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 currently based on $164 per hour for the C-172, $340 per hour for the DA-42, $50 per hour for the instructor (C-172), $55 per hour for the instructor (DA-42), and $80 per hour in the flight training device. These rates are subject to change at any time.

Private PilotHours Per Hour Total
Dual Instruction 50$214$10,700
Solo Flight10$164$1,640
Pre/Post Flight Briefing 17$50$850
Supplies $600
Total for Instrument Certification $13,790
Instrument Rating Hours Per Hour Total
Dual Instruction 30$204$6,420
Flight Training Device 15 $80$1,200
Pre/Post Flight Briefing 15$50$750
Supplies $700
Total for Instrument Certification $9,070
Commercial Multi Rating Hours Per Hour Total
Dual Instruction 40$204$6,420
Solo Flight65$164$10,660
Flight Training Device 20$395$7,900
Pre/Post Flight Briefing 13$55$715
Supplies $425
Total for Commercial Certification $28,260
Total for all ratings$51,120
Private Pilot HelicopterHours Per Hour Total
Dual Instruction R-2230$385$11,550
Solo Flight5$335$1,675
Pre/Post Flight Briefing 36$50$1,800
Supplies $500
Total for Private Certification
Add-on Helicopter Training R-44 from 30 to 200 hours at $565 per hour.
(Hours will vary dependent on the student’s prior training)
$15,525
Commercial Pilot Helicopter
Add on:
Hours Per Hour Total
Dual Instruction R-2230$385$11,550
Pre/Post Flight Briefing 20$50$1,000
Supplies $100
Total for Private Certification
Add-on Helicopter Training R-44 from 30 to 200 hours at $565 per hour.
(Hours will vary dependent on the student’s prior training)
$12,650

Federal Aviation Administration Designated Flight Examiners 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 visit lynn.edu or call for the current fees.

Flight Training Deposit

Students electing to obtain their flight certificates through the 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 record at Lynn University.

Computer Procedural Training (CPT Devices)

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.