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Aviation Science (Pilot) Program Fees

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Aviation Science-Pilot

Private Pilot Flight (AVI-111)

FAA Minimum (30 Dual, 5 Solo)                
35 hours in Cessna 172   $8,000
Average Additional Hours                        
25 hours in Cessna 172   $4,000
50 hours Pre- & Post-Flight Briefings $4,000
Estimated Course Total: $16,000

Instrument Flight (AVI-114)

FAA Minimum (35 Dual)                
35 hours in Cessna 172   $8,400
Average Additional Hours                        
10 hours in Cessna 172   $2,400
10 hours Simulator $900
35 hours Pre- & Post-Flight Briefings $2,800
Estimated Course Total: $14,500

Intermediate Flight (AVI-218)

FAA Minimum (10 Dual, 55 Solo)                
65 hours in Cessna 172   $11,200.00
8 hours Pre- & Post-Flight Briefings $640.00
Estimated Course Total: $11,840.00

Commercial Flight (AVI-209)

FAA Minimum (55 Dual)                
30 hours in Cessna 172   $7,200
20 hours in Piper Arrow (all dual) $5,200
5 hours in Simulator $350.00
Average Additional Hours                        
45 hours Pre- & Post-Flight Briefings $3,600
Estimated Course Total: $16,350

Aviation Science- Helicopter

Private

No fixed wing (AVI 111-012)

Estimated Course Total: $18,000

Fixed wing add-on (AVI 111-013)

Estimated Course Total: $14,500

Instrument

No fixed wing  (AVI 114-012)

Estimated Course Total: $13,500

Fixed wing add on  (AVI 114-013)

Estimated Course Total: $8,500

Commercial:

No fixed wing and Instrument (AVI 209-012)

100 hours of R22 time: $35,000
Ground time $500
Estimated Course Total: $35,500

No fixed wing with Instrument (AVI 209-013)

60 hours of R22 time: $21,000
Ground time $250
Estimated Course Total: $21,250

Fixed wing add on (AVI 209-014)

35 hours of R22 time: $12,250
Ground time $250
Estimated Course Total: $12,500

Please note:  

  • Dutchess Community College is NOT responsible for any fees incurred over and above the course totals. Additional fees associated with additional hours a student may need to complete a course is the student’s responsibility to cover.

  • A student must pass and have a recorded grade for the current lab before they are allowed to register for the subsequent flight lab.