Recreational pilots may fly larger aircraft than sport pilots, but they have more limitations on where they may fly. The recreational pilot certificate requires fewer training hours than the private certificate; as a recreational pilot you receive fewer hours of cross-country navigation training because you must remain within 50 nautical miles of your home base unless you have additional endorsements. You also won't have to learn to fly in airspace requiring communications with air traffic control. And night operations and flight by reference to instruments, which are part of the private pilot training, are eliminated from the recreational pilot's curriculum.
Flight Training Costs
in Cessna 150
Aircraft Cost: 30 hours @ $100/hour $3000
Instructor Cost: 15 hours @$45/hour $675
Examiner Fee: (not controlled by school) $450
FAA Written Exam: $150
FAA Third Class Medical: $125
Other Books & Materials (approx): $100
Costs are based on 30 hours of training.
The national average is 30-50 hours of training to obtain certificate.
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