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Is this a good deal? $120 for 1hr on Cessna 172.
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Is this a good deal? $120 for 1hr on Cessna 172. - May 18, 2012, 05:40 AM

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With A.T.C. Flight Training Center, you get two hours of flight training in Fort Washington (a quick 15 minutes from DC). The first hour will be spent on the ground, covering the basics of aviation and the Cessna 172 aircraft that you’re about to fly. Then, an experienced Certified Flight Instructor will take you up in the air, and once you’re at a safe altitude, let you take over the controls. You’ll fly around Potomac Airfield for a full hour, learning how to climb, descend, and complete shallow turns, all under the direction of your CFI. Feast your eyes on sweeping views of southern Maryland—and (just maybe) pretend you’re on a top secret mission. You can even bring a friend along to be your second-in-command. As a bonus, you’ll also receive a $200 discount toward your first month of Flying Club or toward aircraft rental for hourly lessons.
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May 18, 2012, 06:56 AM

I paid $50 at an airport outside of Philly. Total time including flight was a little over an hour. So for two hours the price seems about right.

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May 18, 2012, 07:19 AM

Looks good for all you're getting. Reminds me of when Cessna had an intro lesson special for $35 several years back, I think it lasted about 1 hour total and flight time was limited. And it was a 152. I left thinking the drive time to Gaithersburg and back was hardly worth it for that little airtime. I would have chosen the package you're looking at.
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May 18, 2012, 08:01 AM

Buy a logbook and log the hours. The $200 credit toward future hours is also a nice bonus. Overall that's a sweet deal for one hour ground and one hour air time. That's about what I paid for a Cessna 152 years ago at manassas airport when I got my license.

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May 18, 2012, 08:14 AM

Wow i was looking for a flying deal. Gonna purchase one my self! lol

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May 18, 2012, 01:45 PM

Yes, good deal. The plane itself is probably $120ish wet per hour, and you also get two hours of instruction at ~$50/hr. Like somebody else said, the $200 credit will definitely help if it's something you want to continue doing.
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