Private Pilot Airplane Single Engine Land

Sunrise Aviation in Jacksonville offers the Private Pilot Course in either the economical Cessna 152 or roomier Cessna 172 Skyhawk.  We offer a custom flight training curriculum that can be delivered either under Part 141 (FAA approved) or Part 61.  This curriculum purposely delays the first solo flight until additional dual instruction has been completed.  First solo is targeted at around 18 hours of dual instruction.  The numbers presented below are based on a 45 hour Part 141 curriculum (35 hours minimum time).

Private Pilot Single Engine Land Cessna 152

Pilot Training C152s at Cecil
Flight Training # of Hours Cost
Cessna 152 (Dual) 40 $6,000.00
Cessna 152 (Solo) 5 $500.00
Pre & Post Flight Briefings 20 $1,000.00
Total $7,500.00

Estimated costs do not include FL sales tax (if applicable). Costs are only an estimate. Final price depends on factors such as ability, knowledge, and weather. Estimate does not include cost of FAA Knowledge Test or Practical Test. Books, charts, and other materials not included. Contact us for an estimate of these additional costs.


Private Pilot Single Engine Land Cessna 172 Skyhawk

Private Pilot Airplane Single Engine Land C172
Flight Training # of Hours Cost
Cessna 172 (Dual) 40 $7,760.00
Cessna 172 (Solo) 5 $720.00
Pre & Post Flight Briefings 20 $1,000.00
Total $9,480.00

Estimated costs do not include FL sales tax (if applicable). Costs are only an estimate. Final price depends on factors such as ability, knowledge, and weather. Estimate does not include cost of FAA Knowledge Test or Practical Test. Books, charts, and other materials not included. Contact us for an estimate of these additional costs.


This course may be completed in as little as one month for students flying nearly every day or in about 3 to 4 months if you schedule 3 flights each week.  The course assumes that you will be completing our Part 141 approved ground school or another approved by the FAA.  However, if you have already completed a ground school or want to self-study with minor adjustments in the course you can complete it under Part 61 regulations.

A good place to begin is to schedule a Discovery Flight with us.  We’ll even count that as your first lesson.  Student Pilots will need to take a medical exam and receive an FAA Third Class Medical Certificate prior to solo.  Sunrise Aviation recommends getting your medical certificate prior to beginning flight training.  Below are two of the FAA approved doctors, Aviation Medical Examiners (AME), who are often used by our pilots:

David Gouch, M.D.
4124 Blanding Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32210
(904) 861-3627
Richard J. Bultman, M.D.
1594 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, FL 32073
(904) 264-8621

Typical charges for a 3rdClass Medical Certificate in the Jacksonville area are $120.

For a more complete list of AMEs, see the FAA website or click here.