One of the biggest missteps that many people make when considering flight training is asking about an hourly rate. Face it; we live in a society where we are always looking for a cheaper option. What good is a cheap hourly rate if it takes you twice as long to achieve your objective? Besides the money, you must think about the quality of education as well. This is especially so if you are going to be flying with your friends and family. You should also consider that approximately 20% of our students started elsewhere because they perceived it to be cheaper. They come to us to help get their courses back on track and finish up. You also need to know what is included in the hourly rate. A good hourly rate will include hull and liability insurance, a well maintained airplane, a structured flight training program, fuel, and a well qualified instructor. American Flyers does not approach our courses from an hourly rate perspective. We consider first, did you receive the expected quality of education? And second, was your course cost reasonable for the education you received?