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Success Story: Saving Money on Flight Lessons

Yahoo Voices recently had an article posted about how one person saved money on flight lessons.

My first degree was in aviation. Yes, I went to college to fly airplanes. It was a fantastic degree, but it was also extremely expensive. Flight lesson fees aren’t included with tuition. That meant that along with $10,000 a year in tuition, I had to pay for another $5000 in flight lessons, and that’s a cheap private pilot’s license. Most people need $10,000 and several years, but there are ways to avoid paying the extra $5000 and get a private pilot’s license in a year…

…All in all, by being a vigilant student, paying attention to where you fly and who you fly with, you can shave $2500 off the cost of a private pilot’s certificate. These are the things I did when I first entered flight school and was able to attain my private pilot’s certificate with about $6000 versus the national average of $10,000.

Lesson Learned:
I love hearing stories about creative things you can do to shave a little cost off of expenses, even something as off the cuff as flight lessons. I think doing your research and preparing yourself ahead of time are great ways to save a significant amount of money in the long run for those willing to put forth the effort.

About Crystal Groves, Google+

Crystal Groves is a farmer, web developer, musician, blogger, and personal finance enthusiast from the back hills of Maryland and Pennsylvania. She started Money Drain as a project to encourage people interested in fixing their financial situation to share their stories and learn from the stories of others. We all make mistakes, but in order to change we have to make changes.

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