Pilot and Instructor Rates

Sawyer Aviation Instructor-Pilots are some of the best in the world-of-aviation. Sawyer Aviation’s uniformed instructors have years of experience to assist you in reaching your goals better, faster and safer. Sawyer Aviation Instructors undergo annual-recurrent training and random drug-testing to ensure the safest possible training environment for you.

Instructor: $85/hr ($76.50 Prepay)
Senior Instructor:
$85/hr ($76.50 Prepay)
Ground Instruction/Standby: 
same as flight rate
Multi-Engine or Cirrus Instruction Premium:
Day Rate:
$4001($550 Senior Instructor)
Overnight Rate:
Contract Pilot Services (Sawyer Instructor-Pilot to fly your own aircraft): CALL**

Pilot / Instructor and Flight Training sessions begin at the start of the scheduled appointment or beginning of the lesson whichever occurs first and ends when the lesson has de-briefed and concluded. Transit time, not local in nature, is included in total time.

1Day Rate charged when total Pilot or Instructor Flight and ground time is consecutively scheduled to exceed 6.0 hours; charged when Pilot / Instructor is required for flight as minimum flight crew (two pilot aircraft) or when acting as Pilot In Command or Second In Command. Note – it is the client’s responsibility to ensure Pilot meets any applicable requirements to serve as Second In Command / SIC. A second Day Rate is assessed if the flight goes past 12:00a midnight; and/or when flight-time exceeds eight-hours or 14-hours of being on duty within a 24-hour period.

*6:00pm – 8:00am “Standby” applies during daytime hours (client pays all transportation & lodging expenses), $200 if client pays all overnight, ground-transportation, food and lodging expenses at reasonable business-grade hotel. Additional charge may apply for unanticipated overnights. $400 if client does not cover overnight expenses. Additional charges may apply when excessive fees are incurred.

**All flights in non-Sawyer Aviation aircraft with Sawyer Aviation Instructor-Pilots on-board require non-Sawyer Aviation aircraft owner to list Sawyer Aviation, LLC as additional insured on his-or-her aircraft insurance policy prior to flight. Subject to Sawyer Aviation approval.

For more information contact Sawyer Aviation at (480) 922-5221 (option 3).