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Why Choose Livingston Aviation For Your Flight Training?

  • Livingston will help you achieve your goals while giving you the best flight training available.
  • Our flight instructors are professional and experienced.
  • We have competitive pricing!
  • We will work with you every day until you obtain your certificate!
  • Pilot Examiner on staff for ease of scheduling!
  • We are recognized in the flight training community.
  • Free crew car while staying in Waterloo, IA for your flight training
  • Discounted hotels in Waterloo, IA for our students
  • Free hangar and fuel discounts for flight students who bring their own aircraft.

Call today and schedule with us to make your flying dreams come true!

Accelerated Course Catalog and Price List

Airplane Solo Course:

This is perfect for the person that would like to give flying a try, but is not yet ready to become a Private Pilot. A great stepping stone towards the Private Pilot License! In this program you will receive pre-solo ground training, take a pre-solo written test, and perform your first solo. (A third class medical certificate is required for the solo flight)

Cessna 152:     $1500

Piper Archer:    $2000  (the Archer will be required for people over 200 pounds)

Private Pilot Airplane Course:

In around three weeks you could realize your dream of becoming a Private Pilot! We will work with you every day until your certificate is in your hand. Let our experienced instructors help you learn the fundamentals of flight, weather, and everything else you need to know to be a proficient Private Pilot. Prerequisites: valid third class medical certificate. You will also be required to take a written test at a local testing center at your expense.

Your Airplane:    $2895

Cessna 152:       $6450

Piper Archer:      $7250 

Ten Day Instrument Course:

Fly with our experienced instructors and earn your Airplane Instrument Rating! We will work with you full time, gaining as much real world actual IFR flight time as the weather will allow. When you go for your checkride you will have confidence that not only will you be successful on the checkride, but that you will also be a capable and competent instrument pilot. Prerequisites: at least a third class medical, instrument written completed prior to arrival, and at least 40 hours of Pilot in Command cross country logged.

Your Airplane:     $2695

Cessna 152:        $5500

Piper Archer:       $7000

Five Day Initial Commercial Airplane Course:

Ready to take your piloting to the next level? Let Livingston Aviation provide you with quality instruction and mentoring to make you the best Commercial Pilot that you can be. Prerequisites: a minimum of 240 flight hours logged, a minimum of a third class medical certificate, and the Commercial Pilot Airplane written exam must be completed prior to arrival.

Your Airplane:     $1095 (Requires a complex airplane)

Piper Arrow:        $2375                                   

Seven Day Flight Instructor Course:

Livingston Aviation will utilize our years of experience training CFI applicants to prepare you to exceed the checkride requirements. Combining text book learning with real world examples allows our students to come away feeling prepared and confident as a flight instructor. Prerequisites: third class medical, FOI and Flight Instructor written tests completed prior to arrival, and at least an Airplane Single Engine Land Commercial pilot certificate.

Your Airplane:     $2195 (requires a complex airplane)

Piper Arrow:        $4250

Three Day Instrument Instructor- Airplane:

Work with our instructors to earn your CFII. Prerequisites: third class medical and must hold current flight instructor- airplane license and have completed CFII written test prior to arrival.

Your Airplane:     $950

Piper Archer:       $2260

10 Day Combined Initial Commercial and Initial CFI Single Engine Land

Combining the commercial and CFI is an economical way to achieve both ratings. The airwork is similar, only requiring a transition from the left seat to the right seat. Prerequisites: third class medical, Commercial, FOI and Flight Instructor written tests completed prior to arrival, and at least an Airplane Single Engine Land Private pilot certificate.

Piper Arrow:       $5250

10 Day CFI, CFII, and MEI

Accomplish all three flight instructor rating in a fast and efficient manner. This course combines the Initial CFI Single Engine, Instrument Flight Instructor, and Multiengine Flight Instructor. Prerequisites: third class medical, FOI and Flight Instructor (CFI & CFII) written tests completed prior to arrival, and at least an Airplane Single and Multi Engine Land Commercial pilot certificate.

Piper Arrow, Piper Archer, Piper Aztec:     $8150

Three Day Commercial Multiengine Land- Add On

Earn your multiengine rating in our Piper Aztec. Our experienced instructors will assist you with mastering the multiengine airplane. Prerequisites: Commercial Single Engine Land certificate and at least a third class medical.

Piper Aztec:     $2950

Professional Pilot Airplane

This is the course for the aspiring professional pilot! You can complete this course in approximately four to six months. We will work with you 5-6 days per week until you earn your commercial single and multiengine ratings as well as your CFI and CFII. Price does not include books, written test fees, examiner fees, or tax.

Piper Archer, Piper Arrow, Piper Aztec:     $35,000

Commercial Pilot Helicopter- Add on

Add a commercial pilot certificate to your existing pilot certificate and open up your opportunities in the rotor wing world. Prerequisites: Private or Commercial Single Engine Land minimum, minimum of 100 hours flight time, minimum of 10 hours of instrument flight time.

Hughes 269:     $17,250












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About Livingston Aviation


Livingston Aviation is a full service FBO located in Waterloo, IA. If you are flying to Waterloo we are standing by to help you with all of your ground service needs. Whether it be hangar space, catering, oxygen service, or help with your overnight accomodations and transportation we will do our best to meet your needs. Livingston Aviation is also recognized for its extensive flight training, full service maintenance shop, and aircraft charter services. Give us a call, we're ready to help! Read More.