Orion Aero Training Details
Private Pilot Certificate
The FAA Private Pilot Certificate allows you to fly a variety of single-engine general aviation aircraft by yourself and with passengers, day or night, as far as you want to go.
This is the foundation for your adventures as a pilot.
It involves dual instruction in a training aircraft, solo flying practice, a written exam and an FAA oral and flying test. It typically takes about 60 hours of hands-on flight training and 50-60 hours of ground study.
I train Private Pilots in the Cessna 172S training aircraft, based at Gnoss Field.
Aircraft rental is $180/hour, instructor time is $75/hour
Learning how to control an airplane beyond the simple the gentle turns, climbs and descents of the private private pilot syllabus is a thrilling yet refined flying experience that takes regular pilots and brings their aircraft handling skills up to the next level.
Our Aerobatic training is tailored to individual goals: Spin training and endorsements, basic aerobatic maneuvers, or emergency unusual attitude recoveries. Ask for details.
I teach basic aerobatics in a Pitts Special S2B biplane. Aircraft rental is $300/hour, instructor time is $75/hour.
Learning to fly a tailwheel airplane opens up a huge catalog of interesting aircraft to fly like: vintage, warbird, aerobatic, and back-country airplanes.
On top of the additional aircraft opportunities, training for your tailwheel endorsement will make you much better pilot, in general.
Training aircraft details coming soon, stay-tuned.
Glass Cockpit & High-Performance
Modern, single-engine aircraft can give you the freedom to fly far and fast with huge amounts of modern technology at your fingertips in the cockpit.
Glass Cockpit transitions are available in a Diamond DA40 with Garmin G1000.
Aircraft rental is $195/hour, instructor time is $75/hour.
High-performance transitions are available in a Columbia 400. Aircraft rental is $325/hour and instructor time is $75/hour.