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San Diego Flight Center has partnered with Pilot Finance, Inc. to offer our students financing for their flight training. Pilot Finance offers finance programs that are:

Affordable! You won’t have to come up with a fortune to start your training. You won’t watch your credit card balance climb after each lesson. You won’t have to consider dropping out because the costs are building up.

Fast! Pilot Finance has streamlined the entire process with the  application and approval taking just 24 hours.  You just apply, sign and fly!

Flexible! Pilot Finance has created a number of programs to fit your exact needs.

Estimated Flight Hours 50 55 60 65 70 75
Aircraft Rental
Cessna 172** $5,400 $5,940 $6,480 $7,020 $7,560 $8,100
Dual Flight Instruction $2,400 $2,700 $3,000 $3,300 $3,600 $3,900
Ground Instruction $1,110 $1,221 $1,332 $1,443 $1,554 $1,665
Examiner Fee* $500 $500 $500 $500 $500 $500
Books / Charts / Equipment*** $125 $125 $125 $125 $125 $125
FAA Medical* $75 $75 $75 $75 $75 $75
FAA Knowledge Exam* $150 $150 $150 $150 $150 $150
Estimated Training Costs $9,760 $10,711 $11,662 $12,613 $13,564 $14,515
Monthly Payment $206 $228 $242 $265 $282 $301
Estimates based on 72 months, shorter terms available
***Some items are available digitally at no cost
**Rental $108 per hour/wet
*Fees charged by third parties for which we have no control, subject to change


Interest Rates. The effective rates are as low as 9% for Preferred Customers who have a reasonable debt-to-income ratio and a good credit record. Please note that the examples in the table below are computed at the MAXIMUM APR of 18%. If you qualify for a Preferred Interest Rate, your payments may be considerably lower.

How Much Can They Finance? The maximum amount financed is limited only by the applicant’s income, debts, and credit record. The amount financed in these examples is the Total Program Cost less the standard Cash Down Payment of $250.

Pilot Finance lets you earn the certificate or rating you want, with no financial shocks along the way. Everything is clearly spelled out up front.Call San Diego Flight Center today at 858-245-7420 to learn more, and let us help you get on the right track.


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