Flight School Cost & Pilot Training Tuition Information | VT-AAA

Upcoming Start Dates
September 9
October 7
October 14 - Houston's First Class!
Program Financing Available

Main Number (844) 584-7134
San Antonio area Locations
1806 Entrance Drive, New Braunfels, TX
West Houston (Opening October 2019)
Admissions Office (830)423-4664

Pilot School Tuition Cost

Tuition cost estimate $73,340

Announcing our new student loan program. Call (830) 423-4664 to get access!

This program also offers a tuition reimbursement from our bridge partners airlines for up to $11,000 back once you become an airline employee. 

Call Admissions at (830)423-4664 for details on the application and the cost to become a pilot.

The VT AAA Professional Pilot Career program takes you from:

 Zero to Commercial Pilot License and Certified Flight Instructor in 12 to 15 Months. 

Zero Experience to regional Airline Pilot in Just Two Years!

 VT AAA is your airline, cargo, or any other pilot career solution with benefits such as:

  • Private through Commercial Multi-Engine with CFI training program
  • Airline-Oriented Training from Day One
  • A true estimate of Pilot Training Cost in a realistic Time Frame
  • Pilot Recruiting Events During Training every month with our regional airline bridge program partners
  • Guaranteed Instructor job – your path to Reach Airline Minimums
    Earning up to $42,000 annually PLUS airline tuition reimbursement opportunities based on interviews and which airline. Starting pay is $ 32k.
  • $11,000 in Airline Sponsored Flight School Tuition reimbursement from many regional airlines. Plus many other incentives
  • Please call us to learn more about the differences between each regional airline’s hiring incentives. Recent incentives include in some cases higher tuition reimbursement and bonus sign on that just about reimburse you for your training.

Your Flight Training Course Includes

  • Private Single Engine & Instrument Rating
  • Commercial Multi & Instrument Rating
  • Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) rating 
  • 255 Hours Logged Flight Time
    • 90 Hours Single-Engine Instruction & Flight Checks
    • 20 Hours Multi-Engine Instruction & Flight Checks
    • 50 Hours Simulator (FTD)
    • 120 Commercial
  • 270 required hours for training with 255 hours logged flight time

The professional pilot career program costs 

  • $73,340 plus ground school materials, checkrides, pre and post flight instructor briefings, and tests
  • $2,500 down payment to hold your spot in the class. $1500 is for processing and $1000 toward your flight training. Please refer to the Refund Policy for information about refunds.
  • This is the best offer in the industry for real private pilot licenses 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 $32,000 with bonuses and other cash incentives and full benefits (about $52k total 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 or any other regional airline or private airline.

What’s Not Included in the Price estimate. 

VT AAA ’s estimate includes flight training in excess of FAA Part 141 minimums to provide a realistic amount of training required by most pilots. It is based industry average flight time it takes to finish the program. Logged flight times may vary for each student and you should add 10% cost due to flight check times, and other considerations. This estimate doesn’t include the 30 minutes (pre and post flight) of a briefing per flight.

The following additional costs are not included in your fixed price:

  • Examiners’ fees of approximately $2,500 (paid in cash to the examiner)
  • iPad, Headset, Flight Bag & other pilot gear that you will need (purchased separately)
  • Third Party iPad Apps

Two ways to submit your application.

  • Speak with a VTAAA admissions representative, for questions or more guidance. 830-423-6446
  • Fill out the online application.

2018 Bridge Partner’s example

ExpressJet: preferred school program.

Interview early for a conditional job offer, Guaranteed Job after program completion, mentorship by an ExpressJet pilot, special perks, and programs exclusively available to PSP including internships. ExpressJet PSP

Requirements: Join the PSP program, complete PSP testing after earning your instrument rating and receive a conditional job offer, Maintain good grades and a clean record, Gain experience as a CFI to meet your ATP or R-ATP required hours, complete an application at expressjet.com/apply when you’re within six months of reaching our minimums.

We also have partnerships with Trans State Airlines, Republic Airlines, SkyWest, Compass, and GoJet.

To learn more about the bridge partners perks, pay, routes and Homebase locations, call our admissions office.

Two ways to submit your application to VT AAA today!

  • Speak with an AAA admissions representative, for questions or more guidance. 830-423-6446
  • Fill out the online application

2018 Flight Training Scholarship information link

2018 AOPA scholarship page


VA Funding Disclaimer:

All students, including those seeking to fund from the VA, are responsible for paying their own flight school costs. It is also each students’ responsibility to pay on time to keep their flight account up to date.

If a student is attending more than one training or school program it is up to the student to inform VT AAA. Students will be held accountable for all costs incurred.

If VT AAA is the primary training program VT AAA cannot start training before the VA funding arrives unless the student.

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