Pilot training cost in the Philippines.

pilot training cost in philippines

In general, most people do not have the idea of the cost of becoming a pilot.

However, I can say that the pilot course cost is inexpensive in the Philippines compared to many other countries.

The commercial pilot training cost may range from 40,000 USD to 80,000 USD.

Depending on the package you choose and the hours you intend to fly, your pilot course tuition fee will vary.

Surely if you have just made up your mind that you want to have a pilot’s license, just go for it.


Ask yourself, what are your aviation goals?


You can use several techniques according to your goals in life as a pilot.

In this article, I have shared some techniques which will certainly help you reduce your cost to become a pilot.

Are you willing to know the actual pilot course tuition fee in the Philippines?

Then continue reading because the real cost is unknown to all beginners.

Being associated with aviation in the Philippines since 2011, I have learned a lot about how to become a pilot.

The first question I have for you is:

Why do you want to become a pilot?

If you want to become a pilot for recreation, it is inexpensive.

On the other hand, if you are willing to make a living by flying for an airline at that point, it is entirely a different story.

If you want to fly for fun during weekends with friends, then you can simply acquire a private pilot license.

The private pilot license is only the initial stage.

A private pilot license will give you the privilege of flying an airplane.

With a private pilot license, you cannot accept any compensation for flying someone from point A to B.

To get a private pilot license, you only have to fly 40 hours.


Pass the private pilot knowledge exams, so that the CAAP can issue a private pilot license for you.

As you will have to fly only 40 hours of which minimum of 20 hours as PIC, you will have to spend less time in the aircraft.

The pilot training cost for a private pilot license may range from 8000 USD to 10,000 USD in the Philippines.

So ask yourself, do you only want a private pilot license?

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20 Replies to “Pilot training cost in the Philippines.

    1. Hello, I am aeronautical engineering student, in last semester of my course. Now I want to be a pilot and I have a dream that I will be fly a commercial airplane one day . But there is a fact that is money . Have any suggestions for it that to become a pilot with low cost ?

  1. Hi
    I’m 41 years old.its my dream get ppl licence .Can I know which country is more cheap.And can I use this ppl for helicopter

    1. Hi Sankaran, age is not a problem to get a PPL license.
      The concern is, are you medically fit to obtain a private pilot license? You need to get a medical certificate before you can apply for a private pilot license.

      Obtaining a private pilot license requires around 50 hours of flying time. Building 50 hours of flight time is very inexpensive in the Philippines. There are reason why suggest aspiring pilots to choose the Philippines for flight training:

    2. The hourly rate for pilot training here is quite cheap;
    3. You will experience amazing landscapes while training in the Philippines;
    4. Lastly, the living cost in the Philippines is very affordable.

      And your second question is: Can you fly a helicopter with PPL?
      Well, that depends on what kind of aircraft you choose to obtain your private pilot license.
      If you choose to get your PPL for a helicopter, then you will be able to fly helicopters. On the other hand, if you select a fixed-wing airplane to get your PPL, then you will only have to operate fixed-wing aircraft.

      If you have any more questions, feel free to reply here.

      1. i am medical student but i want to become a pilot. i have physics,english, chemistry not maths so what can i do
        i like to become a pilot

  2. i am medical student but i want to become a pilot. i have physics,english, chemistry not maths so what can i do
    i like to become a pilot

    1. Really, you can become a pilot if you know basic mathematics.

      People deem of flying as an intricate thing. It is not at all.

      Whatever necessary to become a pilot, you will learn in the pilot training ground school course.

      It all comes down to two things: Why do you want to become a pilot? For recreation or to work as an airline pilot?

      If you want to become a commercial pilot, you have to study hard because you need knowledge on multiple subjects to become a commercial pilot.

      Yet, to become a commercial pilot, it will not matter what subject you studied in your high school.

      To become a pilot, all you have to do is enroll in a well-reputed flight school and work hard. Read Here: How to choose a flight school?

      Have any more questions? Reply to this comment and I will get back to you.

  3. Thanks for your advices. I am from India-Punjab-Amritsar (Local ATQ Airport)
    I am senior 66 years male, Indian, medically fit, retired now.
    Having much constrains on funds. I am obsessed of adventures, solo, and on budget.
    Can you suggest me the cheapest country for leaning Flying to get a basic license to fly a non commercial aircraft anywhere in any country worldwide?
    I can shift to that country, so considered cost of boarding lodging in this process.

  4. How much does it cost including all other exepenses to become a pilot for an international student??

    And if you take a break after getting private liscense to earn for commercial one how much tUKme would it take and how much would ut cost??

  5. Hello,

    I’m Electronics Engineer and want to be a airline pilot at the age of 30. Is there any age limit ? How much would it cost me to get my airline pilot license ? how long does it take ? is it acceptable worldwide?

    1. Hello Fahad. The age limit to become a pilot is between 60 to 65, depending on the country. If you are 30 now, by 32, you can get a commercial pilot license.
      Once you have a commercial pilot license with an instrument rating, there is a possibility for you to get a pilot’s job. But there is no guarantee that one can get an airline job with a fresh commercial pilot license.
      Pilots need to build experience by working as a Flight Instructor or sometimes as charter pilots. With adequate flying hours, you have greater chances of getting an airline pilot job.
      If you put effort and have the funds to complete flight training, you can expect to have an airline pilot job by the time you are 35. Getting a pilot job at 35 is not impossible.

  6. Hii, I am from India and I am thinking of doing my pilot training from philippines , I am a bit confused because I have read some bad points about doing pilot training from philippines, can you please tell me if I should do it from philippines or not?

    1. You can have a low cost of living if you go to phillipines or south africa to pursue your flight training it might charge you upto 45,000$ including accomodation and many more!

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