In The Pattern is a full-service Part-61 flight school. Our flight instructors can take you from a brand new student pilot all the way through to a professional pilot. Whether you’re looking to fly recreationally or begin a career in aviation, In The Pattern can help.

We provide so much more than just a place to learn how to fly, though. We strive to create a fun and exciting aviation community in North Texas that allows us to grow in our passion for aviation. Our mission is to create an environment where everyone can come and Experience Aviation together.

Learn To Fly On Your Terms

Becoming a pilot is a journey. We have students from all age groups and backgrounds come to us to learn how to fly and to work on all levels of ratings. Everyone is in a different place in life when they begin their training. We meet you there!

In The Pattern works to provide each and every student with a customized, tailored instruction plan that meets their needs and ability. Our professional flight instructors will work with you with an approach to your training that fits your schedule and goals.

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Licenses

SPORT PILOT’S LICENSE

The sport pilot certificate is an affordable first step into the sky that brings much of the joy of a private certificate—with less training time and costs.

Price Breakdown

The times listed below are FAA minimums. It can be difficult to obtain proficiency in the times listed, therefore, it is wise to add 25% to the total price for planning purposes.

15 hours of dual (flight time with an instructor) @ $195/hr $2,925

5 hours of solo time @$135/hr$675

5 hours of ground instruction @$60/hr. $300

Written Test$175

Checkride (1.5 hrs flight time and $700 examiner fee)$900

Total cost in the Vashon Ranger$4,975

PRIVATE PILOT’S LICENSE

This is the starting point for every pilot. You’ll learn all the essentials you need to be a proficient aviator.

Price Breakdown

The times listed below are FAA minimums. It can be difficult to obtain proficiency in the times listed, therefore, it is wise to add 25% to the total price for planning purposes.

30 hours of dual (flight time with an instructor) @ $180/hr $5,400

10 hours of solo time @ $120/hr    $1,200

5 hours of ground instruction @ $60/hr    $300

Written Test    $175

3rd Class Medical Certificate      $40

Checkride (1.5 hrs flight time and $700 examiner fee)    $880

Total cost in the Cessna 152$7,995

Price Breakdown

The times listed below are FAA minimums. It can be difficult to obtain proficiency in the times listed, therefore, it is wise to add 25% to the total price for planning purposes.

30 hours of dual (flight time with an instructor) @ $215/hr  $6,450

10 hours of solo time @ $155/hr     $1,550

5 hours of ground instruction @ $60/hr     $300

Written Test     $175

3rd Class Medical Certificate       $40

Checkride (1.5 hrs flight time and $700 examiner fee)     $930

Total cost in the Cessna 172         $9,445

Price Breakdown

The times listed below are FAA minimums. It can be difficult to obtain proficiency in the times listed, therefore, it is wise to add 25% to the total price for planning purposes.

30 hours of dual (flight time with an instructor) @ $180/hr $6,450

10 hours of solo time @ $120/hr    $1,550

5 hours of ground instruction @ $60/hr    $300

Written Test    $175

3rd Class Medical Certificate      $40

Checkride (1.5 hrs flight time and $700 examiner fee)    $930

Total cost in the Cherokee 180       $9,445

Price Breakdown

The times listed below are FAA minimums. It can be difficult to obtain proficiency in the times listed, therefore, it is wise to add 25% to the total price for planning purposes.

30 hours of dual (flight time with an instructor) @ $195/hr $5,850

10 hours of solo time @ $135/hr    $1,350

5 hours of ground instruction @ $60/hr    $300

Written Test    $175

3rd Class Medical Certificate      $40

Checkride (1.5 hrs flight time and $700 examiner fee)    $900

Total cost in the Vashon Ranger      $8,615

Instrument Rating

An instrument rating trains you to fly soley by reference to the flight instruments. Instrument training will help sharpen your skills and make you a safer pilot.

NOTE: This estimate assumes you already have your Private Pilot Certificate.
There are also many variables in a cost estimation that will provide opportunities to cut your costs down.

Price Breakdown

The times listed below are FAA minimums. It can be difficult to obtain proficiency in the times listed, therefore, it is wise to add 25% to the total price for planning purposes.

25 hours of Cross Country - Cessna 152 @ $120/hr$3,000

15 hours of dual (flight time with a CFII) @ $215/hr  $3,225

25 hours of IFR/Cross Country Time Building @ $155/hr   $3,875

6 hours of ground instruction @ $60/hr $360

Written Test  $175

Checkride (1.5 hrs flight time and $700 examiner fee) $940

Total cost in the Cessna 172    $11,575

Price Breakdown

The times listed below are FAA minimums. It can be difficult to obtain proficiency in the times listed, therefore, it is wise to add 25% to the total price for planning purposes.

25 hours of Cross Country - Cessna 152 @ $120/hr$3,000

15 hours of dual (flight time with a CFII) @ $215/hr   $3,225

25 hours of IFR/Cross Country Time Building @ $155/hr   $3,875

6 hours of ground instruction @ $60/hr $360

Written Test  $175

Checkride (1.5 hrs flight time and $700 examiner fee)   $940

Total cost in the Cherokee 180    $11,575

commercial pilot certificate

A commercial pilot certificate allows you to receive compensation for flying.

NOTE: This estimate assumes you already have your Private Pilot Certificate with an Instrument Rating with 125 hour total time in your log book.
There are also many variables in a cost estimation that will provide opportunities to cut your costs down.

Price Breakdown

The times listed below are FAA minimums. It can be difficult to obtain proficiency in the times listed, therefore, it is wise to add 25% to the total price for planning purposes.

20 hours of dual (flight time with an instructor) @ $180/hr$3,600

95 hours of Solo and Time Building - Cessna 152 @ $120/hr$11,400

10 hours of TAA* Time w/CFI @ $195/hr$1,950

6 hours of ground instruction @ $60/hr$360

Written Test$175

2nd Class Medical$40

Checkride (1.5 hrs flight time and $700 examiner fee)$880

Total cost in the Cessna 152$18,405

*This 10 hour FAA requirement can be done in a TAA or complex aircraft. This will affect cost somewhat. We do our complex training in the Comanche 250.

Price Breakdown

The times listed below are FAA minimums. It can be difficult to obtain proficiency in the times listed, therefore, it is wise to add 25% to the total price for planning purposes.

20 hours of dual (flight time with an instructor) @ $215/hr$4,300

95 hours of Solo and Time Building - Cessna 152 @ $120/hr$11,400

10 hours of TAA* Time w/CFI @ $195/hr $1,950

6 hours of ground instruction @ $60/hr $360

Written Test      $175

2nd Class Medical$40

Checkride (1.5 hrs flight time and $700 examiner fee)$940

Total cost in the Cessna 172   $19,165

*This 10 hour FAA requirement can be done in a TAA or complex aircraft. This will affect cost somewhat. We do our complex training in the Comanche 250.



Price Breakdown

The times listed below are FAA minimums. It can be difficult to obtain proficiency in the times listed, therefore, it is wise to add 25% to the total price for planning purposes.

20 hours of dual (flight time with an instructor) @ $215/hr$4,300

95 hours of Solo and Time Building - Cessna 152 @ $120/hr$11,400

10 hours of TAA* Time w/CFI @ $195/hr $1,950

6 hours of ground instruction @ $60/hr $360

Written Test        $175

2nd Class Medical$40

Checkride (1.5 hrs flight time and $700 examiner fee)$940

Total cost in the Cherokee 180   $19,165

*This 10 hour FAA requirement can be done in a TAA or complex aircraft. This will affect cost somewhat. We do our complex training in the Comanche 250.



Price Breakdown

The times listed below are FAA minimums. It can be difficult to obtain proficiency in the times listed, therefore, it is wise to add 25% to the total price for planning purposes.

20 hours of dual (flight time with an instructor) @ $195/hr$3.900

95 hours of Solo and Time Building @ $120/hr$11,400

10 hours of TAA* Time w/CFI @ $195/hr $1,950

6 hours of ground instruction @ $60/hr $360

Written Test      $175

2nd Class Medical$40

Checkride (1.5 hrs flight time and $700 examiner fee)$940

Total cost in the Vashon Ranger  $18,765

*This 10 hour FAA requirement can be done in a TAA or complex aircraft. This will affect cost somewhat. We do our complex training in the Comanche 250.



MULTI-ENGINE Commercial ADD-ON

Adding on your Multi-Engine Rating to your Commercial License. 

NOTE: This estimate assumes you already have your Commercial License.

Price Breakdown

There are no FAA minimums, however it is wise to add 25% to the total price for planning purposes.

6 hours of dual (flight time with an instructor) @ $410/hr$2,460

3 hours of ground instruction @ $60/hr   $180

Checkride (1.5 hrs flight time and $700 examiner fee)   $1,200

Total cost in the Piper Aztec    $3,840

Certified Flight Instructor

The natural next step after your Commercial License. This certificate allows you to be immediately hired after your Commercial Rating and to train student pilots.

NOTE: This estimate assumes you already have your Commercial Airplane Rating.

PRICE BREAKDOWN

There are no FAA minimums, however it is wise to add 25% to the total price for planning purposes.

10 hours of dual (flight time with an instructor) @ $180/hr $1,800

20 hours of ground instruction @ $60/hr   $1,200

2 Written Tests (FOI and FIA) @$165 each       $350

Checkride (1.5 hrs flight time and $1,100 examiner fee)    $1,280

TOTAL COST IN THE CESSNA 152  $4,630

Price Breakdown

There are no FAA minimums, however it is wise to add 25% to the total price for planning purposes.

10 hours of dual (flight time with an instructor) @ $215/hr $2,150

20 hours of ground instruction @ $60/hr   $1,200

2 Written Tests (FOI and FIA) @$165 each       $350

Checkride (1.5 hrs flight time and $1,100 examiner fee)    $1,410

Total cost in the Cessna 172  $5,110

PRICE BREAKDOWN

There are no FAA minimums, however it is wise to add 25% to the total price for planning purposes.

10 hours of dual (flight time with an instructor) @ $215/hr $2,150

20 hours of ground instruction @ $60/hr   $1,200

2 Written Tests (FOI and FIA) @$165 each       $350

Checkride (1.5 hrs flight time and $1,100 examiner fee)    $1,410

TOTAL COST IN THE Cherokee 180  $5,110

PRICE BREAKDOWN

There are no FAA minimums, however it is wise to add 25% to the total price for planning purposes.

10 hours of dual (flight time with an instructor) @ $195/hr $1,950

20 hours of ground instruction @ $60/hr   $1,200

2 Written Tests (FOI and FIA) @$165 each       $350

Checkride (1.5 hrs flight time and $1,100 examiner fee)    $1,310

TOTAL COST IN THE Vashon Ranger  $4,810

CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTOR

The next step after your CFI. This will allow you to instruct for instrument flight training. 

NOTE: This estimate assumes you already have your Certified Flight Instructor Certificate.

Price Breakdown

There are no FAA minimums, however it is wise to add 25% to the total price for planning purposes.

7 hours of dual (flight time with an instructor) @ $215/hr    $1,505

6 hours of ground instruction @ $60/hr     $360

Written Test   $175

Checkride (1.5 hrs flight time and $700 examiner fee)      $940

Total cost in the Cessna 172  $2,980

Price Breakdown

There are no FAA minimums, however it is wise to add 25% to the total price for planning purposes.

7 hours of dual (flight time with an instructor) @ $215/hr    $1,505

6 hours of ground instruction @ $60/hr     $360

Written Test   $175

Checkride (1.5 hrs flight time and $700 examiner fee)      $940

Total cost in the Cessna 172  $2,980

MULTI-ENGINE INSTRUCTOR ADD-ON

Adding on your Multi-Engine Rating to your Certified Flight Instructor Certificate. 

NOTE: This estimate assumes you already have your Certified Flight Instructor Certificate and your Multi-Commercial Add On, as well as 15 hours of multi engine time PIC.

Price Breakdown

There are no FAA minimums, however it is wise to add 25% to the total price for planning purposes.

6 hours of dual (flight time with an instructor) @ $410/hr $2,460

3 hours of ground instruction @ $60/hr        $180

Checkride (1.5 hrs flight time and $700 examiner fee)   $1,200

Total cost in the Piper Aztec$3,840

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