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Jason Blair's Monthly Flight Training Budget Calculator
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Instructions for Use:
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Input numbers in yellow fields that represent the desired and expected training requirements for the particular rating or certificate you are pursuing.
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To the right of each colum is a description of what you would enter or what data it will provide based on the calculations.
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This will result in calculations for montly budget requirements to support this training, show you whether your expected budget ability will support this, and help plan for how many months you would need to save at the expected budget level to be able to complete the training if you continued to spend the monthly allocated budget level.
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Flight Training Item for Calculating Budget
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Total Flight Training Hours Expected50Input the expected flight training hours that will be required.
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Total Ground Training Hours Expected6Input the expected ground training hours that will be required.
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Hourly Aircraft Cost$125.00Input the hourly cost of the aircraft.
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Hourly Instructor Cost$50.00Input the hourly cost for the instructor.
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Estimated Books / Other Supplies Cost$769.00Input the estimated cost for any training materials or books to be used.
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FAA Knowledge Test Cost$140.00Input the cost for an FAA Knoweldge Test.
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FAA Practical Test Cost (Examiner Fee)$400.00Input the expected cost for an FAA Practical Test with a Designated Pilot Examiner.
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Ground School Fee (if Applicable either from school or online course)$0.00Input the cost for any ground schools that will be taken. If no ground school is being used, enter "0".
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Flight Lessons / Month4Input the number of flight lessons a month desired.
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Ground Lessons / Month1Input the number of ground lessons a month desired.
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Aircraft Time Per Lesson (Flight)2.5Input the expected flight time of each lesson.
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Instructor Time Per Lesson (Flight)3Input the expected instructor time for each lesson (including pre- and post-flight briefings).
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Instructor Time Per Lesson (Ground)0Input the expected instructor time for each ground lesson.
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Monthly Budget Commitment$1,000.00Input the monthly budget amount student can dedicate to spend.
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Total Non-monthly Costs to Budget Over Entire Training Period$1,309.00These are the costs that are non-reoccuring but would need to be considered over the total period of the training.
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Estimated Total Cost of Flight/Instructor Training in Reocurring Lessons$6,550.00Total cost of monthly training items to include lessons and aircraft rental. This does not include the non-reoccuring costs such as training materials, testing fees, etc.
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Estimated Total Training Cost$7,859.00Total Cost the Training that includes both reoccuring lessons and non-reoccuing costs to result in the total training cost footprint that would be required.
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Monthly Expense Calculation
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Monthly Cost
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Hourly Flight Lesson Cost$462.50$1,850.00This is the monthly cost based on above input data that the flight lessons will require.
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Hourly Ground Lesson Cost$0.00$0.00This is the monthly cost based on above input data that ground lessons will require.
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Total Monthly Cost:$1,850.00This is the total montly cost that will be required to support the above input lessons monthly.
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Monthly Budget Shortfall/Overage:-$850.00This is the overage or shortfall monthly that is resultant from lesson requirements compared with monthly budget ability.
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Months Required to Complete Training4How many months it would take to complete the hours of training estimated if no budget conditions existed.
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Best Month to Start Trainining3Based on the calculations, this is the first month a student could begin training when comparing the training rate input above and the monthly budget commitment, assuming they start saving that monthly committment at month one.
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Number of Months Required to Pay for Training at Monthly Budget Level7Total time it would take to complete training if considering months of saving at budget level and including the time to complete the training.
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