red rock faqs

Red Rock Flight School offers several different training courses for both beginners and intermediate pilots. Scroll through the FAQs to learn more about what we offer and what the requirements entail for pilots.

How long does it take to get a Private Pilot License?

It takes 3-6 months for a PPL and we recommend 2 flights a week.

How much will a Private Pilot License cost at Red Rock Flight School?

At Red Rock Flight School, approximately $12000 for your Private Pilot License with a minimum of 50 hours of flight time. National average is 50-60 hours of training.

Where is Red Rock Flight School located?

We are located at Mesa Falcon Field.

How often will lessons be?

We recommend lessons to be two times a week minimum.

When are lessons?

With weather permitting, lessons will be 7 days a week in the mornings and evenings.

What type of aircraft will I fly?

Primary training in a Piper Cherokee, advanced training in a Piper Lance, or Multi-engine training in a Piper Turbo Aztec.

Who maintains planes?

The planes are professionally managed and maintained by Red Rock Flight School and Launch Pad Aviation.

What is the process of flight certifications?

The process begins with ground school and flight training, medical exam, written exam, oral exam, and finally the flight test.

How much is a Multi-Engine Rating?

A Multi-Engine Rating price starts at approximately $5000 at Red Rock Flight School with an average of 8 hours of flight time.

Need help financing your dream?

Start your search with one of these trusted lenders:

Red Rock Flight School has teamed up with the Meritize platform* to offer our student’s a unique financing option. Meritize works with students, educators, and employers to help people excel in skills-based careers.

Meritize knows you are more than your credit score, and that is why they look at your past achievements to potentially enhance your loan options.

A few reasons why the Meritize Platform is a great option for students include:

  • Fixed and variable interest rates available** Flexible payment options, including deferring full principal and interest payments until 3 months after you complete your training
  • Customer support available 6 days a week
  • 0.25% interest rate deduction if you sign up for autopay***

Checking your loan options with Meritize has never been easier. You can fill out a short application to check your loan options without impacting your credit score.

If loan options are available to you, Meritize will request your merit information to finalize your application. This could be in the form of:

  • Academic Experience (Official or unofficial transcript or HSE certification)
  • Military Experience (DD214)

Want to learn more? Check out their FAQ page here: or give them a call at 833-MERIT-4-U.
Ready to see if you qualify? Check your options here:

*Red Rock Flight School does not endorse a particular lender, nor is it affiliated with Meritize Financial, Inc. (“Meritize”) or the Meritize platform.

Meritize Lending, LLC, NMLS ID 1661035 (NMLS Consumer Access
Meritize Financial, Inc. NMLS ID 1986399 (NMLS Consumer Access

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, SD, VT, WI, PR. All rights reserved.
**For residents of SC, loan is made by Meritize Financial, Inc.
* Variable rates are subject to change.

(Formerly Pilot Finance)

Red Rock Flight School has also teamed up with Flight Training Finance for more conventional financing options.

You can view their website here: Flight Training Finance

If you are just looking into flying as a hobby, or a new skill to learn, you can find their General Student FAQ’s Here: Flight Student FAQ’s

And, if you are more interested in aviation as a career, they have a separate set of FAQ’s more geared towards information that will be beneficial to you Here: Career Training Concerns

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