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Discovery Flight

You take the controls! Do you dream of flying? Do you ever look up at an airplane as it flies over head and wonder what it’s like to be at the controls? Well stop dreaming, and find out for yourself! This is NOT an airplane ride it's an actual lesson counted towards your pilot’s license.

Your certified flight instructor will coach you through preflight inspection, run up and taxi to the active runway. But the best part of all is the feeling of taking the controls yourself.

For only $149.00 you get the experience of a lifetime complete with aircraft, fuel and Flight Instructor for a full hour.

Private Pilot

The private pilot certificate is usually the first step in your aviation journey.

Earning your private pilot certificate enables you to experience the world from a new perspective. Imagine flying to Monterey for lunch or spending a weekend in Reno with friends without having to drive. You will have mastered the fundamentals of airmanship, navigation, and communication. As a result, you will be given the privilege and responsibility to fly virtually anywhere under Visual Flight Rules (VFR). To earn a Private Pilot rating the FAA requires an applicant attain 40 flight hours and have passed a written test.

Light Sport

The FAA has introduced a whole new classification of aircraft called Light Sport Aircraft, or LSA for short. Any certified pilot is authorized to fly an LSA aircraft.

Aircraft which qualify as LSA may be operated by holders of the new FAA Sport Pilot License. Getting your Sport pilot license is a less expensive way to learn to fly and earn your wings!

The FAA defines a light sport aircraft as an aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of less than 1320 pounds for aircraft designed to operate from land, or 1,430 pounds for seaplanes. LSA aircraft cannot exceed a maximum airspeed, in level flight of 120 knots (138 mph), and have a maximum stall speed of 45 knots (52 mph). LSA can contain either one or two seats; fixed undercarriage, fixed-pitch or ground adjustable propeller, and a single reciprocating engine.

What is unique about an LSA Rating is that only 20 hours of flight training are required and an FAA medical certificate is not required. A Sport Pilot need only have a valid state driver's license for identification requirements.

Tail Wheel Endorsement

Tail Wheel training demands a higher degree of skill in the takeoff and landing phase of flight due to the configuration of the aircraft. Tail Wheel, or conventional Aircraft, also called “Taildraggers” have a dramatic advantage when operating from short or rough fields. They are also less likely to get stuck in mud or grass, which is why they are favored as bush planes in Alaska, Africa, South America and elsewhere.

Conventional Aircraft make up a huge part of Aviation History. Many of the first Aircraft made and flown were “Taildraggers,” some still fly today and stir the hearts and souls of pilots who see them. It is a challenging endorsement to achieve, but you will emerge a better pilot.

Primary Flight Training