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Hourly Rates for Simulator and Airplane Rental* Walk-In* Pre-Pay Club*
Cessna 172R Skyhawk (1999 Model)
Garmin GTN650 GPSCOMM, KAP 140 Autopilot,
$225.00 $210.00
Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (2007 – 2012 Models)
G1000 Glass Cockpit, GFC700 Autopilot
$340.00 $290.00
Elite PI-135 Pro Panel III Professional BATD Flight Simulator
FAA Approved, Single Engine or Multiengine – including King Air B200 configuration, Baron 58, GTN 650, GTN 750, GNS 430 WAAS and GNS530 WAAS, Analog, EFIS or G500 Glass, WiFi for iPad providing full ForeFlight and Stratus II display information – Please see our aircraft and simulator page.
$135.00 N/A
Glass Cockpit Ramp Power Box
Using Skyhawk SP Airplane for Glass Cockpit Simulator
$85.00 N/A

An 8% state sales tax applies to all equipment rentals. A  $25.00/hour fuel surcharge may be applied when there is a significant fuel price increase from the fuel service providers.

High-Definition audio/video recordings of your flight lessons are provided at no additional cost.

*American Air (AAFT), in partnership with Lanier Flight Center (LFC), is providing professional flight training in a shared usage agreement using LFC’s Cessna and Piper fleet. The pre-pay and club discounts on the Cessna and Piper airplanes are with LFC when you pre-pay or join LFC’s club. The LFC pre-pay rate requires a $2,500 deposit and to maintain a minimum $250 credit balance with LFC.

Hourly Rates for Professional One-On-One Ground and Flight Instruction
Professional Ground and Flight Instruction $225.00

All instruction is given by Steve Shaner – Former FAA-Designated Pilot Examiner. Airline Transport Pilot, CFI, CFII, CFI Multiengine, Aerobatic and Tailwheel Pilot Instructor, over 53 years and 10,000 hours pilot experience.

Introductory Flight Lesson – In a Cessna 172, A full 1 hour in the airplane plus ground instruction: total cost: $1,250.00

Classroom Ground School (Does not include flight training hours or cost)
Private Pilot Ground Course (120 hours @ $225/hour one-on-one) $27,000.00 + books and materials
Instrument Pilot Ground Course (110 hours @ $225/hour one-on-one) $24,750.00 + books and materials
Commercial Pilot Ground Course (100 hours @$225/hour one-on-one)
$22,500.00 + books and materials

Hourly Rental Rates – Pilot Accessories
Bose A20 Headsets, Appario Stratus II ADS-B receiver $12.00/hour

LFC Club Membership
Club Initiation Fee $500.00
Monthly Club Dues $ 69.00

Club pre pay amount is $2,500.00. The rates shown here are significantly higher than most schools in the U.S.A. This reflects your investment in flying airplanes that are maintained to an exceptionally high standard and receiving exceptionally high quality training and customer service. The higher cost of training and aircraft rental with us provides you and your passengers with the highest level of safety available. Total course costs can vary by several thousand dollars from one student to another, depending on the course, the total hours a student needs to meet the standards, the weather and the frequency of attendance. Please contact us for course cost details. Rates are subject to change without notice. Transfer charges may apply on LFC aircraft. For solo airplane rental, pilots are required to have aircraft renter’s insurance ($250,000 liability with $40,000/passenger and $1,000 medical expense including crew, plus $40,000 non-owned hull damage each occurrence). You are welcome to come out and tour our facilities, see the aircraft, simulator and training materials we use and meet the instructor by appointment at no cost or obligation. Thank you for your interest in American Air Flight Training, Inc.