If you’re interested in operating costs, you’ve come to the right place. This application is designed to help AOPA members complete an estimated operating cost for a broad range of aircraft by looking at each area of cost and figuring out annual and per-flight-hour expenses. Bear in mind that these are only estimates and not quotes for any product or service.
While this application merely provides estimates, you can still incorporate your own research to get a more refined result by using known local fuel and oil prices, hangar/tie down fees, insurance quotes, etc. Be sure to talk to your local maintenance shop to better understand what your aircraft may require.
The AOPA Operating Cost Calculator gathers information about one area at a time. Some answer fields will have an average figure as a suggestion, but you must still type an answer in each field. You may skip any answer field and come back later, but an incomplete answer will prevent the Calculator from returning a result.
When a field has been properly completed, the text will appear black. When a field needs attention, it will appear red. You may use the sidebar, or the “Edit” function, to go back and complete (or correct) any fields as needed.
The Summary section will return a high-level cost calculation; the Fixed and Variable sections will have a more detailed summation of costs based on the information you provided.
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Complete all fields. You may skip any section and return later. Once a field is complete, the text will appear black. A field with red text indicates more information is required to successfully complete the summary.
Review your summary and let us know if you have questions or would like more information.