Flight School

We've Got Your Wings

Whether your goal in becoming a pilot is to fly for fun, take family trips to far away destinations, or fly professionally for an airline or other business, you can realize your goals at Jefferson City Flying Service. We provide all of the following flight training:

  • Private pilot certificate
  • Instrument rating
  • Commercial pilot certificate
  • Multiengine add-on rating
  • Certified flight instructor (CFI)
  • Certified flight instructor – instrument (CFII)
  • Multiengine flight instructor (MEI)
  • Fixed-wing add-on ratings for helicopter pilots
  • Biennial flight review (BFR)
  • Instrument proficiency check (IPC)
  • Various other needs

 

Our Flight School

Flight training is conducted primarily under FAR Part 141. This means that you are able to earn your ratings with less flight time than is normally required under FAR Part 61. We use the Cessna/King Schools syllabi for the private, instrument, and commercial training.

A typical flight lesson goes about two hours. You will arrive at the airport and meet with your instructor for a preflight briefing which will go 10-15 minutes, fly the airplane for around an hour and a half, then conduct a post-flight debriefing of another 10-15 minutes.

We have a staff of knowledgeable flight instructors with various aviation experience backgrounds to help you achieve your goals. You will primarily work with one instructor, but our programs are designed to allow you to work with any instructor as necessary to most expeditiously continue your training.

 

Our Aircraft

We have seven different aircraft perfectly suited for all stages of flight training. From the Cessna 150 for initial training and time-building to the Beech Baron for the multiengine rating, you’ll find the aircraft you need here. Our aircraft are impeccably maintained in-house by our maintenance staff to ensure your safety. Almost all of them are ADS-B- and GPS-equipped to allow you to fly to any destination you may want and to provide the most modern instrument training available. GPS databases are kept current, and VOR logs are provided in each airplane to ensure they are always ready and legal for any flight you make.

For more information and pictures of our aircraft, see the Rental Aircraft page.

 

Getting Started

You can take an introductory flight to get your feet wet or you can jump right into your first lesson. On an intro flight, you will sit in the pilot’s seat and go up with an instructor for a 30 minute flight around the local area. During this time you will get to control the airplane and see how a typical flight lesson goes. The intro flight costs a flat rate of $100, and you can bring yourself and up to two other people if you desire.

Call us today to speak with a flight instructor for more information and to schedule your first flight!

 

Training Costs

Click on any of the following flight school courses for breakdown of cost.

Please note that sales tax is charged for airplane rental and material only. Payments can be made using cash, check, or credit card, and payments can be made after each lesson or deducted from an account paid in advance. Average lessons are approximately 2.0 hours. 

The Private Pilot Certification Course

The Private Pilot Certification Course allows the pilot to use an airplane for his/her pleasure, recreation, or business trips. As a Private Pilot you may not charge for your services. However, you may share the expenses of renting or operating an airplane with your passengers on a share-and-share-alike basis.

 

Once certified as a private pilot, certain easy currency requirements come into effect. Every 90 days you must make 3 take-offs and 3 landings in order to carry passengers. In addition to the 90 day rule, every pilot must complete a short required training review flight every 2 years. For a private pilot, a medical exam is required every 2 - 5 years dependent upon age.

 

The Private Pilot Course offered by Jefferson City Flying Service could be completed in as little as 60 days. On the average and at a leisurely pace expect to complete this program in 6 months (26 weeks). However, there is no time restriction as to how long a student takes to complete their training. Your training is set up to whatever best fits your schedule and financing.

 

The FAA Part 141 minimums are 35 flight hours, however, we have priced this course using a national average of 55 flight hours.  Each individual student will complete this course based on their skills and proficiency.  The following price list contains approximate costs to obtain a private pilot certificate.

  • 55 hours Piper PA-28 (Warrior) at $135.00 per flight hour - $7,425.00
  • 35 hours of flight instruction time at $55.00 - $1,925.00
  • 30 hours of ground instruction time at $55.00 - $1650.00
  • Cessna private pilot kit - $384.00
  • Written test fee (paid to testing center) - $150.00
  • Medical examination (paid to doctor, average) - $170.00
  • Final flight test fee (paid to FAA examiner) - $500.00

Total is $12,204.00

The Commercial Pilot Certification Course

In the Commercial Pilot Course students will explore the limits of the airplane and learn to safely operate it in order to ensure the safety of their passengers and cargo. The commercial pilot certificate will allow you to fly for compensation or hire under the employment of a business operating aircraft.

 

Training under Part 141 regulations, the student is required to have a minimum of 190 total hours of flight time with 10 of the hours in a complex airplane. Additionally, at least a 2nd class medical certificate is required to act as a commercial pilot.

 

The Commercial Pilot Course offered by Jefferson City Flying Service could be completed in as little as 90 days. On the average and at a leisurely pace expect to complete this program in 9 months (39 weeks).  However, there is no time restriction as to how long a student takes to complete their training. Your training is set up to whatever best fits your schedule and financing.

 

The FAA Part 141 minimums are 120 flight hours, however, we have priced this course using a national average of 130 flight hours.  Each individual student will complete this course based on their skills and proficiency.  The following price list contains approximate costs to obtain a Commercial Pilot License.

  • 130 hours Piper PA-28 (Warrior) at $135.00 per flight hour - $17,550.00
  • 10 hours Piper PA-28RT (Arrow) at $159.00 per flight hour - $1,590.00
  • 55 hours of flight instruction time at $55.00 - $3,025.00
  • 35 hours of ground instruction time at $55.00 - $1,925.00
  • Cessna commercial pilot kit - $384.00
  • Written test fee (paid to testing center) - $150.00
  • Medical examination (paid to doctor, average) - $170.00
  • Final flight test fee (paid to FAA examiner) - $500.00

Total is $25,294.00

The Instrument Rating Course

The Instrument Rating will permit you to operate a single-engine airplane in the environment of instrument flight rules (IFR). While most flying is done on top of cloud layers, in blue skies and sunshine, the instrument pilot is prepared for flight in the clouds from take-off to the touchdown. Similarly to private pilot, certain currency requirements come into effect after earning your Instrument Rating. You will need to make six instrument approaches and a holding pattern every six months to remain current to act as Pilot in Command in under instrument flight rules.

 

The Instrument Rating Course offered by Jefferson City Flying Service could be completed in as little as 45 days. On the average and at a leisurely pace expect to complete this program in 5 months (21 weeks).  There is no time restriction as to how long a student takes to complete their training. Your training is setup to whatever best fits your schedule and financing.

 

The FAA Part 141 minimums are 35 flight hours, however, we have priced this course using a national average of 45 flight hours.  Each individual student will complete this course based on their skills and proficiency.  The following price list contains approximate costs to obtain an instrument rating.

  • 45 hours Piper PA-28 (Warrior) at $135.00 per flight hour - $6,075
  • 45 hours of flight instruction time at $55.00 - $2,475.00
  • Cessna instrument kit - $384.00
  • Written test fee (paid to testing center) - $150.00
  • Final flight test fee (paid to FAA examiner) - $500.00

Total is $9,584

The Multiengine Add-On Rating Course

 

Jefferson City Flying Service has obtained a Beech 55 Baron to use for multiengine training. It is currently being painted and will be available for training soon.

 

In the Multiengine Rating Add-on Course students will learn to safely fly airplanes with more than one engine and to manage the more complex systems of multiengine airplanes. Students will also earn the complex and high-performance endorsements in this course.

 

The multiengine rating can be added to either an existing private or commercial pilot certificate, but adding the rating to the commercial will allow the students to fly for compensation or hire in multiengine airplanes.

 

The Multiengine Rating Add-on Course offered by Jefferson City Flying Service could be completed in as little as two weeks. On the average expect to complete this program in two to three weeks.  However, there is no time restriction as to how long a student takes to complete their training. Your training is set up to whatever best fits your schedule and financing.

 

There is no minimum training time requirement to meet for the multiengine rating add-on; each individual student will complete this course based on their skills and proficiency. This course will be priced based on 12 hours of flight time, however, the training could be completed in as little as 8-10 hours. Additionally, there is no FAA written exam requirement.

  • Price breakdown coming soon!

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