Bundle Your Private Pilot + Instrument Rating

Knock both out in one package

The Summit Bundle

We call this the "Cross Country Pilot Package". Pilots looking to fly longer distances will benefit from the flexibility that earning an instrument rating on top of a private pilot certificate offers. To facilitate this, we offer a combined private and instrument package that with the option to complete your training in 7 or 10 months.

Check out our private and instrument training pages for details on the overall training program. The overall requirements and objectives do not change.

For this program we offer you special savings for continuing on with your instrument training right after your private training is completed. Like career track programs, staying in the training environment offers you the opportunity to be most efficient with your training program. We offer you two speeds at which to complete this program.​


Private Pilot + Instrument Rating Packages

We pride ourselves on transparency when it comes to flight training. While other flight schools may hide their pricing, we feel that our future students should have an idea of what they’re paying when engaging in flight training with us.

7 Month Program

$4,500 /1st month

$3,600 months 2-7 or Pay $25,500 once

Our seven month* private - instrument pilot training package is available in one of our instrument equipped Pipers.

  • Everything in the private pilot package.
  • Everything in the instrument rating package.

10 Month Program

$4,500 /1st month

Pay $2,500 in months 2-10 or Pay $26,500 once

Our ten month* private-instrument training package provides a few additional hours to accommodate the longer training plan.

  • Everything in the private pilot package.
  • Everything in the instrument rating package.

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Private Pilot + Instrument Rating

Frequently asked questions


Why packages?

We offer our best pricing with these packages because it allows us to manage our aircraft and instructor workloads more predictably and efficiently. They also offer you the best structure for finishing what you started. Additionally, many financing options require packaging to structure a loan for students needing that option.


How often will I fly with these packages?

Our seven-month program has you scheduled for 2-3 lessons per week (15-16 aircraft or simulator hours per month). Our ten monthly program is designed for 2 lessons per week over nine months (9-11 aircraft or simulator hours per month).


What happens if I don't use all my flight hours?

We will gladly roll those hours into another package or you may use them for rental purposes within 90 days of your checkride.


What happens if I exceed my allocated flight hours?

We strive for this not to happen by providing average flight hours that are needed for the program length you select. However, in the event this happens, we will provide you additional aircraft and/or instructor hours at an agreed-upon discounted rate.


What happens if I need to quit or defer my training?

Life happens, we get it. If you need to defer your training you may pause payments and elect a future restart date. If you have paid off your program, but have not completed it, your program remains valid for one year after the initial program end date. Upon restart, you may receive a new instructor and experience the need to fly additional hours to complete your certificate, but we will provide all hours originally paid for by your package. If you need to withdraw from your program, you will lose access to the preferred package pricing. We will bill you current retail pricing, plus a 5% administrative fee for all instructor services and flight time flown. Insurance, ground school, and Foreflight fees are, unfortunately, non-refundable. Any remaining money on account will be refunded within 7 days of written notice of withdrawal. If your account is in deficit, we will need the balance paid off at the time of cancellation.