Costs and Finance

Costs and Finance

How much does pilot training cost?

This is not straightforward to answer, as there are many choices that will affect the cost of pilot training. Have a look at the budget calculator to see how much it might cost you to train with the Wings Alliance.

Here is an example of a student’s training costs; which even includes a 10% contingency allowance for ‘extras’ such as additional training. Typically, our training routes cost between 51-65K, although they can be less than £40,000.  Our training advisor can help you prepare a budget.

The benefit of choosing a flexible modular route is that you can work a full-time job while also studying to become a commercial pilot. This can make the modular route significantly more affordable compared to integrated routes.

We offer 3 different programmes, each with a different cost:

  • Full-time package programme – £59,500
  • Flexible programme – £51,000 – £60,000
  • Degree programme – £62,060 (not including university tuition fees)

Visit our flight training page to view to find out more about them.

Budget Calculator

Whats the cost of pilot training?

How can I pay for pilot training?

For many would-be pilots the costs of training are the greatest barrier to entry to the profession. You can download a guide for the UK – although the situation may be different in your own country, the same principles are likely to apply.

Useful documents and website:
Example training costs (pdf)
Raising the finance (pdf)
Experian – In the UK Experian offer a free credit check

I really feel the Wings Alliance helped me secure my job with Thomas Cook. My total training cost was approximately £45,000.

Michael Windsor, First Officer, British Airways

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