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(Private, Instrument & Commercial courses)

 

Modesto Aviation, Inc. was formed to provide quality flight instruction and service. Whether you are a beginning student or an experienced pilot, we offer a variety of services to fit your needs. You can start training today to receive your Private, Instrument, Commercial, or Instructor certificate, or refresh the piloting skills you already have.

Our goal is to meet and exceed Federal Aviation Administration training standards. Our instructors have over 50 years of combined experience and have trained hundreds of pilots. Our aircraft are maintained to strict FAA standards. And we use Jeppesen products in our training syllabus. Jeppesen is the industry leader in aviation training materials.

Below is a list of courses offered by Modesto Aviation, Inc. and reflect the minimum experience needed per the FAA standards. Flight hours and Instruction hours may vary depending on client’s learning ability and flight experience.

Call (209) 577-4000 today and schedule an appointment with any of our highly qualified instructors.

 

Discovery Flight

Do you dream of flying? Do you look up when you hear an airplane fly overhead and wonder how it would feel to be in the Pilot seat? Modesto Aviation, Inc. offers a fun and affordable way to make that dream come true.

Experience the world of aviation and take flight with one of our experienced Instructors. Learn and see if piloting is for you. You will never know until you try! Plus, this intro flight can be recorded in a training logbook.

When you enter our flight facility, you will meet one of our instructors and be given a tour of our premises and learning resources. You will have a preflight briefing. Walking to your plane, you’ll see our exceptional fleet of aircraft. You will learn many interesting facts about your aircraft as your instructor guides you through a preflight inspection, engine start and taxi to the active runway. The best feeling will be taking the controls, with your instructor’s guidance, applying full throttle and taking off for a 30-minute hands-on training flight. How about a photo to frame at home? No problem. With today’s technology, it’s just a click away.

Just call or come in to schedule an appointment. It’s time to fulfill your dream and take your place in the Pilot Seat. Schedule your Discovery Flight today!

Requirements:

  • Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
  • A photo I.D. is required before the flight

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Private Pilot Certificate (Part 61) Course Codes: PC172N

To be eligible for your certificate you must:

  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language
  • Pass a FAA medical exam
  • Be proficient in flight experience (your instructor will provide training and guidance)
  • Pass a knowledge test (CATS)
  • Pass a practical test (a one-on-one oral quiz and flight test with an FAA examiner)

Minimum flight training requirements
40 hours total flight experience, of which:

  • 20 hours with your instructor
  • 10 hours Solo
  • 10 hours Practice with or without your instructor

Additional items:

  • Ground instruction
  • Books, plotters, charts, and log book
  • Aviation headsets
Pricing: (Prices shown are based on average aircraft rental at $130/hr, instruction $50/hr)
     
C-172 40 hours
5200
Instructor time 20 hours
1000
Pre / Post Briefings 10 Hours
500
Books and materials  
270
FAA Medical Exam  
150
FAA Knowledge Exam (CATS)  
150
FAA Practical Exam Testing Fee (AKA “Checkride”)  
500

Grand Total: (projected)  
$ 7770

Note: Training hours and costs reflect FAA minimum flight time requirements for part 61. Price may vary depending on client’s individual ability and additional flight time, if needed. Prices are subject to change without notice. Due to the wide variety available, aviation headsets are not included in pricing. Contact Modesto Aviation, Inc. for the most current selection and pricing. Special Orders available.

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Instrument — Airplane Rating (Part 61) Course Code: IRC172N

To be eligible for your certificate you must:

  • Hold at least a Private Pilot Certificate
  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language
  • Hold an FAA issued medical certificate
  • Be proficient in flight experience (your instructor will provide training and guidance)
  • Pass a knowledge test (CATS)
  • Pass a practical test (a one-on-one oral quiz and flight test with an FAA examiner)

Minimum flight training requirements
No minimum total flight experience specified, however the following apply:

  • 40 hours actual or simulated instrument flight time
  • 50 hours Cross Country time as Pilot in Command

Additional items:

  • Ground instruction
  • Books and charts
Pricing: (Prices shown are based on average aircraft rental at $130/hr, instruction $50/hr)
 
C-172 40 hours
5200
Instructor time 40 hours
2600
Pre / Post Briefings 20 Hours
1300
Books and materials  
270
FAA Knowledge Exam (CATS)  
150
FAA Practical Exam Testing Fee (AKA “Checkride”)  
500

Grand Total: (projected)  
$ 10,000

Note: Training hours and costs reflect FAA minimum flight time requirements for part 61 and assumes client holds a Private Pilot certificate with at least 50 hours cross country PIC flight time. Price may vary depending on client’s individual ability and additional flight time, if needed. Prices are subject to change without notice.

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Commercial Pilot Certificate (Part 61) Course Codes: CC172N

To be eligible for your certificate you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold at least a Private Pilot Certificate
  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language
  • Hold an FAA issued medical certificate
  • Be proficient in flight experience (your instructor will provide training and guidance)
  • Pass a knowledge test (CATS)
  • Pass a practical test (a one-on-one oral quiz and flight test with an FAA examiner)

Minimum flight training requirements
250 hours total flight experience, of which:

  • 100 hours Pilot in Command time, including:
  • 50 hours Cross Country time as Pilot in Command
  • 20 hours with your instructor, including:
  • 10 hours in a Complex Airplane
  • 10 hours instrument training (or hold an Instrument Rating)

Additional items:

  • Ground instruction
  • Books and charts
Pricing: (Prices shown are based on average aircraft rental at $130/hr, instruction $50/hr)
 
C-172 190 hours
24,700
Complex (subject to availability contact for details) 10 Hours
1,300
Instructor time 30 hours
1,950
Pre / Post Briefings 15 Hours
975
Books and materials  
270
FAA Knowledge Exam (CATS)  
150
FAA Practical Exam Testing Fee (AKA “Checkride”)  
500

Grand Total: (projected)  
$ 29,825

Note: Training hours and costs reflect FAA minimum flight time requirements for part 61 and assumes client holds a Private Pilot certificate with at least 50 hours total flight time. Price may vary depending on client’s individual ability and additional flight time, if needed. Prices are subject to change without notice.

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