Getting a Canadian pilot licence [Part 4: The Cost]

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Aviation is not a hobby for the light-wallet-ed. While the ground school portion has a fairly standard price, the cost of flying is a different story.

Ground School Costs

Ground school usually costs $300 for just the instruction. With the internet being what it is, you can also do ground school for somewhat cheaper online (again I am referring to the Private Pilot level and not the other ones). On top of that you can expect to pay roughly $200 for a “Ground School Kit” offered by the school of your choice. So not taking into account any expenses you incur getting to and from the school (none if you go with the online option) you’re looking at about $500 + tax before you get off the ground.

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    <strong>Update:</strong> If you're in Canada, you can <a href="http://www.dannyvacar.ca/blog/deduct-flight-training-on-your-taxes/">deduct flight training on your taxes</a>.
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