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SDSU Aviation Required Flight Charges

South Dakota State University 2018-2019 Required Flight Charges

Please note the cost listed is the projected costs for flight courses for the 2018-2019 school year.  Course costs are based on the average number of hours it takes a student to complete the course and varies based on student capacity and motivation.  Financial aid may be available to students who qualify, please discuss your options with the Financial Aid office at 605-688-4121.  Flight costs are in addition to tuition, room, and board.  When calculating the cost of your education, please use these numbers and NOT the minimum flight charges. 

 

AVIA 120 - Exploring Aviation 1 credit

Course Breakdown

  

Total Flight Charge

Flight Training Charge

  

$650

 

AVIA 171 – Introductory Flight I

Course Breakdown

Cost Per Hour

Average Hours

Total Flight Charge

Cessna - C172- Skyhawk

$189.00

40.0

$7,560.00

Cessna - C172- Skyhawk Instruction

$65.00

40.0

$2,600.00

Ground Instruction (Including Pre/Post)

$65.00

30.0

$1,950.00

FAA Knowledge exam (Private Pilot)

  

$150.00

Headset

  

$250.00

Training Materials

 

 

$250.00

Flight Training Charge

  

$12,510.00

 

 

 

AVIA 181 – Introductory Flight II

Course Breakdown

Cost Per Hour

Average Hours

Total Flight Charge

Cessna - C172- Skyhawk

$189.00

35.0

$6,615.00

Cessna - C172- Skyhawk Instruction/Ground

$65.00

30.0

$1,950.00

Ground Instruction (Including Pre/Post)

$65.00

35.0

$2,275.00

Advanced Aircraft Training Device (AATD)

$85.00

8.0

$680.00

Advanced Aircraft Training Device (AATD) Instruction

$65.00

8.0

$520.00

FAA Checkride (Private Pilot)

 

 

$600.00

Flight Training Charge

  

$12,640.00

 

AVIA 372 Professional Flight I

Course Breakdown

Cost Per Hour

Average Hours

Total Flight Charge

Cessna - C172- Skyhawk

$189.00

46.0

$8,694.00

Cessna - C172- Skyhawk Instruction

$65.00

46.0

$2,990.00

Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD)

$25.00

4.0

$100.00

Advanced Aircraft Training Device (AATD)

$85.00

8.0

$680.00

Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD) Instruction

$65.00

4.0

$260.00

Advanced Aircraft Training Device (AATD) Instruction

$65.00

8.0

$520.00

Ground Instruction (Including Pre/Post)

$65.00

25.0

$1,625.00

FAA Knowledge Exam (Instrument)

  

$150.00

FAA Checkride (Instrument)

 

 

$600.00

Flight Training Charge

  

$15,619.00

 

 

 

AVIA 377 – Professional Flight II

Course Breakdown

Cost Per Hour

Average Hours

Total Flight Charge

Cessna - C172- Skyhawk

$189.00

35.0

$6,615.00

Piper -  PA28R-201 - Arrow  III

$194.00

12.0

$2,328.00

Piper - PA44 - 180 - Seminole

$295.00

17.0

$5,015.00

Cessna - C172- Skyhawk Instruction

$65.00

35.0

$2,275.00

Piper -  PA28R-201 - Arrow  III Instruction

$70.00

12.0

$840.00

Piper - PA44 - 180 - Seminole Instruction

$70.00

17.0

$1,190.00

Advanced Aircraft Training Device (AATD)

$85.00

5.0

$425.00

Advanced Aircraft Training Device (AATD) Instruction

$65.00

5.0

$325.00

Ground Instruction (Including Pre/Post)

$65.00

25.0

$1,625.00

FAA Knowledge Test (Commercial)

  

$150.00

FAA Checkride (Commercial Single Engine)

  

$600.00

FAA Checkride (Commercial Multi Engine)

 

 

$700.00

Flight Training Charge

  

$22,088.00

 

AVIA 474 – Certified Flight Instructor I

Course Breakdown

Cost Per Hour

Average Hours

Total Flight Charge

Piper -  PA28R-201 - Arrow  III

$194.00

12.0

$2,328.00

Piper -  PA28R-201 - Arrow  III Instruction

$70.00

12.0

$840.00

Ground Instruction (Including Pre/Post)

$65.00

20.0

$1,300.00

FAA Knowledge Exam (FOI/CFI)

  

$300.00

FAA Checkride (Initial CFI)

 

 

$700.00

Flight Training Charge

  

$5,468.00

 

 

 

AVIA 475 – Certified Flight Instructor II

Course Breakdown

Cost Per Hour

Average Hours

Total Flight Charge

Cessna - C172- Skyhawk

$189.00

5.0

$945.00

Piper - PA44 - 180 - Seminole

$295.00

15.0

$4,425.00

Cessna - C172- Skyhawk Instruction

$65.00

5.0

$325.00

Piper - PA44 - 180 - Seminole Instruction

$70.00

15.0

$1,050.00

Advanced Aircraft Training Device (AATD)

$85.00

5.0

$425.00

Advanced Aircraft Training Device (AATD) Instruction

$65.00

5.0

$325.00

Ground Instruction (Including Pre/Post)

$65.00

20.0

$1,300.00

FAA Knowledge Exam (CFII)

  

$150.00

FAA Checkride (CFII)

  

$600.00

FAA Checkride (MEI)

 

 

$700.00

Flight Training Charge

  

$10,245.00

 

Total Estimated Average Cost of the South Dakota State University Aviation Program

 

 

$78,570.00

 

*Per hour cost for all training

 

Aircraft

Rate for FY19

Cessna - C172- Skyhawk

$189.00

Piper -  PA28R-201 - Arrow  III

$194.00

Piper - PA44 - 180 - Seminole

$295.00

Cessna - C172- Skyhawk Instruction

$65.00

Piper -  PA28R-201 - Arrow  III Instruction

$70.00

Piper - PA44 - 180 - Seminole Instruction

$70.00

Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD)

$25.00

Advanced Aircraft Training Device (AATD)

$85.00

Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD) Instruction

$65.00

Advanced Aircraft Training Device (AATD) Instruction

$65.00

Pre/Post Instruction

$65.00

Ground Instruction (including Pre/Post)

$65.00