Survey On Test Fees


Pilots who have an instrument ride or any other certificate or rating tested by an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) are being asked to let the Flight School Association of North America (FSANA) know how much they pay for the flight. The group is conducting a survey to see how rates compare. “While FSANA is not engaging this survey in an effort to dictate any pricing, we are working to better understand what pricing exists, if it varies based on certificate or rating, and if it varies regionally throughout the country,” the organization said in a news release. All information is gathered anonymously and securely.

Virtually all DPEs are freelancers and set their own rates for certificate and ratings rides. The FSANA will compile the results and release the data at its annual conference in San Diego Feb. 12-15.