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Visit Sierra to see the experience


Sierra Academy of Aeronautics is an FAA approved Part 141 and Part 61 flight school.  Our mission has been to train the next generation of commercial airline pilots, private pilots, instrument rated pilots, multi-engine rated pilots and quality flight instructors.  Being a CFI is a challenging and rewarding career that utilizes all you have learned during your own flight training to train future pilots.  Flight Instructors aim to be a role model of the aviation community, sharing knowledge and experience with their students.


In order to continue in this tradition, Sierra is offering you a Training Program that allows you to take your first step to acquire a CFI rating and potentially receive your CFII and MEI. 


Be a part of the experience


The aircraft used is a Cessna 152 (two-seater) - Flight Cost $120.00 @ hour

FAA Certified Flight Instructors - Cost $65.00 @ hour

Ground Instructor 1 on 1 - Cost $65.00 @ hour

PRE/post Instruction - Cost $65.00 @ hour


Based on the FAA minimum flight training and Sierra’s estimated ground instruction hours the following is the estimated cost:

Dual Flight Hours (C-152) – 10 hours @ $185.00 per hour = $1850.00

Ground School – 10 hours @ $65.00 per hour = $650.00

Application Fee - @150.00 Non Refundable

Scheduling and FAA Records - $480.00

E-Book/Material - $150.00

Total estimated flight and ground training cost:  $3,800.00*


Other Fees:

FAA Knowledge Test (FOI) - $175.00

FAA Knowledge Test (FIA) - $175.00

CFI Knowledge Test - $175.00

FAA Check ride - $1,000.00

FAA Check ride Recheck - $600.00


Dress Code


Materials: 2 white pilot shirts, 1 set of epaulets, 1 black tie. (To be provided by Sierra).  Applicant needs to be in full uniform: black slacks, black dress shoes, black belt, and long black dress socks. 


*Please note the price is an estimate for a C-152.  Depending on weight and height the student may have to train in a C-172 (4-seat) aircraft which is estimated at $4,250.00.


*Please note the national average to get a CFI is 10 to 15 hours of flight training.  Each person’s ability and availability to fly vary.  Any additional flight training cost, use of aircraft cost, or instructor training cost will be the responsibility of the student pilot.

For more details, call or email. 

Bob Deklinski, Director of Business Operations

PHONE: (209) 722-7522 Ext. 109

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