I have been wanting to get my pilots license for quite a while but it seems that ~$200/hour is the going rate for a 172 with instructor in AK! It is looking like I will have at least a month off of work here shortly and will be spending it in Pensacola while my wife finishes school. I did some checking around and I can get into an IFR 172 with an instructor for about $145/hour down there. From the looks of it I will actually be able to save a bit over 25% if not more by going through the program down south. Does this seem to be about the standard?