Rates and Fees for Aviation: Commercial Pilot Training Flight School

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Big Bend Community College Aviation Commerical Pilot Training Program Flight School

Rental Rates

Flight Fees

Effective 09/15/2014

4IRCRAFT SOLO DUAL
  (Hourly Rate) (With Instructor)
Beech B-19 Sport $127.00 $181.00
Beech C-23A Sundowner 146.00 200.00
Piper PA-28-161 Warrior 135.00 189.00
Bellanca 7GCBC Citabria 127.00 181.00
Beech F-33A Bonanza 218.00 272.00
Cessna 180H Floatplane 189.00 243.00
Piper PA-44 Seminole (Twin) 278.00 332.00
Frasca Simulator N/A 78.00

Notes: All of our aircraft are certified for IFR flight and are equipped with GPS with the exception of our Cessna 180H amphibian floatplane and our aerobatic Citabria.

The aircraft rental fees are paid on Hobbs time for the hours flown. A positive balance is required at all times in your Flight Fee account. Normally, no time is charged for ground instruction given at the flight line.

BBCC is an accredited college flight program. While attending BBCC our students normally complete an Associate in Arts & Science (two year transferable degree) as well as an Applied Science Technical Degree in Aviation (Commercial Pilot). Many of our students also start a third degree in our Aviation Maintenance Technology program, with Central Washington University, or another 4 year University while attending BBCC.


Commercial Pilot Program Approximate Costs

BASED ON AVERAGE FLIGHT TIMES (NOT MINIMUM) AND COMPLETION OF THE AA&S TRANSFER DEGREE

To complete our basic program over a two year period you can expect to spend approximately (Updated 05-26-2016):

Flight Aircraft Rental Fees

$39,700

Tuition

$11,944

Textbooks & Supplies

$2220

Insurance

$190

Headset & non book aviation supplies

$425

FAA Knowledge tests 3 @ $150

$450

Total Program Cost Estimate

$54,929

   

College Dormitories & Meals

$11,800

Total Program Cost
+ College Dormitories & Meals Estimate


$66,729

While summers are optional, most students find it necessary to attend at least one. Students who attend both summers usually complete the Commercial/Instrument certificate and add the Flight Instructor certificate, or an additional rating such as Multi-engine or Seaplane.

Additional Time and Ratings (Based on approximate Minimum times and examiners fees)

Multi Engine (Piper Seminole) $3927 CFI (15 hrs. B19 Beech & Citabria, 5 hrs. Bonanza) $4135 Seaplane-Cessna 180 (10 hours) $2740

All information is approximate, and subject to change without notice.

About the Certificates and Ratings

Our basic program is a FAA Part 141 Commercial Pilot Course with examining authority, which will give the student a Private Pilot Certificate, Commercial Pilot Certificate with an Instrument Rating, Single Engine Land.

Our flight courses are designed so students will complete the following certificates & ratings:

  • Private Pilot Certificate by the end of the first year,
  • Instrument Rating & Commercial Pilot Certificate by the end of the second year,
  • Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) rating normally done the summer quarter of the second year,
  • Multi-Engine normally added to the Commercial Pilot Certificate the summer quarter of the second year if a CFI is not added,
  • Certified Flight Instructor (CFII) Instrument normally complete while working as a junior instructor (CFI) at BBCC fall quarter of the third year,
  • Multi-Engine Instructor normally added after completion of a CFII.
Approximate Costs for additional Ratings

Additional Time and Ratings (Based on approximate Minimum times and examiners fees)

Multi Engine (Piper Seminole) $3927 CFI (15 hrs. B19 Beech & Citabria, 5 hrs. Bonanza) $4135 Seaplane-Cessna 180 (10 hours) $2740

Tuition

BIG BEND COMMUNITY COLLEGE TUITION FEES

2015-2016

TUITION CLASSIFICATION

1-10 credits each credit

11-18 credits each credit

Each credit over 18

Resident Tuition

102.75

50.90

92.17

Non-Resident Waiver Tuition

116.00

51.60

92.17

International/Non-Resident Tuition

279.26

58.08

268.68

Refugee

116.00

51.60

92.17

 

Charge Per Credit  

Apprenticeship*

51.00

   

Prof/Tech over 18 credits, per credit charge:

 

Resident

10.00

Non-Resident with waiver

10.00

Non-Resident without waiver

33.00

 

Sample tuition calculation for Resident student registering for 19 credits:

First 10 credits

(10 cr. x 102.75)

$1,027.50

11 – 18 credits

(8 cr. x 50.90)

$ 407.20

1 credit over 18

(1 cr. x 92.17)

$ 92.17

Technology fee

(15 x 5.00) $ 75.00

TOTAL TUITION:

(19 cr. Total)

$ 1,601.87

Technology fee of $5.00/credit ($75 maximum) Additional fees for certain classes are listed in the current quarter class schedule.

Resident Tuition
# Cr Cost*
1 $102.75
2 $205.50
3 $308.25
4 $411.00
5 $513.75
6 $616.50
7 $719.25
8 $822.00
9 $924.75
10 $1,027.50
11 $559.90
12 $610.80
13 $661.70
14 $712.60
15 $763.50
16 $814.40
17 $865.30
18 $916.20
19 $1,008.37
20 $1,100.54

To find out more about what BBCC’s Aviation Program,
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Big Bend Community College Aviation Program Prospective Student Packet
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