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INSTRUCTIONAL PRICING:

Instructional Rates for ULTRALIGHT (1-Seat) (FAR/AIM PART 103):

AVG COST: $1900 - $2500 (Appx One Week)
NEW: "No-Hassle" Package: $3500. Includes: About a week of one-on-one. Transportation to & from airport, Accommodations (pending location), and Course Media during a concentrated course. Designed for those who just want to buy a plane ticket & let us handle the rest.)

1. General Labor: $45/hr
2. Ground Instruction & Technical Labor: $75/hr
3. Flight Instruction (weekdays): $150/hr
4. Flight Instruction (weekends): $250/hr

Note: RATES CAN VARY at any time; with Aircraft Configuration (Skis, Floats & High Performance), Location/Transportation/Mileage, Promotional Events, Aerotrekking Packages. As of April 1st 2008 all aircraft are priced 'dry' - fuel is $5 to $7 per gallon at the field. You are welcome to provide your own fuel. $200 per lesson minimum charge. $100 per day minimum charge. Cancellation polices apply (see below). Other than a 3% Fee for Credit Card processing, we do not charge any other junk fees; but we do reserve the right to charge you double for having a bad attitude or leaving a mess in the hangar...

Instructional Rates for SPORT PILOT / LIGHT SPORT AIRCRAFT (2-Seat) (FAR/AIM 61-J):

AVG COST: $3500 - $4500 (Appx One Week)
NEW: "No-Hassle" Package: $6500. Includes: About a week of one-on-one. Transportation to & from airport, Accommodations (pending location), Course Media, Written Test Coordination & Fees, and Misc; during a concentrated course. Designed for those who just want to buy a plane ticket & let us handle the rest.)

1. General Labor: $45/hr
2. Ground Instruction & Technical Labor: $75/hr
3. Flight Instruction (weekdays): $195/hr
4. Flight Instruction (weekends): $275/hr

Note: RATES CAN VARY with Aircraft Configuration (Skis, Floats & High Performance), Location/Transportation, Promotional Events, Aerotrekking Packages. As of April 1st 2008 all aircraft are priced 'dry' - fuel is $5 to $7 per gallon at the field. You are welcome to provide your own fuel. $200 per lesson minimum charge. $100 per day minimum charge. Cancellation policies apply (see below). Other than a 3% Fee for Credit Card processing, we don't charge any other junk fees; but we do reserve the right to charge you double for having a bad attitude or leaving a mess in the hangar...

*Purchase Agreements:
New to the sport? Have a million questions? Hate voicemail? Ask us about a Purchase Agreement. A purchase agreement is defined as a minimum of $500.00 non-refundable deposit on an aircraft offered by Trike School LLC. We field about 100 phone calls each week. There is a substantial amount of time necessary just to educate a prospective buyer on the sport & equipment available before he/she can even develop the dialogue to determine his/her own needs. The $500.00 deposit shows us that you are serious & therefore makes it an absolute priority & pleasure to teach you everything you need to know in order to purchase your equipment. There is no requirement for choosing any particular aircraft. Your deposit is good for 2 years from date of deposit.

**Approved Aircraft:
There are obviously other dealers & private parties supplying new & used aircraft to the market. With respect to your safety & ours, we cannot promise that we will test-fly, service, or train you in, an aircraft that is unfamiliar, unsafe or simply not equipped for effective instruction.

"Expedition-Quality" is typically our credo when we refer to our mission, staff, equipment, services, events & facilities. And, due to the inherent risk to the team, expedition & sport in general; only dependable & predictable aircraft/pilots will be invited on our Aerotrekking & Cross-Country Events. Obviously, we appreciate & always offer priority of instruction, on-going support, private events, equipment discounts, facility usage, extended efforts to those who purchase aircraft & services through us.

***Cancellation Policy
This is a seasonal business so every flyable morning & evening counts. We also have family & "real job" obligations so your appointment is "by design"... IF (and only if) we find someone to replace your reservation, 100% of your money will be refunded regardless of the policy that follows. In the event that you must cancel or reschedule, you must give us written notice no less than 60 days notice to receive a full refund. Less than 60 days, but more than 30 days notice will yield a 50% refund. No refunds honored with less than 30 days notice of cancellation or rescheduling.

Instructor Info:
Who the hell is my instructor & why does he charge as much as my accountant? We have several part-time instructors but Denny does most of the instruction himself. He has over 15 years & 7000+ hours of teaching "in trikes" and another 2000 hours of Aerotrekking, Cinematography, Floats, Skis, Advanced Terrain flying. He insists that the training must be fun for both student & instructor to be effective. After all, this is why we pursued the sport, remember? Nobody wants to be nit-picked, scared, or bored to death in this sector of aviation. We are here to build the best pilots in the country & expand our aerotrekking team. We are NOT here to waste their time & money. We realize that people will push themselves and the aircraft to their limits once they graduate, and it only makes sense to create a curriculum that openly admits this. Since every pilot has different needs, styles, & demands of the aircraft; we will cater to each student's needs differently while still incorporating the basics & essentials of safe aviation in trikes. Most people pursue Denny because they need to be very self-reliant when they graduate because there is very little support available on a local scale for most new owners. We think flying is the easy part and students need to learn just as much about the equipment as they do about flying it. As a matter of fact, dozens of people show up on our doorstep every year regardless of who they buy their equipment from originally because we know how to help with everything. Denny was the 1st FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) for Weight-Shift Control Aircraft in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. He was signed off by FAA Examiner Paul Hamilton in Reno, NV; a well known adventure/educational film producer and is the only WSC-Examiner contracted by the FAA to develop the Weight Shift Control Handbooks, Media & Materials for our sport. Denny had other options, but he chose to go to the most experienced Examiner with undoubtedly, the highest standards & most respected credentials in the industry. He looks forward to passing along this level of competency & philosophy to our clients in the FUN & Expedition-Quality atmosphere & equipment that Trike School will continue to be known for. As for the questions pertaining to how we determine hourly rates... I have personally seen helicopter rates at around $275/hr, which is not much more than what we charge; and conventional airplane instruction at half of that. Fair enough. It's important to consider the Total Cost of certification in our aircraft vs others. I can also tell you that Trike School is honestly about 10 to 15% more expensive than other operations but offer aircraft, facilities & experience easily exceeding 300% of our local competitors. From an operations standpoint, our rates are the result of a pretty simple equation consisting of true overhead and depreciation divided by flyable hours. Perhaps you could just call your accountant & ask if he/she ever wears a helmet while doing your taxes... Careful though, you might get billed for the phone call. ;)
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