So I am in the process of setting up my monthly budget for when I am training. Is it realistic to think that about 4.5 months from training start (June 26th), I would be receiving a paycheck as an instructor? My main question however, has to do with check ride cost. I heard that check rides were running about $600 a piece now. My PPL was $500. Assuming no failures (in a perfect world), 7 check rides x $600 a piece is $4200. ATP says approximately $5800, starting with credit for private. If you do the math, 5800/7, that’s almost $850 a pop! Are the examiners are bringing up those rates? As always, thanks for the tips fellas.