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Aviation 5 Flight Fees

Flight Fees

Flight fees are based on estimated usage of instructor time and planes and are listed below.  Specifically, flight fees cover aircraft rental and flight instructor compensation for the minimum flight hours required for each flight lab. These fees do not cover the cost of extra time (ET) flights necessary to progress to the next level of airmanship, mandatory flight insurance fees, the FAA written exam or the end-of-course (EOC) check-ride fees by an FAA Designated Pilt Examiner (DPE). At course end, final charges are adjusted to actual usage and may result in refunds or additional charges.

Private Pilot

AVN 161 – Private Pilot-SEL Ground $375.00
AVN 161A – Private Pilot-SEL Flight I $3,920.00
AVN 162A – Private Pilot-SEL Flight II $4,770.00
Total Private Pilot Fees $9,065.00

Instrument Rating

AVN 220 – Instrument Pilot SEL Ground $825
AVN 221A – Instrument Pilot SEL Flight I $3,018
AVN 222A – Instrument Pilot SEL Flight II $5,194
Total Instrument Rating $9,037
AVIATION FLIGHT MINOR ONLY TOTAL (Includes Private and Instrument Ratings) $18,102


AVN 300 – Commercial Pilot-Ground $375
AVN 301A – Commercial Pilot-SEL Flight I $5,572
AVN 302A – Commercial Pilot-SEL Flight II $4,320
AVN 303A – Commercial Pilot-SEL Flight III $5,028
AVN 304A – Commercial Pilot-SEL Flight IV $7,064
Total Commercial Fees $22,359


AVN 305 – Multi-Engine Ground $690
AVN 305A – Multi-Engine Flight $10,115
Total Multi-Engine Fees $10,805

Certified Flight Instructor

AVN 415 – CFI Ground $300
AVN 415A – CFI Flight $4,182
Total $ 4,482

Optional Instructor Ratings

AVN 421 – CFII/MEI Ground $175
AVN 421A – CFII SEL $3,060
AVN 423A – MEL $4,680


Requirements for being released to fly at the Central Kentucky Regional Airport include:
  1. Register for course
  2. Payment of course fees
  3. Proof of medical certificate
  4. Proof of flight insurance
  5. Original U.S. birth certificate or TSA approval
  6. Passing result on drug test

Degree Requirements***: $55,748

Additional Notes: 

  • The above course fees are in addition to regular tuition, housing, books, meals, etc.
  • Program Total does not include: $260.00 insurance fee per flight course (course ending in A), personal flight insurance, flight physical for Medical Certificate, navigation publications, FAA written exam or the end of course check ride by a FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) which currently range between $800-$1500.
  • For help in locating an approved flight-physical physician, visit “FAA Medical Examiner Locator
  • Fees are an estimate. Some students will require more flight time while others will take less.

There is also a printable copy of the current flight fees, if needed.


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Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-1014

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