Flight School

Candy Cane, N6810X C-172A and Lucky Lady Ivy, N1166F C-172G, Foothills Aviation student rental planes.

Thank you for your interest in Foothills Aviation LLC Flight School. We at Foothills Flight School want to make your training fun, efficient and most of all safe, and we will help you every step of the way. The process of becoming a Private Pilot is actually very simple and straight forward.

  • The first step is an introductory flight so you can experience the thrill of flying for the first time.
  • The second step is an appointment with a Designated Medical Examiner to get your FAA Student Pilot License/Third Class Medical. We have a list of available Medical Examiners that are located in Gooding, Wendell, and Twin Falls.
  • The third step is meeting your instructor and learning everything you need to know to pass your exams.

At Foothills Flight School we offer one-on-one ground school and instruction as requested. We can provide instruction for more than one student at a time. We recognize that each student has different study needs, so we can also recommend home study and online programs as well.

The following is a summary of the costs involved to obtain your Private Pilot license. Financing Applications are available.

MEDICAL EXAM
FAA Student Pilot License/Third Class Medical $95.00
TOTAL $95.00

 

STUDENT SUPPLIES
Gleim Private Pilot Written Test Prep Book $19.95
Private Pilot Log Book $9.95
Plotter $6.95
Salt Lake City Sectional $9.10
FAR/AIM $12.95
Airmen Certification Standards $6.95
Airport Facilities Directory $6.10
Pilot Operating Handbook Cessna 172A $19.95
Flight Computer $9.95
TOTAL $101.85

 

GROUND INSTRUCTION
20  hours Ground Instruction ($25.00 per hour) $500.00
TOTAL $500.00

 

FAA REQUIRED MINIMUM FLIGHT TIME
N6810X C-172A (Kandy Kane)  
          40 hours aircraft rental (paid in 10 hour blocks to qualify for special rate of $85.00 per hour. Regular hourly rate is $90.00.) $3,400.00 ($85.00/Hour)
          20 hours Instructor flight instruction ($45.00 / hour) $   900.00
TOTAL $4,300.00
   
N1166F  C-172G (Lucky Lady Ivy)  
          40 hours aircraft rental (paid in 10 hour blocks to qualify for special rate of $95.00 per hour. Regular hourly rate is $100.00.) $3,800.00 ($95.00/Hour)
          20 hours Instructor flight instruction ($45.00 / hour) $   900.00
TOTAL $4,700.00

 

FAA REQUIRED TESTING
Lasergrade computerized Private Pilot Written Test $150.00
Private Pilot Practical Test $550.00
TOTAL $700.00