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

Hesston College Aviation Flight Course Aviation Lab Fees*
(2019-20 year)
Avia 103 Private Pilot I
$6,400
Avia 104 Private Pilot II
$3,200
Avia 220 Instrument Flight I
$2,700
Avia 221 Instrument Flight II
$6,300
Avia 230 Commercial Flight I
$11,200
Avia 231 Commercial Flight II
$9,260
Avia 325 Mountain Flying
$1,900
Avia 332 Multi-Engine Land
$4,950
Avia 340 Flight Instructor – Airplane
$5,820
Avia 341 Flight Instructor – Instrument
$3,300
Avia 360 Airline Training Orientation Program (ATOP)
$975
Avia 432 Multiengine Experience
$6,000
Avia 432 Multiengine Experience
$6,000
Avia 470 Flight Instructor – Multiengine
$3,800
FAA Knowledge Test
$150
Dual Instruction – hourly rate
$45

* Aviation Lab Fees are based upon student averages, and are in addition to Hesston College’s tuition, room and board. Flight hours may vary depending upon student progress, additional instruction required, and changes in FAA requirements. Hours flown in excess of curriculum plan are charged at current rates.

Lab fees include aircraft rental, dual flight instruction and the FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) fee. Aviation textbooks and FAA knowledge tests are not included.

Hesston College Aviation’s flight training facility is open throughout the academic year to provide student instruction. Additional instructional opportunities may be available during the summer semester. Please contact Hesston College Aviation to schedule.

Community rates

Private Pilot

Hours Resource
Cost/hour
Total
46.5 Plane rental
$118.00
$5,487.00
1 Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD)
$75.00
$75.00
33 In-flight instruction
$45.00
$1,482.00
30 Ground instruction
$45.00
$1,350.00
1 Ground school
$225.00
$225.00
1 Knowledge exam
$150.00
$150.00
1 Checkride fee
$400.00
$400.00
1 Books and pilot supplies
$350.00
$350.00
Package price
$9,519.00

Instrument Rating

Hours Resource
Cost/hour
Total
25.5 Plane rental
$118.00
$3,009.00
17.5 AATD
$75.00
$1,312.50
40.5 In-flight instruction
$45.00
$1,822.50
37 Ground instruction
$45.00
$1,665.00
1 Ground school
$150.00
$150.00
1 Knowledge exam
$150.00
$150.00
1 Checkride fee
$400.00
$400.00
1 Books
$324.00
$324.00
Package price
$8,833.00

Commercial Pilot

Hours Resource
Cost/hour
Total
95.5 Plane rental
$118.00
$11,269.00
23.5 Plane rental – RG
$145.00
$3,407.50
8 AATD
$75.00
$600.00
59.5 In-flight instruction
$45.00
$2,618.00
31.5 Ground instruction
$45.00
$1,386.00
1 Ground school
$150.00
$150.00
1 Knowledge exam
$150.00
$150.00
1 Checkride fee
$400.00
$400.00
1 Books
$259.50
$259.50
Package price
$20,240.00

Multi Engine

Hours Resource
Cost/hour
Total
8 Plane rental – PA-30
$318.00
$2,544.00
6 AATD
$75.00
$450.00
12.5 In-flight instruction
$45.00
$562.50
13 Ground instruction
$45.00
$585.00
1 Checkride fee
$400.00
$400.00
1 Books
$50.00
$50.00
Package price
$4,591.50

Advanced Multi Engine

Hours Resource
Cost/hour
Total
19 Plane rental – PA-30
$318.00
$6,042.00
17 In-flight instruction
$45.00
$765.00
16 Ground instruction
$45.00
$720.00
1 Checkride fee
$400.00
$400.00
Package price
$7,927.00

Flight Instructor

Hours Resource
Cost/hour
Total
8.5 Plane rental
$118.00
$1,003.00
10.5 Plane rental – RG
$145.00
$1,522.50
5.5 AATD
$75.00
$412.50
21.5 In-flight instruction
$45.00
$967.50
22 Ground instruction
$45.00
$990.00
1 Ground school
$300.00
$300.00
2 Knowledge exam
$150.00
$300.00
1 Checkride Fee
$500.00
$500.00
1 Books
$209.39
$209.39
Package price
$6,204.89

Flight Instructor – Instrument

Hours Resource
Cost/hour
Total
7 Plane rental
$118.00
$826.00
8 AATD
$75.00
$600.00
12.5 In-flight instruction
$45.00
$562.50
14.5 Ground instruction
$45.00
$652.50
1 Knowledge exam
$150.00
$150.00
1 Checkride fee
$400.00
$400.00
1 Books
$30.00
$30.00
Package price
$3,221.00

Mountain Flying

Hours Resource
Cost/hour
Total
6 Plane rental – RG
$145.00
$870.00
10 In-flight and ground instruction
$45.00
$450.00
1 Meals and lodging
$250.00
$250.00
1 Books
$57.90
$57.90
Package price
$1,627.90

Additional Offerings

  • Airline training orientation program…$975
  • Survival training and physiology training…Free