Have you ever dreamed of flying a plane? Flying lessons are a dream experience for many, but it can be an expensive one. Lessons from a reputable company can cost in the thousands depending on how well you progress in your lessons. On average, expect to pay at least $5000 for your flying education. One-time lessons are also commonly offered and affordable enough to give as gifts. On average $150 will buy some instruction and half an hour of flight time.