Rates and Polices

To book a discovery or scenic flight, instruction or practical test, call (909) 754-9155 or e-mail: jscarcel@csusb.edu. Major credit cards are accepted. If you purchased or received a gift certificate, please call when you have a date and time. Make sure you bring your gift certificate with you on the day of your flight. 

Achieving a pilot rating is hard work. If you are interested in learning to fly, don't get stuck on hourly rates, pricing sheets, and local sales jargon...what you find on the internet will fool you! As the adage goes, "you get what you pay for."

I spent many years shopping for the best rates, cutting costs, and flying with different instructors. There are no short cuts and what you put into is exactly what you will get out of it. Learning to fly is a process. You must be committed, dedicated, and work at it. It takes study and practice. If you want to save money, my recommendation is that you find a good instructor that you can work with. One that builds, mentors, and coaches their students. It is value added and it goes a long way. 

Moreover, if you want to save money, know that this venture is an adventure and is going to cost you time and money. It is a huge financial and personal commitment. I get it! I did it! You have to stick with it! In order to get proficient at flying, it will take time on task as education takes repetition. Repetition is the best teacher. Still, I will do what I can, where I can, to help cut costs. You will soon learn that I spend a great deal deal of time outside the cockpit with my students on the phone, at the airport, and other because of the joy of flying. Not too mention, my students become my colleagues and friends. There is nothing more rewarding than introducing individuals to aviation, seeing them obtain a rating and become a member of the airport community, purchasing a plane, renting a hangar, and more. 

Give me a call for a trial flight. Or, give me call and let's talk about next steps toward your reaching your aviation goals. Your success is mine. We are in this together. I look forward to flying with you soon. 


(30 MINUTE GROUND LESSON 30 MINUTE FLIGHT)                                

Cessna 152                                                                 $125.00

Beech Skipper 77                                                     $135.00

Cessna 172                                                                 $150.00              


Flight                                                                           $60.00/Hour

Ground                                                                       $55.00/Hour


Check Ride Assessment (2.5 Hours)                    $200.00                 


Cessna 152 (IFR Equipped)                                     $125.00/Hour

Beech Skipper 77                                                      $135.00/Hour

Cessna 172                                                                  $150.00/Hour 


Glider Private Pilot                                                   $575.00

Glider Commercial Pilot                                          $675.00

Initial Glider Flight Instructor                               $1000.00

*Glider Flight Instructor                                         $850.00*

  Add-on, Renewal, Reinstatement 

Re-examinations After Failure                              $450.00*

*Re-examinations must be completed within 60 days.

Continuances (ground or flight)                           $250.00*

*Continuances must be completed within 60 days. If not completed in 60 days the entire test must be repeated.

Payment is by cash, PayPal, or credit card via PayPal and will be collected at the beginning of the appointment

Travel Policy:


Practical tests are conducted at Hemet Ryan (KHMT), Skylark (CA89), Crystal airport (46CN) other upon request. In the event I agree to travel to your location, additional fees apply.

Cancellation Policies:

Cancellations will be on a case by case bases.


Feel free to give me a call or send me an e-mail for questions, concerns, or to request clarification about the particulars on any of these policies.

Pre-Test Meeting:


It is encouraged applicants contact me in advance regarding check rides. Check rides are stressful. The goal is to assist in your success and relieve the pressure of the test.