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Financing for Pilot Training

We understand that financing your flight training can be a significant consideration on your path to becoming a pilot. We are committed to helping you achieve your aviation dreams, which is why we have partnered with reputable financing companies to offer you convenient options tailored to your needs.

Our financing partners include Meritize, Stratus Financial, and AOPA Finance, who specialize in providing financial solutions specifically designed for flight training. These trusted partners have extensive experience in aviation financing and offer competitive rates, flexible repayment terms, and personalized guidance throughout the process.

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SimpliFly has partnered with the following companies to help our students fund their pilot training

Stratus Financial

Stratus Financial was founded by FAA Certificated Flight and Ground Instructors passionate about helping others achieve their aviation dreams. We know it's not just about achieving your dreams (because we looked up in the sky every time, we heard an airplane too!), but funding your family's dreams as well. That's why Stratus was created, because with Stratus, the sky is no longer the limit.

Stratus Financial specializes in offering comprehensive loan programs designed specifically for flight training and aircraft financing. With Stratus Financial, you can benefit from financing options that align with the unique requirements of pursuing a career in aviation.

Stratus Financial helps pilots acheive their dreams and fills the constant pilot demand through student pilots' access to instructional funding, including flight school loans, and fast traction built by flight schools.

We've prepared a free informational booklet to help you understand how financing with Stratus Financial works. Click below to find out more and download the booklet.


We have partnered with Meritize to provide our students with financing options to fund your education. Check your loan options in minutes without impacting your credit score at https://apply.meritize.com

*SimpliFly does not endorse a particular lender, nor is it affiliated with Meritize Financial, Inc. ("Meritize"). Meritize Lending, LLC, NMLS ID 1661035 (NMLS Consumer Access https://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/) Meritize Financial, Inc. NMLS ID 1986399 (NMLS Consumer Access https://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/) Terms and Conditions apply. Meritize branded loan products are educational loans issued by Meritize Lending, LLC**. Meritize reserves the right to modify or discontinue products and benefits at any time without notice. To qualify, a borrower must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or hold an Employment Authorization Document and meet Meritize’s underwriting requirements. If approved for a loan the actual loan amount, term, payment, and APR amount of loan that a customer qualifies for may vary based on credit determination, state law and other factors. Meritize does not warrant or guarantee any claims made herein, including, but not limited to, gaining admission to a program, concerning the quality or financial strength of any educational institution, securing funding or obtaining employment. Our final loan offer may differ as a result of the school chosen and the associated cost of tuition. Not all schools are eligible for funding. Meritize does not offer educational loans in the following states: IN, ME, NV, VT, WI, PR. All rights reserved. **For residents of SC, loan is made by Meritize Financial, Inc. *Variable rates are subject to change. The information on this document is the most up to date as of April 1, 2023. Please see Meritize website for additional details.

Flight Training Finance

Flight Training Finance offers finance programs for part-time fixed wing pilot training. Check out their website to get more information and apply.



Backed by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, AOPA Finance understands the distinct needs of aspiring pilots. They provide access to customized financing solutions and offer exceptional customer service to support you throughout the financing process.


How Much is Flight Training Going to Cost?

The cost of flight training varies greatly depending on a number of factors such as type of training, the student's aptitude and experience level, and the type of aircraft used.

Although the actual cost of flight training can vary widely, plan to budget around $10,000 to $15,000 for private pilot fixed wing. To get more details on hourly rates, program pricing, and potential financing options; give us a call today and speak to a SimpliFly team member.

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