I'm comparing the white air multi time career program to the Ari-ben pro pilot program. The price for the white air program includes the private pilot where as ari-ben does not so I will subtract the price of the stand alone ppl program from the career program price (I'm not sure if it is cheaper when purchased with the career program). Also white air comes with an extra 3 months of housing so add 1500 to Ari-ben since that's what 3 months of housing costs there. There is about a 10% difference in the cost of living with Kansas being cheaper then Florida. So how much that factors in will depend on your own personal habits. BUT, and here is one important difference, Ari-ben has title IV funding and if you are paying with a loan that means you can get federal loans if you are under 23. I can get the kind of federal loan that will pay for the whole enchilada so that means a considerable savings in interest over the life of the loan. It's hard to say how much that will save really but a conservative guess of about 5-6 thousand. So I estimate white air is about $33,495 and Ari-ben is about $36,495 not counting the loan difference or cost of living. So the difference between the programs is with Ari-ben you get 100 more hours of multi time but it is as safety PIC. And with white air you get 25 more hours of ME non-safety pilot PIC + 78 more hours of SE non safety pilot PIC (after subtracting for the ppl) Some people don't think safety pilot time is worth anything but others disagree. Some employers care some don't it's hard to judge. Generally it doesn't seem that regionals make a distinction but they might in the future, who knows. Taking into account weather is important too. In Florida it is hot and humid and you could get hurricanes but you also have the chance to get some actual instrument time. You also have thunderstorms everyday. I don't know much about Kansas but I would doubt they have hurricanes although a thunderstorm out there would eat a Florida thunderstorm for breakfast. This is just my comparison it's probably full of errors though.