of the flight consisting of a straight-line distance of at least 50 nautical miles between the takeoff and landing locations

Three solo takeoffs and three landings to a full stop with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern at an airport with an operating control tower

50 hours of cross country flight MUST BE COMPLETED to obtain your Instrument rating

 

 

 

The following Aeronautical experience is required to obtain a U.S. Commercial Pilot Certificate:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Be able to read, write, and converse fluently in English.
  3. Hold a current FAA medical certificate.
  4. Receive and log ground training from an authorized instructor or complete a home-study course, such as studying Commercial Pilot FAA Knowledge Test (and the related Gleim FAA Test Prep CD-Rom), and Pilot Handbook. Subjects include:
    1. FARs
    2. NTSB Part 830
    3. Aerodynamics
    4. Aviation weather
    5. Operation of aircraft
    6. Weight and balance
    7. Performance charts
    8. Effects of exceeding limitations
    9. VFR charts
    10. Navigation facilities
    11. Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM)
    12. Aircraft systems
    13. Maneuvers, procedures, and emergency operations in the airplane
    14. Night and high-altitude operations
    15. National airspace system
  5. Pass the FAA commercial pilot knowledge test with a score of 70% or better.
  6. Accumulate flight experience (FAR 61.129). You must log at least 250 hr. of flight time as a pilot that consists of at least:
    1. 100 hr. in powered aircraft, of which 50 hr. must be in airplanes
    2. 100 hr. as pilot in command flight time, which includes at least:
      1. 50 hr. in airplanes
      2. 50 hr. in cross-country flight of which at least 10 hr. must be in airplanes
    3. 20 hr. of training in the areas of operation listed in item 8. below, including at least:
      1. 10 hr. of instrument training of which at least 5 hr. must be in a single-engine airplane
      2. 10 hr. of training in an airplane that has a retractable landing gear, flaps, and controllable pitch propeller, or is turbine-powered
      3. One cross-country flight of at least 2 hr. in a single-engine airplane in day-VFR conditions, consisting of a total straight-line distance of more than 100 NM from the original point of departure
      4. One cross-country flight of at least 2 hr. in a single-engine airplane in night-VFR conditions, consisting of a straight-line distance of more than 100 NM from the original point of departure
      5. 3 hr. in a single-engine airplane in preparation for the practical test within the 60 days preceding the test
    4. 10 hr. of solo flight in a single-engine airplane training in the areas of operation required for a single-engine rating, which includes at least:
      1. One cross-country flight of not less than 300 NM total distance, with landings at a minimum of three points, one of which is a straight-line distance of at least 250 NM from the original departure point
        1. In Hawaii, the longest segment need have only a straight-line distance of at least 150 NM.
      2. 5 hr. in night-VFR conditions with 10 takeoffs and 10 landings (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport with an operating control tower
    5. Use our Commercial Pilot Flight Maneuvers and Practical Test Prep book for your first commercial flight lesson to your practical test. We outline and illustrate each flight maneuver you will perform during your flight training and explain the common errors associated with each maneuver.
  7. Hold an instrument rating or your commercial certificate will be endorsed with a prohibition against carrying passengers for hire on flights beyond 50 NM or at night.
  8. Demonstrate flight proficiency (FAR 61.127). You must receive and log training, and obtain a logbook sign-off (endorsement) from your CFI on the following areas of operation:
    1. Preflight preparation
    2. Preflight procedures
    3. Airport and seaplane base operations
    4. Takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds
    5. Performance maneuvers
    6. Ground reference maneuvers
    7. Navigation
    8. Slow flight and stalls
    9. Emergency operations
    10. High-altitude operations
    11. Postflight procedures
  9. Successfully complete a practical test, which will be conducted as specified in Gleim's Commercial Pilot Flight Maneuvers and Practical Test Prep.

The following Aeronautical experience is required to obtain a Instrument Rating:

A person who applies for an instrument rating must have logged the following:

At least 50 hours of cross-country flight time as pilot in command, of which at least 10 hours must be in airplanes for an instrument-airplane rating; and

A total of 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time on the areas of operation of this section, to include-

At least 15 hours of instrument flight training from an authorized instructor in the aircraft category for which the instrument rating is sought;

At least 3 hours of instrument training that is appropriate to the instrument rating sought from an authorized instructor in preparation for the practical test within the 60 days preceding the date of the test;

For an instrument-airplane rating, instrument training on cross- country flight procedures specific to airplanes that includes at least one cross-country flight in an airplane that is performed under IFR, and consists of-

(A) A distance of at least 250 nautical miles along airways or ATC-directed routing;

(B) An instrument approach at each airport; and

(C) Three different kinds of approaches with the use of navigation systems;

Use of flight simulators or flight training devices. If the instrument training was provided by an authorized instructor in a flight simulator or flight training device-

A maximum of 30 hours may be performed in that flight simulator or flight training device if the training was accomplished in accordance with Far part 142; or

A maximum of 20 hours may be performed in that flight simulator or flight training device if the training was not accomplished in accordance with Far part 142 

 

 

The following Aeronautical experience is required to obtain a U.S. Certified Flight Instructor Certificate:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Be able to read, write, and converse fluently in English.
  3. Hold a commercial or airline transport pilot (ATP) certificate with an aircraft rating appropriate to the flight instructor rating sought (e.g., airplane, glider).
    1. You must also hold an instrument rating to be a flight instructor in an airplane.
  4. Receive and log ground training (such as using Fundamentals of Instructing FAA Knowledge Test, Flight Instructor Flight Maneuvers and Practical Test Prep, and Pilot Handbook to learn
    1. Fundamentals of instructing (FOI)
    2. All other subject areas in which ground training is required for recreational, private, and commercial pilot certificates and for an instrument rating
  5. Pass both the FOI and the flight instructor knowledge tests with scores of 70% or better.
    1. You are not required to take the FOI knowledge test if you
      1. Hold an FAA flight or ground instructor certificate
      2. Hold a current teacher's certificate authorizing you to teach at an educational level of the 7th grade or higher
      3. Are employed as a teacher at an accredited college or university
  6. Demonstrate flight proficiency (FAR 61.187).
    1. You must receive and log flight and ground training and obtain a logbook endorsement from an authorized instructor on the following areas of operations for an airplane category rating with a single-engine class rating.
      1. Fundamentals of instructing
      2. Technical support areas
      3. Preflight preparation
      4. Preflight lesson on a maneuver to be performed in flight
      5. Preflight procedures
      6. Airport and seaplane base operations
      7. Takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds
      8. Fundamentals of flight
      9. Performance maneuvers
      10. Ground reference maneuvers
      11. Slow flight, stalls, and spins
      12. Basic instrument maneuvers
      13. Emergency operations
      14. Postflight procedures
    2. The flight instruction must be given by a person who has held a flight instructor certificate during the 24 months immediately preceding the date the instruction is given and who has given at least 200 hr. of flight instruction as a CFI.
    3. You must also obtain a logbook endorsement by an appropriately certificated and rated flight instructor who has provided you with spin entry, spin, and spin recovery training in an airplane that is certificated for spins and has found you instruction ally competent and proficient in those training areas, i.e., so you can teach spins.
    4. Use of Flight Instructor Flight Maneuvers and Practical Test Prep book from your first flight instructor lesson to your practical test. We outline and illustrate each flight maneuver you will perform during y our flight training.
  7. Successfully complete the flight instructor practical test, which will be conducted as specified in Gleim's Flight Instructor Flight Maneuvers and Practical Test Prep.

 


Du Bois Aviation
7601 Merrill Avenue
Building B-110  Hangar A,B&C
Chino, CA  91710

Mailing: 7000 Merrill Ave. #39
Chino, CA. 91710

Phone: (909) 597-6292

Office Hours: 
Summer - 9:00am - 8:00pm (Daily)
Winter  -  9:00am - 5:00pm (Daily)

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