I just got back from my local flight school, very nice place. I havent signed up for lessons yet, just an introduction flight.
I plan to make this my career, so the CFI recommended I just go for a First Class Medical.
They talked me to into a 172, cause I sat in the 152 and I couldnt believe how small it was. I'm 6 foot, and about 230 pounds, very large frame, so I gues it is too small. And they said since the 152 is a bit slower, then the cost difference wouldnt me that much in the end since the 152 would take longer to get to and from KSAC.
And I will be doing ground school on my own, for about $215.
I was surprised how much this will cost, I figured it would be about $5,000.
$7900 is an estimate basically, it could be more or less.
But do you guys think its a fair price for this:
60 Hours aircraft rental $88.00/Hour=$5280
50 Hours Flight Instruction $32/hour=$1600
20 Hours Pre-Post Briefing $32/hour=$640
$80 1st Class Medical=$80
$215 Jeppesen Ground School=$215
$75 Introductary Flight=$75
For some reason this just seems sorta high to me.
Also, could someone tell me what a 1st class medical will consist of compared to say a 2nd or 3rd class?