Flight Training

How much does flight training cost?

The typical cost of obtaining your private pilot’s license in the Chicago-land area is anywhere from $8,000 to $12,000+.  The cost of flight training can vary depending on a number of factors.  Some of these factors include: Location: Bigger airports closer to a big city will typically charge more because of [...]

5 Emergency Procedures Every Pilot Should Be Prepared For

For a competent pilot and well maintenance airplane the probability of you having an in flight emergency is low.  This doesn't mean you shouldn't be prepared for an emergency.  You should practice your emergency procedures on a regular basic with a certified flight instructor.  This way you will always [...]

I want to become a pilot. Where do I start?

First things first, you need to make sure you’re going to love flying.  If you have never flown in a small airplane (Cessna, Piper, Diamond Star or similar), I suggest that you schedule an introductory flight lesson with a flight school at your local airport.  (You can find a [...]

Cross Country Flight Planning

Cross-country flight planning is often the first big post-solo hurdle flight students will overcome in their flight training. Planning a cross-country flight requires tedious planning and calculations if done properly which can seem overwhelming at first, but taking everything one step at a time can greatly ease the process. The [...]