=============> Very few things ever get Cheaper over time. Light Sport Aircraft Sales haven't Panned out, and with the lack of Light Sport Training Facilities, it's never going to be very good. Most of these manufacturers got Greedy overnight. My younger brother taught at a Flight School for 2 1/2 years. Now fly's today for United in one of the Newest Big Planes. He said you're much better off, buying your Plane and getting lessons in it versus Renting. For Ultralights, you don't have that Option. The biggest problem is most People don't have the money up front, so when something happens, like Car needs a Transmission, Engine, Tires, etc., and then they skip lessons which over Time they forget stuff, so in the end, it takes them even longer, which means even more Money. Like anything, it's How you Market your Product and your Service. Key Word Service! Today you have more Tools to Market your Product or Service than ever. One Person can only do so much in a day. At $35hr x 8hrs = $280 a day. At $50hr x 8hrs = $400 a day. To a lot of people, that's a good Wage or Income. If you aren't Flight Training or doing Ground School, you can do Engine & Airframe Repairs and Sales of Aircraft. True, Flight Training alone has never made great money, but any Successful Busines is multifaceted today. If you're a Dealer or Manufacture of XYZ Plane, you have a much greater chance of making good money. Just Part 103's Ultralights, probably have a Profit Margin of $5000+. A Flight Business which offers Training, Plane Sales, Engine/Airframe Service, Parts, has a greater chance of making Good Money. A lot depends on what you want out of Life and How much you really need to do that. I've known a few people who have lost their Job to NAFTA, one as a Tool & Die guy, who then started a Home Base Business doing Custom Target Pistols, to making different Jigs for Wood Working, to become a Multi-Millionaire in a few years. He lived about 7 Miles from me. He's Retired now and living in Flordia, his son is running the Company today. So anything is possible if your willing to work at it. https://www.kregtool.com/store/c13/kreg-jigsreg/ 1. Yellow Page Ad 2. Sunday Paper 3. Daily Paper 4. YouTube 5. Craigslist 6. Web Groups like HomeBuilt Airplanes 7. Barnstormers 8. Different Large Events around You, State Fair, County Fair, Car Shows, Hey Days, etc., Booth. 9. Air Venture & Sun and Fun Booth. 10. eBay AD 11. Amazon AD 12. Your own Web Page 13. Video DVD 14. PDF Sales Flyer sent via e-mail Basic Ground Instruction & Flight Instruction is the same for Sport Pilot (20hrs minimum) & Private Pilot (40hrs minimum), and what you would learn to Fly for an Ultralight. How they divide up that minimum Time also can vary, 10hr/10hr vs 20hr/20hr. Plane Rental is the Biggest Cost of getting a License. Flight Instructor Pay can vary greatly depending on where you live. Even Microsft Flight Sim can be used to Build Hours. Most People only Think of what was, not what it is today 2019. My Local Haps Flight Training. Doesn't Post Plane Rental Fee on Web Page you have to Call them. Doesn't over Sport Pilot License. Private License: FAA requires 40 hours minimum training. All training will be done in Cessna 172’s 1-on-1 Training Fly as often as your schedule will allow Based on the FAA minimum requirements, we estimate a Private license will cost $5,500-$6,000. *Hap's offers a 5% discount for flight students that pay ahead. Are you a student at Iowa State? Contact us about other discounts! Central Iowa Air Service another place in Town. Our Services Central Iowa Air Service is your full-service FBO in Ames, Iowa. Central Iowa Air Service offers: * Full-service fueling * Aircraft Charter / Aircraft Management * Flight Instruction- $35-$50/hour + Aircraft Rental Rental Photo attached. ============================================ Iowa Flight Training in Cedar Rapids 1:30 away. N1443E Cessna 172N Skyhawk $11.90 per 1/10th hour N21FT – Flight Simulator $2.50 per 1/10th hour N2436Y PA28-161 Piper Warrior $11.90 per 1/10th hour N2531Y PA28-181 Piper Archer II $11.90 per 1/10th hour Programs INTRODUCTORY FLIGHT Imagine the adventure of piloting an aircraft. It’s an experience you will never forget! Includes: First Flight Lesson & 1/2 hour of Ground Training $99.00 SPORT PILOT CERTIFICATE COURSE With a Sport Pilot license, you can carry one passenger, daytime only, and not in the clouds or for hire. Requirements for an FAA Sport Pilot certificate: At least 16 years old to solo. At least 17 years old to earn a license Read, speak, and understand the English language Pass the FAA Private Pilot knowledge exam (40 questions, at least 70% correct) Minimum of 20 hours of flight time Pass a practical test consisting of an oral exam and a flying exam Expect to spend about $4000 to $5000 while earning a Sport Pilot license. We can not guarantee how long it will take, so your cost may vary and could be much more if it takes more hours to finish. PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE COURSE With a Private Pilot license, you can carry passengers day or night, but not in the clouds or for hire. Requirements for an FAA Private Pilot certificate: At least 16 years old to solo. At least 17 years old to earn a license Read, speak, and understand the English language Pass an FAA 3rd Class physical examination (basic physical) Pass the FAA Private Pilot knowledge exam (60 questions, at least 70% correct) Minimum of 40 hours of flight time including: 20 Hours Dual Instruction 3 Hours Dual Cross Country 3 Hours Instrument Flight Training 3 Hours Night Time Including 1 Cross Country Over 100nm Total Distance, 10 Night Landings Pass a practical test consisting of an oral exam and a flying exam Expect to spend about $7000 to $10,000 while earning a Private Pilot license, depending on your total hours and the type of airplane you use. We can not guarantee how long it will take, so your cost may vary and could be much more if it takes more hours to finish. SPORT PILOT GROUND SCHOOL – $200, includes materials. This class is designed to prepare you for the Sport Pilot knowledge exam. We offer the class in a one-weekend or weekly, once-a-week form. Call 319-373-3971 or email us at the link below for more information or to register. We also will bring ground school classes to your community. Contact us for more information. Iowa Flight Training PRIVATE PILOT GROUND SCHOOL – $250, includes materials. This class is designed to prepare you for the Private Pilot knowledge exam. We offer the class in a one-weekend or weekly, once-a-week form. Call 319-373-3971 or email us at the link below for more information or to register. We also will bring ground school classes to your community. Contact us for more information. Iowa Flight Training. Plane Rental $119hr x 40hrs = $4760 + Ground School + Testing + Instructor. Plane Rental $119hr x 45hrs = $5355 + Ground School + Testing + Instructor. Plane Rental $119hr x 50hrs = $5950 + Ground School + Testing + Instructor. Plane Rental $119hr x 55hrs = $6545 + Ground School + Testing + Instructor. =================================== So if you really want to Fly an Ultralight, and you want some Instruction, If you can get SPORT PILOT GROUND SCHOOL – $200, Rent a Plane for $119hr x 10hr = $1,190, and Pay an Instructor - $35-$50/hour, $35 x 10hrs = $350 or $50 x 10hrs = $500. $200 + $1190 + $350 = $1740 or $200 + $1,190 + $500 = $1,890 today in 2019! Would it be Smart to still find someone or a Manufacture with similar Type 2 Seat AirPlane and try to get a Basic Flight in one, Yes. A Smile, Offer Lunch and offer to Pay for the Gas still goes a long way. Who knows you might make a new friend. Now, could some people just do maybe the Ground School and fewer Hours to cut Cost, Yes? Some may need even more Hours to feel comfortable. Now I just bought Large Coke and a Cheeseburger at the Gun Show today $15. Plane Rental in Ames, IA at one of the places.