Plane Rentals + Lessons

The FAA requires a minimum of 20 Hours of training for a Sport Pilot and 40 hours for a Private Pilot. Most people will need more than that but our experienced experts will help you complete flight training to safely and effectively operate a plane independently. Take our innovative Flight Design CTLS into the air with one of our instructors, and learn a new exciting skill or begin a new career.

LIght sport aircraft

2010 Flight Design CTLS

The Flight Design CTLS is our premier flight training aircraft. Spacious seating allows both pilots and passengers to move about comfortably, and state-of-the-art technology safely guides and protects all occupants. The smooth aerodynamic design maximizes efficiency to utilize less fuel while maintaining top speed and maneuverability.

The Flight Design CTLS features ergonomic arrangements, adjustable seat support and an intuitive, accessible control panel make flight instruction exciting and enjoyable. The innovative design allows for exhilarating maneuvers, both easy and safe to perform. A strong, carbon-fiber frame and a composite landing gear handles turbulence, take-offs and landings smoothly. The CTLS is internationally certified in safety and performance for instruction, short flights and long-distance journeys.

Sport Pilot Training

Sport Pilot training is accomplished in a Flight Design CTLS light sport airplane. These airplanes are very capable and fun aircraft designed specifically for the light sport (LSA) market. We also do Light Sport taildragger endorsements and training in a Piper J3 Cub.

1946 Piper J3 C

The Piper J3 Cub was produced between 1939 and 1947 and had a production of around 20,000 units. At one point in the war there was a Cub produced every 20 minutes.

During the build-up of World War II the Civilian Pilot Training Program was formed and the Cub was the primary trainer. They had a total of 435,165 graduates and 75% were trained in a Cub. By the end of the war 80% of all US military pilots were trained in Cubs.

Taildragger Training

We offer tailwheel transition training in Piper J3 Cub. For most pilots of average skill, the training will take approximately 5 – 10 hours, before sufficient proficiency is gained for the tailwheel endorsement.

The training will include:

  • three-point landings
  • wheel landings
  • forward slips to a landing
  • bounce recoveries
  • go-arounds

American Ranger 1

Unlike a helicopter, a gyroplane’s rotor blades are not connected to the engine, except during pre-rotation just before takeoff. The rotor blades auto-rotate by way of being loaded and traveling through air. Thus, a gyroplane does not need the engine to be in control in order to fly.

Instead, the engine keeps the gyroplane moving forward, without losing altitude. In the event of an engine out, the gyroplane will simply start to lose altitude and can land with almost zero roll – meaning it can touch down gently and then safely come to a stop. It needs a relatively small space (300 to 600 feet) to break ground on takeoff, and can land in a patch of land as small as a tennis cour.

Gyroplane Pilot Training

If you currently possess at least a Sport Pilot or Private Pilot certificate, then you merely need to be trained by one CFI and do a proficiency ride with another CFI. Some people can accomplish this in a little as 8 hours, although 10-15 is more the norm.

Gryoplan Training Information

Sport Pilot Eligibility

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