When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.

— Leonardo Da Vinci  


The first step

Ground Instruction

Become a Member

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Prospective members must be aware that we are not a flight school.

Become a Member

Ground Instruction

Become a Member

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New member fee $550.

Monthly dues $50

Ground Instruction

Ground Instruction

Student Certificate

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Enroll in a online ground school course. These are many and varied. 

Student Certificate

Student Certificate

Student Certificate

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You will be required to obtain a third class medical certificate or the Basic  Med equivalent. Visit the FAA.gov site for all the information.

FLY!!!

Student Certificate

FLY!!!

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Contact one of our instructors and set up  your flight training schedules.

Grow!!

Student Certificate

FLY!!!

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Never stop learning.

Our Flight Instructors

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Leon Hinkle - CFII

Leon has provided instruction for the club since 1988. A recent retiree of Northrop Grumman, he is available most times except for Wednesday and Saturday evenings and Sunday. Leon can be reached at 304-298-4877 (home) or  301-697-5638 (cell). If no answer leave a message and he will call you back.

Mike Fitch - CFII

Mike has been a CFII since 1968 and has added tailwheel and glider instructor to his certificate since retiring from commercial flying in 2002. He has come full circle and is instructing with us. Mike is available most days by prior appointment and can be reached at 814-458-2639 (home) or 814-977-2881 (cell/text,)

Ryan Brant -CFII

Ryan earned his private pilot certificate in 2014 flying out of Leesburg (KJYO). He then moved to Sarasota Florida and earned the Commercial, Instrument, Multi-engine and CFI endorsements. He enjoys towing gliders with the Cumberland Soaring Group. Ryan is available most days by prior appointment. Call or text him at 912-271-4665

So you want to be a pilot