International Students

A variety of FAA programs are available for international students and most can be individually tailored for each student. We can also help guide you with housing arrangements for you so your stay and training in the US goes smoothly.

You will need a TSA security clearance.  TSA charges $130 plus fingerprinting costs, and TakeFlight charges an additional $100 for processing TSA clearances.

Please contact us for specific estimates.

Private Pilot

Full Program 3-5 weeks:

Visa (B1/B2) $130
TSA security clearance $130 + fingerprints $99 $229
4 Weeks housing (does not include food, utilities, transportation) $800
1 Gleim Private Pilot Written Test Prep $70
1 FAA Medical Examination $80
3 Aviation Charts – Sectional, TAC, AFD $25
1 Jeppesen Private Pilot Kit $222
20 Hours Dual Instruction Piper Warrior $3040
20 Hours Solo Piper Warrior $2060
1 FAA Written Test $150
3 Hours Ground School – Practical Test Prep $135
1 FAA Check ride – examiner fee $450
1.5 Hours check ride aircraft rental $154

$7,545*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instrument Airplane

4-6 weeks

Commercial Pilot – Multi-engine

2-4 weeks

Visa B1/B2 $239
TSA security clearance + fingerprinting $130
4 Weeks housing (does not include food, utilities, transportation) $800
1 Gleim Commercial Pilot Written Test Prep $70
1 FAA Medical Examination $80
3 Aviation Charts – Sectional, TAC, AFD $30
1 Jeppesen Commercial Pilot Kit $140
20 Hours Dual Instruction Piper Seminole PA-44 $6080
1 FAA Written Test $150
3 Hours Ground School – Practical Test Prep $177
1 FAA Check ride – examiner fee $450
1.5 Check ride aircraft rental $353

$8,699*

A’ la carte sample rates:

Single engine airplane per hour $129
Single engine instruction per hour $52
Multi-engine airplane rental per hour $275
Multi-engine instruction per hour $73
Multi-engine rating from $1999
Multi-engine commercial pilot (20 hours twin airplane, 10 hrs ground, exam fees, more…) $7690
Instrument Rating (40 hours airplane, instructor) $7505
10 hours Time building Piper Warrior II – solo $1290
10 hours time buidling Piper Warrior II – shared $645
Housing estimated…. we do not provide housing $600-1000/mo

*This is a sample course for estimating training costs and includes the FAA Part 61 minimum required 40.0 hours of flight time (average students complete in about 50 hours) Housing is not provided by TakeFlight – this is an estimate only.

**TSA approval is required prior to beginning flight training. Usually takes about 2 weeks. A tourist/business visa is usually sufficient for most students – see FAQ section

*** Payments are on a pay as you go basis. You may pay incrementally as your training progresses! In other words, no large sums up front! A small deposit may be required if large blocks of airplane & instructor time are booked concurrently