Earn Your Professional Pilot’s License in Less Than a Year

Timeline and Tuition



Your pursuit of higher education is one of the most important investments you’ll make. And once you’ve decided to take your future to the next level, the first step in financing your education starts with exploring personal and family resources for funding your dreams. After you’ve identified your personal resources, the next step is to investigate financial aid opportunities, as well as other financial assistance programs that can supplement your financing.

Financing options available

CFA has student loan options available if you qualify. Please contact us directly at (619) 448-2212 to discuss these in detail.

Programs at California Flight Academy are broken up into 4 Phases as highlighted below:

FAA CommercialPilot Program - 192 hours*Hours 
Phase IPrivate Pilot License55$11,965
Phase IIInstrument Rating55$13,365
Phase IIIPre Commercial55$9,295
Phase IVCommercial Pilot License27$9,460

Additional Courses, Services and Fees are as follows:

Additional Expenses 
Total Additional Fees: $4,075
Medical Fee$125
Aircraft Deductible Fee$225
Head Set$125
Course Materials$1,005
FAA Written Exam Fees x 3$495
FAA Checkride Examiner Fees x 3$2,100
Grand Total$48,160

*Prices may vary depending on choice of aircraft and actual flight training hours. Prices above based upon a Cessna 152 and a Piper Warrior. An Ipad Air 2 with GPS and minimum memory of 64GB is required for training. You can purchase this at CFA when you arrive or you can bring one with you. There are no large deposits required by CFA, we just require $5,000 when you arrive to open your student account and then monthly payments of $5,000. To obtain additional information or clarification, please complete the Request Information Form above, or feel free to contact your Admissions Advisor at info@flycfa.com or call (619) 448-2212.

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