We live in expensive times! Post COVID we have been exposed to price increases in all areas of life almost daily. Food, living space, heating, driving – everything is significantly more expensive than it was even 2 years ago.
Aviation and flight training are no exceptions. From aircraft acquisition cost to parts, from avgas to maintenance, from instructor cost to student accommodation – huge price increases everywhere!
The question that not only student pilots but flight schools all over the world ask is this:
How can we make flight training more affordable, how can we reduce cost – and what are we willing to sacrifice for it?
And many attempts have been made to capture new students by focusing on a bottom line that looks better than the next school.
Waiting lists for students and a lack of aircraft availability when the student needed the plane were the logical consequence and many students experienced costly delays in their training.
Without a doubt, cost of flight training should be reviewed all the time like in any other business, and it is a fair question of students what their potential school is doing to keep flying affordable – but it should not happen entirely at the expense of the student and most certainly not at the expense of safety!
Ask the school that you consider for your flight training questions like the following:
Flight training is – and will remain – expensive and only so much can be done to reduce the cost.
The best cost saving is to make it efficient, streamlined, reduced to a reasonable amount of time, conducted by professionals that – without compromise – make the needs of their students their top priority – and of course their safety!
If at the end of your training you get a CPL and all you ever flew is a Cessna 172, and if you never went further from your school than for that one 300 NM flight that Transport Canada requires, and when it took you a lot longer than needed, then you know that you got CHEAP training – often without saving any money!
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Pitt Meadows and Kamloops
Office +1 604 946 7744
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