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Our Programs

By offering several programs, BORAAM AVIATION, INC. gives you the tools to gain an advantage through specialized training. Learn more about your options below, and feel free to reach out with any questions.

Downtown Skyline

Discovery Flight

Take the first step and experience the joy of flight!

The Discovery Flight is a two hour session where you will learn the basic procedures of flying and actually fly the airplane. A flight instructor will explain the necessary steps to control the airplane.

You will be given a brief ground lesson about the airplane, fundamentals of flying, weather, local flight area and safety precautions. This will be a great opportunity to ask your flight instructor about the world of aviation.

Once in the plane, you will be guided on how to start the engine, taxiing (controlling the airplane on the ground), pre-departure and takeoff procedures, fundamental maneuvers, and landing procedures. Fly the airplane with confidence as there will be no surprises making it easy and fun. This flight can be logged as your first flight lesson.

The Standard Discovery Flight costs $190.00 where you'll fly for approximately 30-45 minutes.

You also have the option of the Chicago Discovery Flight that costs $240.00 where you'll fly for approximately 45 minutes to an hour. The route takes you along the shore of Lake Michigan to downtown Chicago.

You can add 2 passengers for no additional cost. Some restrictions on weight and height do apply.

Schedule your Discovery Flight now!

Pilots in Aircraft

Private Pilot Certificate

The Private Pilot program is the initial step to realizing your dreams of flying. To be a private pilot, the FAA requires a minimum of 40 hours of flight time, at least 17 years old and able to read, speak, write and understand English. You need at least a Third Class Medical Certificate acquired from an FAA Medical Examiner. You are required to pass an FAA Knowledge Written Test and Practical Test. 

Training will consist of ground lessons (preflight and post flight briefings) and in-flight instructions. You will be given topics to study in advance to prepare for the lesson. A syllabus is used to ensure a complete and steady progress in the training. The national average to get a private pilot license is above 60 hours. Some students will require more or less time to complete the program. We estimate the cost to be around $10,000 minimum. We strongly recommend lessons be scheduled at a consistent pace as this greatly affects proficiency and skill level which affects training cost.

Flight Instructor Fee - $60HR  OR $70/HR in Student provided airplane

Cessna 152 - $115/HR or $110/HR (Block rate)

Cessna 172N - $145/HR or $140/HR (Block rate)

Feel free to contact us for any questions regarding this program.

Above the Clouds

Instrument Rating

Have the freedom and flexibility to fly in less than perfect weather conditions!

The Instrument Rating grants you as a Private Pilot the freedom and flexibility to fly in a wider range of weather conditions. You will be trained to fly and navigate using the basic flight instruments paired with the modern avionics equipment like the GPS and auto-pilots without having visual contact with the ground. With an instrument rating not only will your piloting skills be sharpened you will also have the benefits of lower insurance requirement and premiums if you are an aircraft owner. It is also a requirement if you want to pursue a career in flying.

The FAA requires a minimum of 50 hours of cross country flight time PIC (10 hours at least in an airplane) with 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time, must be 17 years old and able to read, speak, write and understand English.

Depending on your flight experience as a private pilot, the hours needed to meet the minimum could be more or less. We estimate the cost to be around $12,000 minimum. Contact us so we can give you a fair assessment on what you'll need to acquire your Instrument Rating!

Flight Instructor Fee - $65HR  OR $70/HR in Student provided airplane

Cessna 152 - $115/HR or $110/HR (Block rate)

Cessna 172N - $145/HR or $140/HR (Block rate)

Piper Arrow - $175/HR or $170/HR (Block rate)


Commercial Pilot Certificate

Ever thought of making the sky your office?

If it is your dream to fly and get compensated for it, the Commercial Pilot license is what you need. This is the next step to becoming an airline or commuter pilot, corporate pilot, crop duster pilot and as a flight instructor. And if you’re a pilot who would like to enhance your flying skills to another level, the commercial pilot license will advance you there.

The FAA requires a minimum of 250 hours of total flight time and at least 18 years old with a private pilot license as a prerequisite. Like the private and instrument rating, you will need to pass the FAA Knowledge written test and the Commercial Practical Test. You must have at least a second class medical certificate to exercise the privileges of a commercial pilot. The training will be tailored based on your experience to meet the requirements. The training will focus on precision, advance knowledge and skill to become a professional pilot.

Flight Instructor Fee - $65HR  OR $70/HR in Student provided airplane

Cessna 152 - $115/HR or $110/HR (Block rate)

Cessna 172N - $145/HR or $140/HR (Block rate)

Piper Arrow - $175/HR or $170/HR (Block rate)

Contact us and take the next step towards your flying career!

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