THE Balloon Flight School

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 Phone: (505) 821-8558

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1220 RockRose Rd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112

 

THE Balloon Flight School  Flight/Ground School Rates for the Albuquerque Area

Rates apply to instruction begun October 16th through April 30th -Add 5% for training May 1st through September 15th

 
 

THE Balloon Flight School Owned Balloon

THE Balloon Flight School furnishes a training balloon, instructor, a crew person, vehicle, propane and insurance for $325.00 per flight hour. Minimum of one hour per outing.  Check Ride cost is $475.00 for Private and $515.00 for Commercial including DPE.  See packaged courses below for additional discounted rates.

Package Rates

Private Pilot or Additional Rating

(Under 14 CFR 141 Flight School)

Minimum 8 hours Flight Training $300.00/Flt. Hr.

Estimated cost for private flight training $2,750.00~$4,000.00

(includes 10-15 hours of instruction)

Check Ride includes 2 THE Balloon Flight School personnel and examiner $450.00

 

Customer Owned Balloon

THE Balloon Flight School furnishes the instructor at $125.00 per flight hour.   Minimum one hour per outing. Customer supplies balloon, vehicle, crew, vehicle/balloon fuel and insurance. Check ride with instructor as crew. $300.00 private. $340.00 commercial including DPE. See packaged courses below for additional discounted rates.

Package Rates

Commercial Pilot Rating

(Under 14 CFR 141 Flight School)

10 Hours flight training, 8 flight minimum, including solo time, check ride additional. Student must be enrolled in our 14 CFR Part 141 Private Flight Curriculum or have a Private Pilot Certificate. Commercial ground school is not included.  Check ride, includes 2 THE Balloon Flight School personnel and examiner $490.00

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. Due to the high cost of gasoline at the present time, we regrettably must add an $8.00 per flight day surcharge to our rates.

 

Ground School Private

Curriculum consists of 3 stages: FAR's and other government publications: weather; Navigation/maps usage, balloon theory; flight fundamentals; Quizzes to prepare for FAA written exam is $160.00.  Course requires a minimum of 18 hours to complete. (average is 25 hours).

 

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; Quizzes to prepare for FAA written exam is $160.00.  Course requires a minimum of 20 hours to complete. (average is 30 hours).
 

  • Complete Course................ $500.00
  • Additional Hourly Rate ......... $50.00

 

  • Complete Course................ $500.00
  • Additional Hourly Rate ......... $50.00

 

Other Fees

  • THE Balloon Flight School Vehicle.....$75.00

  • Tether Ropes.................................$10.00

  • Inflator Fan...................................$10.00

  • Extra Propane tank........................$10.00

  • Radios...........................................$10.00

  • Crew Person .........$55.00/ per flight hour*

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

for AX7 Minimum of 3 personnel  for AX8)