Ready to learn how to fly? In one short summer you could earn your pilot license and open your world to endless possibilities for fun and travel. Flight training is safe, fun and exciting. There is no minimum age to take flight lessons, however you must be at least 17 years of age to become a licensed pilot.
We offer professional flight training at an affordable price. There is no need to pay a huge amount up front as you are allowed to pay as you progress through the training. You will need to keep at least a $500 positive balance on retainer each month as you take lessons and progress at your own pace.
Our flight school is located at the Salem Airport (also known as McNary Field, or SLE). Salem Airport offers a unique and wonderful environment for learning how to fly. Being a towered-airport, there is increased safety as the tower is always helping pilots keep an eye on traffic and procedures. Salem is situated in the heart of the Willamette Valley with many other nearby airports which are used during flight training. You will also have an opportunity to fly to the coast or fly to Central Oregon during your regular lessons.
Flight training, like most other things in life is not "one size fits all." We will discuss, early on, what your specific aviation goals are and how best to accomplish them safely and efficiently. Dreaming of becoming an airline pilot? Just want to expand your horizons and fly to fun destinations? Thinking of owning your own small airplane to use for business and pleasure? We will customize your training to fit your personal needs.
New students receive a comprehensive set of lesson plans to keep track of their progress, outline what homework is expected before each lesson, and provide a concise roadmap of what is coming next. They also receive a welcome binder containing important information and tools used along the journey to becoming a pilot.
Training can take place morning, afternoon, evening and weekends when our schedules allow. My regular work allows me to have a flexible schedule for providing flight instruction. Although some flights will need to be done at night (the rules require a certain amount of night training), most flights will be conducted during daytime in good weather.
Visit our website for more information and a breakdown of the approximate costs to become a pilot.