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Airplane Flight Training

Airplane Flight Training in Lancaster, PA

Learning to Fly a Airplane Is an Experience Like No Other!

Whether you are thinking about becoming a career pilot or flying for fun, one thing is sure, flying a airplane will be like nothing you have done before!

Intro To Flight

Discovery Flight Lesson

Cessna 150: $69.oo
Cessna 172: $89.00

Our most popular gift certificate option, the Discovery Flight lesson, is a great option when looking for fun things to do in Lancaster, PA and is composed of a 30 minute ground session and 30 minute flight lesson. This will give you a more in-depth option to see what learning to fly a airplane all is about while experiencing Lancaster County like you never thought possible.

During the ground portion, learn to fly by going over the gauges of the Airplane and what each control is utilized for. Next, the certified flight instructor will walk you through your preflight checklist and, once completed, prepare to take flight! Your flight lesson continues as the instructor will teach you the maneuverable capability of the Airplane while taking off and climbing in altitude.

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Learn to Fly

Fixed-Wing Flight Training

Fly anywhere you want, take friends and family as passengers, or even fly at night when you earn your private airplane license! We will be there with you every step of the way to make sure you gain the proper knowledge and understanding required to succeed. The FAA minimum hours required to obtain your private pilot license is 40, but the national average needed is between 55 and 60 hours.

Stage 1 will be pre solo training. In this stage, you will learn to fly and gain all the training needed to solo the airplane safely.

Stage 2 consists of cross county training. During this time, you will gain knowledge of how to navigate long distances in your airplane. You will get the chance to fly cross county flights with your instructor along with completing cross country flight solo.

Stage 3 is check ride preparation. To obtain you private helicopter license, you must pass a check ride with a designated pilot examiner (DPE). In stage 3, you will train towards meeting the published FAA standards that must be demonstrated on your official check ride.

Once all the standards are met, your check ride will be scheduled. The day you pass your check ride you will be granted your private pilot license immediately!

Private Pilot Requirements:

  • Must be 16 years old to solo (must be 17 at time of practical test)
  • 40 Hours of Total Flight Time
  • 20 Hours of Dual Instruction
  • 10 Hours of Solo Flight
  • Complete a course of ground instruction with a CFI or an approved home study.
  • Pass a multiple choice FAA knowledge exam
  • Pass a practical flight test and oral exam with an FAA Examiner
Cessna 150
Dual Instruction 30 hours$3900.00
Solo 10 hours $900.00
Books/Supplies$200.00
FAA Medical$100.00
Written Test $150.00
PPL Check Ride Aircraft Rental $150.00
PPL Check Ride Examiner Fee $400.00
Total Cost Estimate$5800.00

Ground Instruction as needed - $40/hr


Cessna 172
Dual Instruction 30 hours$4950.00
Solo 10 hours $1250.00
Books/Supplies$200.00
FAA Medical$100.00
Written Test $150.00
PPL Check Ride Aircraft Rental $200.00
PPL Check Ride Examiner Fee $400.00
Total Cost Estimate$7250.00

Ground Instruction as needed - $40/hr

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Professional Pilot Course

Earn your Commercial License:

  • 250 Hours of flight time total
  • Complete a course of ground instruction with a CFI or an approved home study
  • Pass a multiple choice FAA knowledge exam
  • Pass a practical flight test and oral exam with an FAA Examiner
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Private Helicopter License

Earn your Instrument License:

  • 50 hours of Pilot in Command cross country
  • 40 hours of simulated or actual instrument time
  • 15 hours of flight instruction towards instrument rating
  • Complete a course of ground instruction with a CFI or an approved home study
  • Pass a multiple choice FAA knowledge exam
  • Pass a practical flight test and oral exam with an FAA Examiner
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Aircraft Rates and Flight Lessons

Aircraft Rates

Price: Contact Us to Schedule an Appointment!

Cessna 150
Dual Rate $135.00/hr
Dual Block Rate $130.00/hr
Instruction$40.00/hr
Solo $95.00/hr
Solo Block Rate$90.00/hr
Cessna 172
Dual Rate $170.00/hr
Dual Block Rate $165.00/hr
Instruction$40.00/hr
Solo $130.00/hr
Solo Block Rate$125.00/hr
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