LEARNING TO FLY

There are two necessary steps in obtaining your private pilot's license:

FLIGHT TRAINING

Bighorn Airways offers Private Pilot and Instrument Rating courses. We have a well maintained Cessna 172 along with a full-time flight instructor that can tailor the path to your needs and schedule. If you have ever dreamed of becoming a pilot, we are here to help make those dreams a reality!

Private Pilot Aeronautical (Flight) Experience Requirements

40 hours of flight time that include:

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Teaching students to fly is a privilege and one of the most satisfying aspects of my role here at Bighorn Airways. I want our students to receive the very best quality of instruction not only in the air but throughout their whole learning experience. One of my greatest joys is watching people realize they can fly. 

                                                                                                                      -K. Austin

Learning to Fly

There are two necessary steps in obtaining your private pilot's license:

Step 1:

Step 2:

1. Ground school in preparation for the written test.  For this step, we recommend that you use a home study course.  There are several companies offering kits that include an online course that you can work through at your own pace, along with books and materials you'll need during training.  A Bighorn Airways instructor will be happy to help you choose

 

2. Flight training for the practical test.  This is the fun part and where Bighorn Airways comes in. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires that you receive at least 40 hours of training in preparation for this test.  The 40 hours are broken down into several different requirements.

Private Pilot Aeronautical (Flight) Experience Requirements:

40 hours of flight time:

20 hours of dual instruction

10 hours of solo flight training

3 hours of cross-country dual

3 hours of night dual

The unrestricted license includes:

1 cross country flight of over 100 nautical miles total distance

10 takeoffs and landings to a full stop (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport

3 hours of instrument dual

3 hours of dual in preparation for the practical test within 2 calendar months

10 hours of solo including:

5 hours of cross-country

1 150 NM solo cross country flight, with full-stop landings at three points and one segment of the flight consisting of a straight-line distance of more than 50 NM between takeoff and landing locations

3 takeoffs and landings to a full stop (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport with an operational control tower.

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BASIC PRICING

KSHR Runway

Introduction to Flight

135.00

Aircraft Rental

$115 per hr.

Flght Instruction

$50 per hr.

Ground Instruction

$30 per hr.