Class Starts dates May 1, June 5, August 1, & September 5

Finance Pilot Training

Finance Pilot Training

What are the costs you have to finance pilot training?

The professional pilot career program costs 

  • $59,995 plus ground school materials, checkrides and tests and living expenses.
  • With our $10,000 Scholarship it’s $49,995.
  • $1,500 down payment to hold your spot in class. $500 is for processing and $1000 toward ground school and books and uniforms.
  • The amount to bring the first day of class is only the $13,995 for the private pilot module or the cost for the program that your starting.
  • This is the best offer in the industry for real private to commercial and CFI training!
  • The program takes about 12 to 15 months to complete.
  • Fly as often as possible to maintain the level of competency needed to stay proficient.
  • The Guaranteed Instructor job base pay is $37,000 with bonuses and other cash incentives and full benefits (about $52k a year).
  • CFI job works so you can accumulate the required airline pilot hours.
  • VT AAA also takes the initiative to connect you with one of our regional airline partners.

Payments due for each module before the checkride.

  • Private Pilot License costs $13,585
  • Instrument rating cost $9,880
  • Commercial Pilot License cost $26,345
  • Multi Engine Add-on cost $5,715
  • CFI training  costs $4,880

Drone (Small UAS) Pilot Career costs and details to help Finance Pilot Training.

  • The cost is $17,085 plus and living expenses.
  • About six months of living expenses at $800 a month for corporate housing, $1000 a month to cover other costs and a one-time $2,500 cost for ground school.
  • This does include the private license program and trains you for the Remote pilot certificate.
  • There is also an interview set up with bridge partners such as HUVR for hiring future drone pilots!

You should finance the amount you need to pay for school and also living expenses!

Here are options that we can recommend

Finance pilot training with VA Funding 

VA FAQ for Post 911 GI Bill 

Loans as a way to Finance Pilot Training!

There are many organizations that can supply a loan to finance your pilot training!

You can go to your bank or your parent’s bank and get a personal loan.
You should finance the amount you need to pay for school and also living expenses!


The Aspire Credit Union

More Information on the pilot life including pilot financing at

2016 AOPA 

You can also find helpful information on Welcome to the Aviation Schools Online network

Lending Tree for personal loans.  This link gives you a chance to compare lenders.LendingTree offers people considering flight school the possibility to receive personal loan offers from multiple lenders with a single form. The interest rates on these loans are almost always lower than credit cards and most people receive the money directly in their bank accounts within a matter of days. Even if consumers don’t choose one of the offered loans, LendingTree’s service is completely free and will help them comparison shop with other financing services.


VT AAA $10,000 Scholarship for CFI Professional Pilot Program 830.423.4664 for details.

Other organizations with Pilot Scholarships:

National Business Aviation Association
Women in Aviation, International
National Air Transportation Foundation
Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals
Airline Pilots Association
The Ninety-Nines, Inc
Federal Aviation Administration
Aviation Scholarships
General Scholarships
NGPA Scholarship



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