I enjoy this work and I don’t do it only for money.
If I did, the price of PPG training would be way more then what I charge
Take care and fly safe
PPG Training Is Not Expensive
I have recently spoke with a prospective student who mentioned that $ 3500 (Sep 2016) for week of training is a lot of money and it is quite expensive.
Try to hire an electrician that will start working on Saturday morning and will work for 12 hours straight, then from Sunday morning to Friday evening 8 hrs each day. Your bill will be way more then $3500.
Try this with plumber, carpenter and any other trade… never mind lawyer, engineer or such…
$3500 PPG course fee includes aircraft rental for approximately 7 – 8 hrs. If you rent Piper Cherokee (aircraft I rent) 8 hour rent alone is $1220.
Electrician, plumber, carpenter have very limited liability.
If someone will crash badly under my guidance, general public will not consider this to ben just an accident like car crash, or snowmobile or ATV crash.
Because it is flying and it is unusual, there will be stories in the media. General public will question if this type of flying is necessary and I will get dragged over the coals being the instructor involved, there will be TC investigations and list just goes on.
If this was an easy way to make $ there would be school in every town… but there is not.