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  • That Doesn’t Look Like My Airplane!

    That Doesn’t Look Like My Airplane!

    An activity that many pilots enjoy involves sitting at the airport and watching other pilots takeoff and land. While enjoying this pastime you may see some aircraft that look a bit different from your typical trainer.

    Join us as we take a brief look at some of the “other aircraft” that you might see.

  • Advice for Student Pilots – Top 10 List

    Advice for Student Pilots – Top 10 List

    With more than a dozen aircraft and nearly 30 instructors, we have a lot of flight training activity. Oftentimes one of our 100+ student pilots will ask for some advice from the more seasoned veterans. The replies vary, but these seem to be the tips you hear most.

  • Own your training experience

    Own your training experience

    All too often during the course of training students will experience some difficulties with their instructor. These difficulties can range from something as simple as having a rough communication day […]

  • Breaking the Barriers, the Final 4 Obstacles to Your Flight Training

    Breaking the Barriers, the Final 4 Obstacles to Your Flight Training

    Sadly, many of the people who begin flight lessons are never able to see them through to earning a certificate. Much as the ongoing NCAA tournament that began with 68 teams is being whittled down to the final four, pilot candidates fall to the wayside for a plethora of reasons. But this article will discuss the four most common pitfalls and suggest strategies so you become a pilot rather than falling victim to these obstacles.

  • Keeping Flying Fun

    Keeping Flying Fun

    When was the last time you saw an ad that said “Come Learn to Fly Just for the Fun of It?” It is like we have forgotten that flying is an amazing and fun thing to do! Learn more about the forgotten fun of flying in the linked article.

  • Flying for the Young

    Flying for the Young

    As a flight instructor, I am often asked the question, “How old do you have to be to start learning to fly?”
    The short answer to the question is that there is no minimum age for a child to begin learning to fly. The longer answer is a bit more complicated and I will attempt to discuss that here.




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Batavia, OH 45103
1.800.SPORTYS (776.7897)


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