SunState Aviation Flight School


Aircraft Rental and Flight Instruction Rates

Effective October 1, 2014

Aircraft Rental only for instructional purposes at this time.

Aircraft Rental - Single Engine - Glass Cockpit

Standard Rate

Frequent Flyer Rate*

Cessna 162 SkycatcherCessna 162 Skycatcher - The Skycatcher is available for Sport Pilot and Private Pilot instruction as well as for hour building programs.

Garmin G300 Equipped!

$119 per hr. $109 per hr.

Cessna 172 Skyhawk SPCessna 172 - Garmin G1000 equipped 180 horsepower, 53 gallons usable fuel, all new Garmin G1000 integrated avionics, WAAS, XM weather and XM radio, Traffic Information System

$174 per hr. $154 per hr.

Cessna 172 Skyhawk SPCessna 172 - Garmin G1000 equipped Air-conditioned, 180 horsepower, 53 gallons usable fuel, all new Garmin G1000 integrated avionics, WAAS, XM weather and XM radio, Traffic Information System

$199 per hr. $175 per hr.

Cessna 182T Skylane2005 - Cessna 182T Skylane - Garmin G1000 (high performance aircraft) - 230 horsepower, leather seats, Garmin G1000 avionics suite, Storm Scope, XM weather and XM radio, TIS (Traffic Information System)

$232.50 per hr.

$222.50 per hr.

Aircraft Rental - Single Engine - Non-Glass Cockpit

Standard Rate

Frequent Flyer Rate*

Cessna 172 Skyhawk SP, Nav-IICessna 172 SP - (Legacy cockpit) - 180 horsepower, leather seats, 53 gallons usable fuel, GPS with color moving map, 4 place intercom, dual VHF nav/com radios, multi-function display.

$156 per hr. $139 per hr.

Cessna Cutlass and Piper Arrow (complex aircraft) - 180 horsepower, retractable landing gear, constant speed propeller.

$195 per hr.


Aircraft Rental - Multi Engine

Standard Rate

Frequent Flyer Rate*

Beech BE-76 Duchess - The staple of the world's multi-engine flight training fleet!. This IFR certified 4-place twin is a great, stable multi-engine trainer.

$330 per hr.


Simulator - Advanced Aviation Training Device

Standard Rate

Frequent Flyer Rate*

Elite iGate G1000 Advanced Aviation Training DeviceElite iGate G1000 Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) - This actual Garmin G1000 Integrated Avionics Suite equipped flight simulator is FAA approved for Instrument training and recurrent training.

$49 per hr.


Instruction Rates

Flight Instruction

Ground Instruction

Rates for flight instruction are to be added to the appropriate aircraft rental rates above in order to compute the correct dual flight instruction rates (aircraft and instructor).

Our Airplane $65 per hr

$56 per hr

Your Airplane $81 per hr

SunState Aviation now requires all aircraft renters to carry a non-owned aircraft insurance policy (renter's insurance) with a minimum $5,000 Aircraft Damage Liability coverage.

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Accelerated Flight Training Courses

Sport Pilot Private Pilot Instrument Rating

Sport Pilot training courseFor about half the cost of a used car you can complete your Sport Pilot training course and enjoy a lifetime of memorable flying experiences as a certificated Sport Pilot. Our unique Integrated Flight Training programs are truly the most cost and time efficient way to reach your goals!

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Private Pilot training courseWith our FAA Approved accelerated Private Pilot course, you can get your Private Pilot License in 21 days, or even as little as 14 days for finish-up students!

This is true full-immersion flight training where you learn at your best pace with a highly experienced flight instructor.

Yes, we do Finish-up training!

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Instrument Rating training courseGet your Instrument Rating in as little as 2 weeks!

Stop wasting time with stop-and-start training that takes forever. Come to Florida and learn from some of the most experienced Instrument Flight Instructors on the planet!

FAA Approved!

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Ask about doing your Private Pilot and Instrument Rating courses back-to-back in as little as 6 weeks!

Commercial Pilot - Part 61 Multi-engine Rating Commercial Pilot - Part 141

Commercial Pilot training courseGet your Commercial Pilot training done in a week!

Whether you are looking to fly professionally, or just fly like a professional, this 7-day course is for you.

If you have a Private Pilot License and more than 240 hours in your logbook, then spend a week in Florida and go back home with a Commercial Pilot License!

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Multi-engine Rating training course

Multi-engine Rating in less than a week? Yes!

Add a Multi- engine rating to your pilot or flight instructor certificate in less than a week and for under $6000 including your check-ride and hotel stay!

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Start Your Commercial Pilot Training Immediately After or Simultaneously With Your Instrument Rating Training

This Commercial Pilot Airplane course is FAA part 141 approved, so you can get your Commercial Pilot License with as much as 50 fewer hours compared to part 61.

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Flight Instructor Training ZERO Start Training Program G1000 and Refresher Courses

Flight Instructor training coursesGet your CFI training done in as little as two weeks!

A laser-focused, one-on-one training course for those who don't have time to mess around.

"Sunstate Aviation exceeded my all expectations from my first inquiries, to scheduling my start of training, up through my Flight Instructor check-ride and final account balancing. Everyone on your staff were positive and helpful." - Dion R

CFI (initial) 14-day Course Details

CFI-Instrument 7-day Course Details

MEI Course Details

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ZERO Start training program - ZERO to Commercial Pilot in as little as 13 weeks!ZERO to Commercial Pilot in as little as 13 weeks? You bet!

This accelerated flight training course is designed to help the average person with no prior aviation experience complete their training in the most cost-and-time effective way possible.

  • Hotel Accommodations INCLUDED!

  • Flight/Ground Instruction INCLUDED!

  • Knowledge Tests INCLUDED!

  • Examiner's Fees INCLUDED!

  • No hidden fees - we will provide a detailed cost estimate!

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G1000 Transition Courses and Refresher/Recurrency TrainingBe a Better, Safer Pilot!

For busy pilots who need to refresh their piloting skills, re-gain legal currency or who want to learn to get the most from the equipment in their cockpit, these accelerated courses will help you to become an even better pilot in the most cost-and-time efficient way possible.

G1000 Transition Course (VFR/IFR)

G1000 Transition Course (VFR only)

Instrument Refresher Course

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Liberty University Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautics

Earn all your pilot ratings and a Bachelor's of Science in Aeronautics degree from the Liberty University School of Aeronautics. Train and study right here in sunny central Florida!

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This sheet is intended for informational purposes only and reflects estimated costs of all aspects of this training course. The hour requirements and associated costs are based on the average training time to complete the course and pass the FAA Practical Test. Your actual time to completion will vary. All prices subject to change without notice. Aircraft hourly rental rates quoted above include fuel and are based on a pre-paid block purchase of 20 hours or more. Any additional flight hours or instruction will generate additional costs.

A word about our pricing and rates: SunState Aviation's commitment to you, our students and customers is to provide the highest quality training and aircraft rental possible, combined with the very best possible customer service at the very best prices and hourly rates possible. We do not add fuel surcharges or any other hidden charges to our rental rates (a 7% local sales tax is added to non-instructional aircraft rentals), nor do we falsely inflate our rental rates in order to offer "special cut-rate deals." Our rates are competitive and our block discounts are already as low as we can possibly go. Please do not ask us to depart from our published rates. The prices and rates published on this web-site are the effective rates at the time that you viewed them and are subject to change. Thank you for your understanding. 

SunState Aviation Flight School is an FAA part 141 approved flight school which specializes in providing high-quality Accelerated Flight Training courses. We currently have three locations in central Florida; our Kissimmee location at Kissimmee Municipal Airport (KISM), our Lakeland location on the Sun N Fun campus at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (KLAL) and our Winter Haven location at Winter Haven's Gilbert Field airport (KGIF).

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