Where Every Flight is a Mission Flight

We encourage you to consider learning to fly with us at Servant Wings. Servant Wings has three aircraft to support your training which include a Cessna 152, a Cessna 172 and a Cessna 206. Primary training occurs in the 152 and the 172 with advanced training and missionary candidacy training occurring in the 206. Servant Wings is currently located at the Pearson Airport in Vancouver, WA.


The cost of learning to fly will vary depending upon many variables. Fuel, maintenance, and airplane expenses play a major role in determining airplane rental rates. At Servant Wings we seek to provide well-maintained aircraft at a competitive or below market rate to support missionary-focused flight training. Financial supporters of Servant Wings help to keep costs down and support missionary flight training. Below is a general summary of what initial flight training might cost if you choose to learn to fly with Servant Wings.

Medical Exam $90
Books & Supplies $350
Knowledge Test Fee $150
Servant Wings Application $300
40 hr. of aircraft rental @ $95/hr
(Cessna 172 w/ Garmin 430W)
30 hr. of CFI @ $30/hr $900
Aircraft rental for Flight Test $190
Practical Test Fee $400
TOTAL* C-172 $5,059
TOTAL* C-152 $4,809

*Note that this total cost is based upon the minimum 40 hours required by the FAA. For private certificates, most pilots require about 55 hours. It is also likely that some ground instruction time will be needed in addition to the flight instruction time. Many flight students estimate between $7,000 and $9,000 to complete their private pilot certificate. A medical exam performed by an FAA approved examiner is required to get your pilot certification. It is recommended that you complete this exam early in your training so that if for some reason you were medically disqualified you would not have a large financial investment in your flight training only to discover you were medically disqualified to complete the training. Click here to review the most recent financial policy as of March 29, 2017.

How Do I Get Started?

To join and support Servant Wings as a flight student, flying member, or missionary candidate is easy. You will first fill out a Servant Wings application. Once your application is reviewed and accepted, you will pay a one-time membership fee of $300.00. Current dues are $65.00 each month. However, each month that a member flies the $65 is credited toward their flight expenses. This assessment is necessary to provide overhead support and keep Servant Wings operational during months of low aircraft utilization.

How Long Does it Take?

The FAA currently requires only 40 hours of flight time for the private pilot certificate. However, very few students complete all of their training in 40 hours. 55 hours is often more realistic. A realistic timetable is three to four months for the private certificate if you can fly each week. Weather factors, vacations, and required plane maintenance may cause this time table to be extended. Most individuals of average ability are able to complete their private pilot certificate in six to twelve months.


Servant Wings
105 E Reserve, #8
Vancouver, WA 98661