THE Balloon Flight School Owned Balloon

THE Balloon Flight School furnishes a training balloon, instructor, a crew person, vehicle, propane and insurance for $375 per flight hour. Minimum of one hour per outing.  Check Ride cost is $475 for Private and $515 for Commercial including DPE.  See packaged courses below for additional discounted rates.

 

Customer Owned Balloon​​

THE Balloon Flight School furnishes the instructor at $125 per flight hour.   Minimum one hour per outing. Customer supplies balloon, vehicle, crew, vehicle/balloon fuel and insurance. Check ride with instructor as crew. $400 private. $440 commercial including DPE. See packaged courses below for additional discounted rates.

Other Fees Per Flight

  • THE Balloon Flight School Vehicle..$75

  • Tether Ropes.................................$10

  • Inflation Fan..................................$10

  • Extra Propane tank........................$10

  • Radios...........................................$10

  • Crew Person ..........$55/ per flight hour*

*Minimum of 2 personnel (2 crew /or/ instructor + crew)

for AX7 Minimum of 3 personnel  for AX8)

Package Rates

Private Pilot or Additional Rating

Minimum 10 hours Flight Training $350/Flt. Hr.

Estimated cost for private flight training $3,000~$5,000

(includes 10-15 hours of instruction)

Check Ride includes 2 THE Balloon Flight School personnel and examiner $475

Commercial Pilot Rating

10 Hours flight training,  including solo time, check ride additional. Student must have a minimum of 35 hours of flight in some aircraft to complete the commercial flight training.

Minimum 10 hours Flight Training $350/Flt. Hr.

Estimated cost for commercial flight training $3,500~$5,000

Commercial ground school is not included.  Check ride, includes 2 THE Balloon Flight School personnel and examiner $515

Training manual and logbooks are available to students at their own expense.  The above package price includes both pre-flight briefing and post-flight critiques and prep for check ride. The above assumes the student has either passed the written exam or is currently a Pilot Certificate holder.  Formal ground school is not included in price.

Training manual and logbooks are available to students at their own expense.  The above package price includes both pre-flight briefing and post-flight critiques and prep for check ride. The above assumes the student has either passed the written exam or is currently a Pilot Certificate holder.  Formal ground school is not included in price.

Ground School Private

Curriculum consists of 3 stages: FAR's and other government publications: weather; Navigation/maps usage, balloon theory; flight fundamentals; FAA written exam is $175.  Course requires a minimum of 18 hours to complete. (average is 25 hours).

  • Complete Course................ $900

  • Additional Hourly Rate ......... $50

Ground School Commercial

Curriculum consists of 3 stages: FAR's and other government publications: weather; Navigation/maps usage, balloon theory; flight fundamentals; flight /ground instruction; FAA written exam is $175.  Course requires a minimum of 20 hours to complete. (average is 30 hours).

  • Complete Course................ $1000

  • Additional Hourly Rate ......... $50

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al@theballoonflightschool.com

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Saturday  8am-4pm

Sunday  9am-4pm

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