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Flight Training
SAIL THE SKIES...
Air-ristocrat... Central Alberta's balloon flight training centre
As a BALLOON PILOT!
  • Transport Canada Flight Training Unit
  • Certified Flight Instructor
  • Balloon Federation of America Training Syllabus
  • All equipment for training can be provided
  • Pay by installment available
Transport Canada  requires a minimum of 10 hours of
ground school and 16 hours of flight under instructor
supervision. Training usually costs from $7,000 to
$8,000 but varies with the amount of equipment and
how soon you provide it.
If you start with your own equipment and crew, training
costs can be as low as $3500.
Students are strongly encouraged to have their own
balloon, ground crew, and related equipment prior to
their solo flights.
2015 Current Rates

Ground School...                                         $500
Chase vehicle including crew...                   $75/flight
Balloon rental including fuel...                     $225/flight
Flight training...                                            $225/flight
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