Pilot training cost in the Philippines.

pilot training cost in philippines

Are there any ways to minimize the pilot course cost in the Philippines?

There are not many options for international students in the Philippines to reduce the pilot course cost.

The smartest thing to do here in the Philippines as a foreign pilot is not to delay your training.

To reduce the associated cost with the course tuition fees, finish the flight training here as soon as possible.

Do you know why do I tell this?

Because if you finish the pilot course sooner, the better it is for you.

As I have mentioned earlier:

Flight training institutes grant payment for visa extensions and special study permit for the first year only.

Assuming you are still here and the first year has passed:

Perhaps you are waiting to fly the remaining hours, and the flight school will not take liability for the immigration costs.

Those will be extra costs on your side.

The longer you stay here in the Philippines, the more you will spend on your accommodation.

Unlike local students, they can stay with their family and continue flight training.

Want to know all the reasons that may delay the flight training course?

Go to the link below.

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I have discussed all the possible reasons in the link above.

Best commercial pilot training schools in the Philippines.

A flight training school is best only when they have adequate aircraft in their fleet to accommodate all the pilot trainees.

The aircraft must be in excellent shape always.

The maintenance team of that flight school has to have a good record.

It is to ensure that the pilot students will not face unexpected incidents during their flight training.

Instructors must be experienced and friendly.

As well as anticipating the administration and office staff to be friendly is the norm.

Did you expect a list of Philippine pilot schools?

I am not going to share that because:

It is you who have to do your research and figure out the best pilot school in the Philippines.

Don’t know how to filter through your choices of flight schools?

I have listed every consideration before enrolling in flight school here:

RELATED: How to choose a flight school?

I will not name a bunch of flight schools here because one student may have a fantastic experience in a flight school.

And another student might explain his experience with the flight school as horrible.

So it is you who have to decide where to go.

RELATED: How to choose a flight school?

One last important thing about the right flight school in the Philipines is to have a proper liaison officer.

If the school does not have a proper liaison officer, the documentation will take a lot longer to process in the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.

If you are an international student, you may only imagine how slow is the paperwork in CAAP.

Faster processing of documentation will help a student pilot cut the overall pilot course cost and tuition fee.

That applies to both foreign and local pilot trainees.

To find more about the best flight training schools and institutes in the Philippines, send us an email or leave a comment below.

I have several good flight schools in my mind, though I am not going to make a list here due to numerous reasons.

You may also use this Contact Form Here to send me an email. I will get back to you shortly.


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18 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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