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updated November 25, 2013

Tuition & Fees - FAA

Bristow Academy reserves the right to adjust the prices at any time.  Bristow Academy will give 30 days notice of any rate changes.  All prices are in US dollars. Prices effective April 1, 2013. Fuel surcharges may be imposed due to the inflating cost of fuel, oil, and other petroleum products. Printable Version

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FAA Courses

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FAA COURSES


STUDENT FLIGHT RATE

FLIGHT RATES PER HOUR
300CBi/R22 Dual Instruction VFR $305.00
300CBi/R22 Solo Rental VFR $257.00
300CBi/R22 Instrument Instruction $330.00
300CBi External Load Instruction $310.00
R44 External Load Instruction $505.00
Bell 206 JetRanger $955.00
Robinson R44 with G500 Glass Cockpit $495.00
Simulator $148.00
Simulator Bell 206 $178.00

 

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INSTRUCTION RATES

INSTRUCTION RATES PER HOUR
Ground/Tutorial Instruction $48.00
Ground School Class Per Hour $10.00
Pre/Post Flight Briefing $48.00

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ADDITIONAL COSTS

Books and Equipment (Estimate) $750.00
FAA Medical Exam (Class II) $70.00
FAA Written Tests (Each)

$130.00

Student Registration Fee $150.00
FAA Examiner Checkride (Each) $600.00
FAA Examiner Checkride CFI course $800.00
Estimated Fuel Surcharge (per hour)  
-----300CBi n/a
-----R22 n/a
-----R44 n/a
-----Bell 206 n/a

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TRAINING COST EXAMPLES

The cost of each program is based on the hourly rates above.  The total cost of each program can vary significantly depending upon each individual’s aptitude. The training cost examples do not include any fuel surcharge.


PRIVATE PILOT PROGRAM

DESCRIPTION QTY  COSTS 
Dual Instruction 300CBi 33 $10,065.00
Solo Practice 11.4 $2,929.80
Tutored Instruction 10 $480.00
Ground School Class 140 $1,200.00
Pre/Post Flight Briefing 12.9 $619.20
Written Test 1 $130.00
Checkride Examiner’s Fee $600.00
Checkride Aircraft Rental 1.5 $385.50
Total Cost $16,409.50

(The cost of each program is based on the hourly rates above.  The total cost of each program can vary significantly depending upon each individual’s aptitude. The training cost examples do not include any fuel surcharge.)

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COMMERCIAL PILOT PROGRAM

These prices are in addition to the Private Pilot Program fee.  The cost and content of the Commercial Pilot Program will be reduced if the pilot takes additional training courses, such as Instrument and External Load, immediately after completion of the PPL(H).

DESCRIPTION QTY COSTS
Dual Instruction 20 $6,100.00
Solo Practice 75 $19,275.00
Instrument Instruction 10 $3,300.00
Tutored Instruction 10 $480.00
Pre/Post Flight Briefing 10 $480.00
Written Test 1 $130.00
Checkride Examiner’s Fee $600.00
Checkride Aircraft Rental 1.5 $385.50
Total Cost $30,750.50

(The cost of each program is based on the hourly rates above.  The total cost of each program can vary significantly depending upon each individual’s aptitude. The training cost examples do not include any fuel surcharge.)

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COMMERCIAL ADD-ON PROGRAM

For FAA Commercial/Instrument Rated Fixed-Wing Pilots

DESCRIPTION QTY COSTS
Dual Instruction 300CBi 31.5 $9,607.50
Solo Practice 10.5 $2,698.50
Ground School Class 140 $1,200.00
Pre/Post Flight Briefing 20.5 $984.00
Checkride Examiner's Fee $600.00
Checkride Aircraft Rental 1.5 $385.50
Books and Equipment $250.00
Total Cost $15,725.50

*The first 2 weeks of the Rotorcraft Ground School cover the necessary helicopter specific material.  The remainder of the necessary ground material can be covered in a one-on-one situation with the pilot’s primary helicopter flight instructor.

(The cost of each program is based on the hourly rates above.  The total cost of each program can vary significantly depending upon each individual’s aptitude. The training cost examples do not include any fuel surcharge.)

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FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR PROGRAM

DESCRIPTION QTY COSTS
Dual Instruction 300CBi 16 $4,880.00
Tutored Instruction 11 $528.00
Ground School Class 60 $600.00
Pre/Post Flight Briefing 2.2 $105.60
Written Tests 2 $260.00
Checkride Examiner’s Fee $800.00
Checkride Aircraft Rental 1.5 $385.50
Total Cost $7,559.10

(The cost of each program is based on the hourly rates above.  The total cost of each program can vary significantly depending upon each individual’s aptitude. The training cost examples do not include any fuel surcharge.)

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INSTRUMENT RATING PROGRAM

DESCRIPTION QTY COSTS
Dual Instruction (Hooded)* 25 $8,250.00
Simulator Training 10 $1,480.00
Tutored Instruction 10 $480.00
Ground School Class 68 $680.00
Pre/Post Flight Briefing 5 $240.00
Written Test 1 $130.00
Checkride Examiner’s Fee $600.00
Checkride Aircraft Rental 2 $564.00
Total Cost $12,424.00

***Some of these hours can be combined with Commercial training.

(The cost of each program is based on the hourly rates above.  The total cost of each program can vary significantly depending upon each individual’s aptitude. The training cost examples do not include any fuel surcharge.)

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CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTOR PROGRAM

DESCRIPTION QTY COSTS
Dual Instruction 5 $1,650.00
Tutored Instruction 10 $480.00
Written Test 1 $130.00
Checkride Examiner’s Fee $600.00
Checkride Aircraft Rental 2 $564.00
Total Cost $3,424.00

(The cost of each program is based on the hourly rates above.  The total cost of each program can vary significantly depending upon each individual’s aptitude. The training cost examples do not include any fuel surcharge.)

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INSTRUMENT ADD-ON

DESCRIPTION QTY COSTS
Dual Instruction (Hooded) 15 $4,950.00
Ground School Class 68 $680.00
Tutored Instruction 10 $480.00
Pre/Post Flight Briefing 5 $240.00
Checkride Examiner's Fee 1 $600.00
Checkride Aircraft Rental 2 $564.00
Books and Equipment $150.00
Total Cost $7,664.00

(The cost of each program is based on the hourly rates above.  The total cost of each program can vary significantly depending upon each individual’s aptitude. The training cost examples do not include any fuel surcharge.)

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EXTERNAL LOAD PROGRAM****

DESCRIPTION QTY COSTS
Dual Instruction 300CBi 15 $4,650.00
Ground School Class 8 $80.00
Tutored Instruction 2 $96.00
Pre/Post Flight Briefing 2 $96.00
Total Cost $4,922.00

(The cost of each program is based on the hourly rates above.  The total cost of each program can vary significantly depending upon each individual’s aptitude. The training cost examples do not include any fuel surcharge.)

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B206 TURBINE TRANSITION

DESCRIPTION QTY COSTS
Dual Instruction 6.4 $6,112.00
Tutored Instruction 10 $480.00
Pre/Post Flight Briefing 3.4 $163.20
Simulator Training 1.5 $267.00
Total Cost $7,022.20

(The cost of each program is based on the hourly rates above.  The total cost of each program can vary significantly depending upon each individual’s aptitude. The training cost examples do not include any fuel surcharge.)

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AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT LICENSE

DESCRIPTION QTY COSTS
Dual Instruction 300CBi 10 $3,050.00
Dual IFR Instruction 15 $4,950.00
Tutored Instruction 20 $960.00
Pre/Post Flight Briefing 5 $240.00
Written Test 1 $130.00
Checkride Examiner's Fee 1 $800.00
Checkride Aircraft Rental 2 $564.00
Total Cost $10,694.00

(The cost of each program is based on the hourly rates above.  The total cost of each program can vary significantly depending upon each individual’s aptitude. The training cost examples do not include any fuel surcharge.)

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PROFESSIONAL PILOT PROGRAM

The following show two example students.  In Option A, by combining courses, and by taking them in the optimum order, it is possible to maximize the flight hours and the total cost while maximizing your career opportunities.  Option B is the minimum necessary in order to be eligible for an entry level position in the helicopter industry. International students participating in the F-1 visa program must enroll in Option A to meet F-1 program requirements.

Option A (suggested)
Course Element

COURSE ELEMENT DUAL SOLO GROUND SIM
COST
Private Pilot 33 12.9 162.9 $16,409.50
Instrument Rating 25 2 83 10 $12,424.00
External Load 300CBi 15 12 $4,922.00
R44 Transition and SFAR Hours 25   10 $12,480.00
Commercial Pilot 10 19.2 12 $9,290.40
Flight Instructor 16 1.5 73.2 $7,559.10
Instrument Instructor 5 2 11 $3,424.00

Additional Costs
(books/equipment/uniform + FAA medical)

$820.00
Total Cost 129 37.6 364.1 10
$67,329.00
           

Certified Flight Instructors who wish to instruct in Robinson aircraft must meet the requirements of SFAR 73. To instruct in the R22 the pilot must have 200hrs total
time of which 50hrs are in the R22. To instruct in the R44 the pilot must have
200hrs total time of which 50hrs are in the R44 (the pilot may credit up to 25hrs in the R22 toward the 50hr requirement in the R44).

This course takes approximately 9-11 months to complete.

Option B (minimum)
Course Element

COURSE ELEMENT DUAL SOLO GROUND
COST
Private Pilot 33 12.9 162.9 $16,409.50
Commercial Pilot 30 66.5 20 $28,180.50
Flight Instructor 16 1.5 73.2 $7,559.10
Additional Costs
(books/equipment + FAA medical)
$570.00
Total Cost 79 80.9 256.1 $52,719.10

(The cost of each program is based on the hourly rates above.  The total cost of each program can vary significantly depending upon each individual’s aptitude. The training cost examples do not include any fuel surcharge.)

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