About Us

Here at Blue Ridge Aviation, our goal is to provide quality Flight Instruction at the cheapest price for our students. Flight Instruction is extremely cost intensive, and Blue Ridge Aviation has reduced the national average costs by more than half.

We are a Part 61 Flight School offering instruction for Private, Instrument, Commercial, Multi-Engine, and Flight Instructor certificates.

Whether you want to learn in order to take the family on vacations, have the ability to travel quicker and easier for business purposes, or if you aspire to fly for a major airline, we are the flight school that will meet your needs!

With thousands of hours and years of flying experience, our instructors create nothing but the safest pilots that are ready to deal with any situation!

Average Costs: Flight Training is extremely costly and Blue Ridge Aviation has reduced the national average costs by more than half. 

 

Private Pilot:

Cessna 172: 55 Hours - $8800

Flight Instruction: 45 Hours - $2700

Ground Instruction: 30 Hours - $1800

Written Exam & Check Ride: $925

*Total: +/- $14,225

Instrument:

Cessna 172: 45 Hours - $7200

Flight Instruction: 45 Hours - $2700

Ground Instruction: 30 Hours - $1800

Written Exam & Check Ride: $925

*Total: +/- $12,625

Helpful Links: 

FAAhttps://www.faa.gov/ 

IACRAhttps://iacra.faa.gov/IACRA/Default.aspx

Testinghttps://faa.psiexams.com/faa/login 

Weatherhttps://www.aviationweather.gov/, https://skyvector.com/

Commercial:

Cessna 172: +/- 140 Hours - $22,400

Complex/TAA: 10 Hours - $3650

Flight Instruction: +/- 15 Hours - $900

Ground Instruction: +/- 20 Hours - $1,200

Written Exam & Check Ride: $925

*Total: +/- $29,075

Multi Commercial Add-On:

Piper Seminole: +/- 5 Hours - $1,575

Flight & Ground Instruction: +/- 5 Hours - $500

Check Ride: $750

*Total: +/- $2,825

CFI Initial:

Flight Prep & Ground Training: $2,000

Written Exam (2): $350

Check Ride: $1,200

*Total: +/- $3,550

CFII: Approx. an additional *$4,000

*Grand Total: +/- $65,900