Help Javier Fly
$100 raised
1% of $10k goal
5 contributors
3 Years running
My 16 year old nephew confided in me that he wanted to learn how to fly. The airport next to where we live gives classes, just not cheap classes. I told him that he would have to work very hard towards his goal to earn the money to take classes. ...

My 16 year old nephew confided in me that he wanted to learn how to fly. The airport next to where we live gives classes, just not cheap classes. I told him that he would have to work very hard towards his goal to earn the money to take classes. He accepted this and is very excited to get started. 

Unfortunately, we cannot help him reach his goal at this time. 

Realistically, a 16 year old will have a very hard time making saving $10,000. I pray we can help him achieve his dreams of being a pilot. 

The money Javier makes towards this on his own will be put towards the same goal. 

$10,000 is just the minimum.

No one should give up on their dreams because of financial issues. 

"How long will it take, and how much will it cost?
It varies for each individual, but 60-70 hours of flight training is typical. For most, this training takes place over 4 to 6 months.

The cost is a combination of several factors:

Airplane Rental: This is the largest component. The planes used for instruction range from $105 to $185 per hour 
Instructor Time: The instruction rate is $50 per hour.
Miscellaneous: You will need an FAA medical exam ($80 - $125, depending on the doctor), FAA practical exam fee (about $400, depending on the examiner), FAA written test fee ($90), a headset and other materials (several hundred, depending on what you buy).

We all wish it was cheaper to fly, but that's the reality of it. If you are comparing other schools, be sure to check if they are assuming only 40 hours of flying - that is the FAA legal minimum, but highly unrealistic."

This came from the website of the airport we are looking at. 

Obviously $10,000 will not be enough for the classes, but it will sure help him out. I don't think I can see his dreams go up in smoke another time because of financial struggles. 

Thank you for taking the time to check out this fundraiser. Have a great day. 

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