Flight Time Building | Hours Building

San Diego Flight Center specializes in accelerated flight time-building or hours building for non-U.S. pilots. With our prime location in sunny San Diego, you’ll quickly accumulate the flight time necessary for your next rating or job.


We provide all the necessary tools and resources to ensure that you'll be successful in reaching your time building goal.

  • Foreign license conversions
  • FAA Medicals
  • Flight Reviews, IPCs
  • Flight planning, routing assistance
  • ATC/Tower procedures review
  • Mentor / Safety pilots


Wether you are staying for two weeks or two months, we can help you find comfortable and affordable housing at all price levels.

  • Long / short term housing
  • Hotel / Apartment
  • Kitchenettes
  • Grocery shopping services
  • Laundry services
  • Beach / airport locations


We can also assist with non-aviation related services to ensure that your stay is as enjoyable as possible. After all, you are in San Diego, enjoy it!!

  • Full concierge services
  • Trip Planning (Las Vegas?)
  • Rental car setup
  • LAX / SAN Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Tickets to local attractions
  • Costco shopping availability
  • 50 Hour Time Building Program

    $5,750 USD
    Cessna 172 160HP - Garmin GPS equipped - Includes fuel
  • 75 Hour Time Building Program

    $8,625 USD
    Cessna 172 160HP - Garmin GPS equipped - Includes fuel
  • 100 Hour Time Building Program

    $11,500 USD
    Cessna 172 160HP - Garmin GPS equipped - Includes fuel
  • Flight Instructor

    $75 HR USD
    Our FAA Certificated Flight Instructors are available weekdays, weekends, evenings and nights.
  • Garmin 430 / 530 / GTN 650 VFR Refresher Course

    $75 USD
    This course focuses on the functions regularly used by a typical VFR pilot. It also includes a quick-reference card to carry with you in the cockpit—perfect for the VFR renter pilot.
  • Flight Planning Refresher Course

    $150 USD
    This course focuses on the practical side of flight planning and how to keep you out of trouble. In addition, we cover all of the resources available to you, flight service, flight following, Foreflight, etc.
  • Communications Refresher Course

    $75 USD
    Haven't flown for a while? Flying to a new airport in difficult airspace? Is English your second language? This course is designed to focus on the communications required to navigate and keep you safe in our National Airspace System.
  • Airport Checkouts

    $75 HR USD
    Planning on visiting a specific airport frequently but need a little assistance on that first flight? We can help. Catalina? Las Vegas? Big Bear?

Leave the details to us!

Our Structured Time Building Program are designed so you accumulate as many hours as possible, as quickly as possible and as safely as possible.



We discuss objectives, timetables, expectations, costs and contingencies.


We take care of all the details to ensure that everything is in order before your arrive.


Welcome to San Diego! Now go fly! All of the details have been covered.