Approximate Cost Breakdown

RECREATIONAL PILOT LICENCE

Flying: 25 Hours Dual C172 @ $330 p/h $8,250
Flying: PPL Test (2 Hours) C172 @ $265 p/h $530
Landing fees @ Parafield $21 per session $525
SPL Study Kit +C172 POH $220
Radio lectures $240
Total $9,765

External Costs

Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) $200
Recreational Aviation Medical Practitioner Certificate $150
RPL CASA Medical Application Fee $75
RPL CASA Application Fee $60
RPL Designated Examiner’s Testing Fee $400
Total $885


PRIVATE PILOT LICENCE

Flying: 40 Hours Dual C172 @ $330 p/h $13,200
Flying: PPL Test (3 Hours) C172 @ $265 p/h $795
Landing fees @ Parafield $21 per session $840
SPL Study Kit +C172 POH $220
PPL/CPL Study Kit $330
Navigation/Radio lectures $480
Total $15,865

External Costs

Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) $200
PPL Class 1 or Class 2 Medical $200
PPL CASA Medical Application Fee $75
PPL CASA Theory Exam Fee $135
PPL CASA Application Fee $60
PPL Designated Examiner’s Testing Fee $720
Navigation Equipment:
  • Charts x 4
  • Ruler/Protractor
  • Slide Rule
  • ERSA with RDS

  • $35
  • $20
  • $55
  • $30
Total $1,530


COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE (PPL HOLDER)

SINGLE ENGINE (DAY/NIGHT VFR)
Flying: 127 Hours PIC C172 @ $265 p/h $33,655
Flying: 20 Hours Dual C172 @ $330 p/h $6,600
Flying: 10 Hours C182 @ $445 p/h $4,450
Flying: CPL Test (3 Hours) $1,335
Landing fees approx. $1,700
Total $47,740
MULTI-ENGINE COMMAND INSTRUMENT RATING (MECIR)
Flying: 90 Hours PIC C172 @ $265 p/h $23,850
Flying: 20 Hours Dual C172 @ $330 p/h $6,600
Flying: 10 Hours C182 @ $445 p/h $4,450
Flying: CPL Test (3 Hours) $1,335
MECIR Course @ YPAD
  • 10 Hours Sim @ $143 p/h
  • 27 Hours BE55 @ $880 p/h (Includes MECIR Test)

  • $1,430
  • $23,760
Landing fees approx. $1,700
Total $63,125

External Costs

CPL CASA Theory Exams Fee (8 Subjects including IREX) $1,275
CPL CASA Application Fee $80
CPL Designated Examiner’s Testing Fee $880
IREX Textbook $95
Multi-Engine Piston Textbook $50
Total $2,380