Flight Academy

Students who elect the Flight Option will receive their ground school instruction on campus as part of the regular curriculum (i.e., Primary, Instrument, and Commercial Flight Theory). Flight training is conducted at the nearby Boca Raton Airport under Part 141 of the CFRs. New students who elect the Flight Option in September will begin flight training approximately two to three weeks into the fall semester. Expenses are paid directly to Lynn University.

Flight training expenses can differ considerably from student to student because of varying proficiency levels. Therefore, estimated flight training costs are based upon what is considered a reasonable average of instructional hours for the majority of flight students. These costs reflect current flight instruction fees and aircraft rental rates, and are subject to change without notice.

Flying rates are listed below and are subject to change without notice. Scholarship assistance is available to qualified enrolled students.

Private pilot

Hours Per hour Total
Dual instruction 50 $214 $10,700
Solo flight 10 $164 $1,640
Pre/post flight briefing 17 $50 $850
Ground School 35 $50 $ 1,750
 Supplies, etc.     $600
Total for private certificate:


Instrument rating

Hours Per hour Total
Dual instruction 25 $214 $5,350
Flight training device 15 $80 $1,200
Pre/post flight briefing 15 $50 $750
Ground School 30 $50 $1,500
 Supplies, etc.      $700
Total for instrument certificate:


Commercial – multi rating

Hours Per hour Total
Dual instruction 40 $214 $8,560
Solo flight 65 $164 $10,660
Complex Aircraft Twin Star 20 $470 $9,400
Pre/post flight briefing 13 $55 $715
Ground School 35 $55 $1,925
 Supplies, etc.      $425
Total for Commercial Certificate:


Total for all ratings: $56,425

Federal Aviation Administration Designated Flight Examiners will administer all check rides. The examiner will collect a fee for the ground and air evaluations and all certificate paperwork. Please call for the current fees.

Flight training deposit

Students electing to obtain their flight certificates through Lynn's Burton D. Morgan School of Aeronautics must place a $2,000 deposit on their flight training account specifically for flight training prior to beginning flight training in each certificate. Students may use this deposit to cover flight training costs. The student does not need to keep the full deposit amount on account. Any portion of the flight training deposit not used for flight training is fully refundable.

The curriculum lists the flight theory and related flight training course work in the first two years.

Students are not bound by this schedule and may complete their ratings at any time prior to graduation. However, students should schedule their flight training courses to coincide with the related ground school courses and should note that not all ground school and flight training courses are available every semester.

A new Flight Option student who already has a pilot's certificate and rating(s) can apply for and receive credit for equivalent courses in the curriculum. However, prior to the award of any credit, the chief flight instructor will administer the standard Part 141 diagnostic evaluation to determine whether any review (ground school or flight) is necessary. The flight school director has final authority over all flight‐related credit awards. Students enrolling in Lynn University and pursuing pilot certificates and ratings outside the university's flight program will not receive credit for any equivalent flight courses in the curriculum.

Students are required to obtain personal liability coverage to protect them from liability costs that may occur as a result of operating an aircraft. No student will be allowed to fly until proof of liability coverage is placed in the student's Lynn University record.

Computer Procedural Training Device (CPT Device)

Students in the Flight Option who are enrolled in any of the three flight training courses may utilize the CPTs as required by the instructor. A lab fee will apply in accordance with the following scale:

Course lab fees
AVM 120 Primary Flight Theory and Training, Solo $100
AVM 121 Primary Flight Theory and Training, PPL $100
AVM 220 Instrument Flight Theory and Training, PPL $100
AVM 221 Instrument Flight Theory and Training, Advanced $100

Payment of the appropriate lab fee will entitle the flight student to use the CPTs during private pilot training at no additional charge. During instrument training, the student may use the CPTs as required by the syllabus at a discounted rate.

Payment of the appropriate lab fee will entitle the flight student to use the CPTs as required or recommended by the instructor, at no additional charge. If, however, the instructor determines the student needs instruction on the CPT to prepare for the next flight lesson, the appropriate instructor fee will apply. When using an instructor not employed by Lynn University, however, a $30 per hour fee will apply.