Training Aircraft

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This page maintains an informal listing of aircraft that are accessible for Freelance Student Pilots.  It also summaries important considerations for pilot training costs and requirement.

 

It is important to remember that Private Pilot students must be an aircraft owner, while Advanced training students (those who already have a Private Pilot Licence) can training on any third-party aircraft.

The Cost of Aircraft Fuel

The costs of fuel consumption is reasonably predictable, and is readily searchable on the web (name the aircraft type and search "fuel burn").  Typically it is based on the aircraft burn rate at 75% power (normally used for cruise), and is presented in US Gallons (as the US is typically the source of training aircraft manufacturing).  Note that aircraft rentals and shared ownerships typically pay an hourly rate that does not include fuel consumed--referred to as the "dry rate", so pilots have to pay separately for the refueling of the aircraft tanks after their flights.  Below are some approximate estimates of hourly fuel costs for typical training aircraft:

 

Resources on Aircraft Ownership

Local Aircraft Opportunities

It is important to remember that Private Pilot students must be an aircraft owner, while Advanced training students (those who already have a Private Pilot Licence) can training on any third-party aircraft.

Aircraft available for Private Pilot or Advanced Students:

 

Langley Airport Opportunity

Partner opportunities for both C-172 and Piper Cherokee based at Langley Airport.  Contact us for additional information.

Aircraft available for Advanced Students Only:

 

Langley Airport Opportunity

Three aircraft are ready to be used by advanced students.  These aircraft are listed with a local club at Langley Airport, and are maintained by a local AMO (certified by Transport Canada for commercial aircraft Maintenance).  Here is the fleet:  a Cessna 150 ($80/hour dry), a Cherokee Warrior  ($90/hour dry), and a Cessna 172 "Straight Tail" ($100/hour dry).

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