Pilot Training Financing
Tampa Bay Aviation offers financing to get your career started.
Student Pilot Financing
HOW TO APPLY: Tampa Bay Aviation currently works with Pilot Finance to assist students with the financial aspect of flight training. Request an application from our office staff or call our offices with any questions. More information can also be found at www.pilotfinance.com.
TRAINING SCHEDULES: The current providers we use have programs designed for flight students on a part-time training schedule, one to five flight lessons per week. Please note that the example below is based off the maximum APR of 18%. If you qualify for a Preferred Interest Rate, your payments may be considerable lower.
HOW MUCH CAN I FINANCE: The maximum amount financed is limited by the applicant’s income, debts, and credit record. The amount financed in these examples is the Total Program Cost less the standard Cash Down Payment of $250.
EXAMPLES: The table below shows an example of possible finance programs. The maximum repayment term (number of payments) is determined by the number of lessons per week in the student’s training schedule.
Aircraft Rental Rates
|Cessna 172I - N702G||$98/hour|
|Cessna 172M - N5201R||$135/hour|
|Cessna 172M - N1476U||$125/hour|
|Cessna 172M - N8922V||$130/hour|
|Cessna 172R - N2382R||$145/hour|
|Cessna 172S G1000- N878SA||$180/hour|
|Cessna 172S G1000 - N1200V||$175/hour|
|Piper Archer - N3003Q||$130/hour|
|Piper Arrow - N1881H||$175/hour|
|Cirrus SR22 - N1819S||$450/hour|
|Diamond DA-42NG - N417TS||$425/hour|
|Robinson R22 Beta I & Beta II||$270/hour|
|Robinson R44 Raven I||$500/hour|
|Robinson R44 Raven II||$525/hour|
|Touch Trainer Simulator|
|Airplane||Regular Rate||Silver $3,000 Down||Gold $5,000 Down||Platinum $10,000|
|N3003Q||$130||$1257($3 off)||$124 ($6 off)||$120 ($10 off)|
|N2382R||$145||$141 ($4 off)||$137 ($8 off)||$132 ($13 off)|
|N877CP||$310||$305 ($5 off)||$300 ($10 off)||$295 ($15 off)|
|$265 ($5 off)|
|$260 ($10 off)|
|$255 ($15 off)|
|R44 N31UP||$500||$490 ($10 off)||$480 ($20 off)||$470 ($30 off)|
|R44 N508HS||$525||$515 ($10 off)||$505 ($20 off)||$495 ($30 off)|
|R44 Commercial||$600||$590 ($10 off)||$580 ($20 off)||$570 ($30 off)|
* BLOCK TIMES ARE AVAILABLE IN CASH OR CHECK ONLY
*All Block Payment Sales are Final and Non-Refundable.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Am I eligible to get a pilots license?
- Be at least 17 years old.
- Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language.
- Pass a required knowledge test.
- Pass a required oral and practical flight test administered by a FAA designated examiner.
- Hold either a student or sport pilot certificate.
- Get a Third Class Medical Certificate.
How much time will it take?
IN THE AIR - The FAA requires a minimum of 40 Hours Total Flight Time with 20 Hours Flight Instruction. However, many students require more time. There's no rush and we won't push you to complete your training until you're ready. Our students average around 50 total hours of training.
ON THE GROUND - 35 Hours Ground Instruction
Questions About Flight Training?
Have questions about flight training? Contact us and someone will get right back to you.