Why Fly At Alpha One?

Our instructors are trained to teach you the best flying techniques. We hand picked them because of their ability to work with people — a vital key in being a good instructor. And we try to keep you with the same instructor throughout the course.

Our course syllabus presents the lessons in an easy to follow, step by step plan to attain your private pilot’s license. The syllabus is written for the average student who wants to enjoy his/her flight training, not just for the career minded student.

The ground school is relaxed, challenging, and fun. The plan of study is easy to follow and given in a lecture format. The average length of the ground school is 14-16 weeks, two hours a night. You can begin the ground school at any time, even if you are not currently taking lessons. It is free and we welcome any students from other flight schools or pilots looking for some refresher classes. Please call for weekly topics, or check our online schedule .

The classroom is set up with video training aids, visual aids, a navigation planning table, a computer weather station, and a full classroom for preflight and post-flight briefings.

What Type Of Aircraft Will I Fly?

Alpha One’s primary training aircraft is the Cessna 152. Safe, durable, economical, and fun to fly makes the 152 the best airplane available for student training. We also have Cessna 172s and Piper Warriors, which are four-seat instrument airplanes. After receiving your license, you will receive a free one hour orientation flight in one of our Warriors. You can review all of our aircraft here .

For the instrument-minded pilot, we rent our PCATD flight simulator with full plotting equipment. The simulator is government approved for flight training and IFR currency.

What Will It Cost?

Price seems to be the bottom line of everything today. Assuming 45 hours of flying — 25 dual and 20 solo, here are the costs to acquire your license (prices current as of April, 2022):

Training ActivityCost
45 aircraft hours$4,950.00
35 hours instruction$2,065.00
FAA Medical*   $180.00
FAA Written Test*    $150.00
Books & Materials*    $300.00
FAA Flight Test*    $600.00
Ground SchoolFREE

* Prices subject to change and depend on each student’s ability to learn the required materials.
** These prices based on training in a Cessna 152 as of 3/1/2022.

You can pay as you go, if you like, or leave money on account. Financing is also available from third-party financial services companies such as Pilot Finance Inc.  You can figure an average lesson will cost between $150.00 and $250.00. We also accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and personal checks.