Common Inquiries

How do I get started?

Fill out our contact form today! We will meet and discuss your goals, select an aircraft to train in and create a training schedule.

How much does it cost to learn to fly?

Budget between $8,000 to $10,000 for your private pilot certificate. Your costs will include some personal aviation equipment, aircraft rental insurance, aircraft rental, flight instructor fees, an aviation medical exam & fees for written and practical tests.

Are there medical requirements to become a pilot?

Yes, in order to solo and obtain a private pilot's certificate you must obtain a medical certificate from an Aviation Medical Examiner.

Is there ground school?

We generally utilize a home study ground school and supplement with more in depth personal briefings throughout flight training

What airports do you serve?

While primarily based out of Harry Browne Airport in Saginaw, MI, we are able to instruct anywhere relatively close by.  Our operation in Midland, MI should be opening soon!

How often would we fly?

We recommend flying 2 to 3 times per week to retain learning objectives from one lesson to the next. The more often you fly the more you will retain and be able to build upon.  Your training will be much more efficient and cost less by flying more often.

How long are the lessons?

An hour long flight may require 2 to 3 hours of time out of your schedule depending on how much new material is being covered before and after the flight.

What about insurance?

We recommend obtaining a renter's policy for the aircraft available for training.  We can suggest a few options to compare.

Can I finance my flight training?

Yes, check out AOPA Finance.

Are there scholarships available?

Yes, there are numerous scholarships available for flight training; here are a few resources:




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