Aviation Course Fees

Rates for degree-seeking students and others enrolled in aviation courses for college credit.

Community rates (bottom of page) apply to those who seek flight training without college credit

  Course Fees
Knowledge Test Fee for Ground School (per test)
$150
Avia 102 Private Pilot
$8,800
Avia 220 Instrument Flight I
$2,500
Avia 221 Instrument Flight II
$5,850
Avia 225 Mountain Flying
$1,670
Avia 230 Commercial Flight I
$10,700
Avia 231 Commercial Flight II
$8,300
Avia 232 Multi-Engine
$4,620
Avia 240 Flight Instructor (FIA)
$4,750
Avia 241 Flight Instructor – Instrument (FIAI)
$3,000
Avia 260 Airline Training Orientation Program
$900
Avia 270 Advanced Multiengine
$7,370

Course fees include aircraft rental, instructor time and the FAA check-ride fee. They do not include the following:

  • Aviation textbooks (including charts and sectionals)
  • FAA knowledge tests for Ground School
  • Hesston College Aviation student pilot shirt
  • Headset
  • Extracurricular events (field trips, etc.)

When looking at financial aid options, please figure an additional $1,000 per semester for these items.

Hesston College Aviation flight training facility is open year around. Students are encouraged to fly during semester breaks and summer semester to help them complete their flight courses on time.

Course fees are based on student averages. Flight hours may very depending upon:

  • Individual student progress
  • additional requested ground instruction
  • students electing to fly outside of curriculum
  • approved changes in flight fee structure
  • changes in FAA requirements

Hours flown in excess of curriculum plan are charged at current rates.

Aviation rates are subject to changes in fuel cost or program revisions without notice.

Community rates

Private Pilot

Hours Resource
Cost/hour
Total
46.5 Plane rental
$112.00
$5,208.00
1 Flight training device (FTD)
$72.00
$72.00
33 In-flight instruction
$45.00
$1,482.00
30 Ground instruction
$45.00
$1,350.00
1 Ground school
$696.00
$696.00
1 Knowledge exam
$150.00
$150.00
1 Check ride fee
$350.00
$350.00
1 Books and pilot supplies
$350.00
$350.00
  Package price  
$9,658.00

Instrument Rating

Hours Resource
Cost/hour
Total
25.5 Plane rental
$112.00
$2,865.00
17.5 FTD
$64.00
$1,120.00
40.5 In-flight instruction
$45.00
$1,822.50
37 Ground instruction
$45.00
$1,665.00
1 Ground school
$696.00
$696.00
1 Knowledge exam
$150.00
$150.00
1 Check ride fee
$350.00
$350.00
1 Books
$324.00
$324.00
  Package price  
$8,992.50

Commercial Pilot

Hours Resource
Cost/hour
Total
95.5 Plane rental
$107.00
$10,218.50
23.5 Plane rental – RG
$135.00
$3,172.50
8 FTD
$64.00
$512.00
59.5 In-flight instruction
$44.00
$2,618.00
31.5 Ground instruction
$44.00
$1,386.00
1 Ground school
$696.00
$696.00
1 Knowledge exam
$150.00
$150.00
1 Check ride fee
$350.00
$350.00
1 Books
$259.50
$259.50
  Package price  
$19,362.50

Multi Engine

Hours Resource
Cost/hour
Total
8 Plane rental – PA-30
$259.00
$2,072.00
6 FTD
$64.00
$384.00
12.5 In-flight instruction
$44.00
$550.00
13 Ground instruction
$44.00
$572.00
1 Check ride fee
$350.00
$350.00
1 Books
$50.00
$50.00
  Package price  
$3,978.00

Advanced Multi Engine

Hours Resource
Cost/hour
Total
19 Plane rental – PA-30
$259.00
$4,921.00
17 In-flight instruction
$44.00
$748.00
16 Ground instruction
$44.00
$704.00
1 Check ride fee
$350.00
$350.00
  Package price

 

 
$6,723.00

Flight Instructor

Hours Resource
Cost/hour
Total
8.5 Plane rental
$107.00
$909.50
10.5 Plane rental – RG
$135.00
$1,417.50
5.5 FTD
$64.00
$352.00
21.5 In-flight instruction
$44.00
$946.00
22 Ground instruction
$44.00
$968.00
1 Ground school
$928.00
$928.00
2 Knowledge exam
$150.00
$150.00
1 Books
$209.39
$209.39
  Package price  
$6,030.39

Flight Instructor – Instrument

Hours Resource
Cost/hour
Total
7 Plane rental
$107.00
$749.00
8 FTD
$64.00
$512.00
12.5 In-flight instruction
$44.00
$550.00
14.5 Ground instruction
$44.00
$638.00
1 Knowledge exam
$150.00
$150.00
1 Check ride fee
$350.00
$350.00
1 Books
$30.00
$30.00
  Package price  
$2,979.00

Mountain Flying

Hours Resource
Cost/hour
Total
6 Plane rental – RG
$135.00
$810.00
10 In-flight and ground instruction
$44.00
$440.00
1 Meals and lodging
$250.00
$250.00
1 Books
$57.90
$57.90
  Package price  
$1,557.90

Additional Offerings

  • Airline training orientation program…$900
  • Survival training and physiology training…Free