My rate for both flight and ground instruction is $85/ hour, with the exception of flight instruction in multi-engine aircraft which is $95/ hour. You supply the airplane.
The total cost for flight training comes down to the amount of training it takes for you to meet the requirements specified by the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR’s), which includes both minimum experience requirements as well as specific proficiency levels. Minimum experience for the various certificate levels are summarized below:
Private Pilot: 40 hours total flight training experience, including a minimum of 20 hours flight training with an instructor.
Instrument Rating: 40 hours instrument experience, including a minimum of 15 hours of flight training with an Instrument Instructor.
Commercial Pilot: 250 hours total experience, including 20 hours of flight training with an instructor.
Multi-Engine Rating: No minimum experience, based on proficiency.
Tailwheel Endorsement: No minimum experience, based on proficiency.
Airline Transport Pilot (ATP): 1500 hours total experience.