Learn To Fly!

Learn to FLY! Never in recent years has it been so inexpensive and in the reach of most folks. 
Call Lisa at 541-258-5029

Flight Instruction from Private, Commercial to Certified Flight Instructor.

7 Steps In Learning To Fly

  1. Take a Discovery Flight – This is where it all starts. Book a Discovery Flight at LebanAir and begin your adventure into the world of aviation. With your Discovery Flight you receive a pre-flight briefing to prepare you for first flight, which will last approximately a half hour, and you get the chance to take the controls and feel the freedom of flight.
  2. Start your lessons – Flight lessons include both ground school and flight training.  Your flight training will be given in a Cessna 172, by our certified flight instructor, and you will control the airplane from your very first flight!
  3. Get an Aviation Medical Certificate – The FAA requires that all pilots have a medical certification from an approved Aviation Medical Examiner. We recommend Dr. Lloyd H. Wiggins in Corvallis, OR.
  4. Make Your First Solo Flight – Your first solo flight is the single most exciting thing that you will ever do! Once you have completed the first part of your flight instruction and demonstrated your skills as a pilot to your instructor, it’s time for you to really taste freedom.
  5. Fine-Tune Your Skills, Build Time, and Gain Experience – Now that you are free to fly solo, you must practice, practice, practice. But what could be more fun than “having” to fly? After approximately 40 hours of total flight time, most students are ready to begin their testing for a private pilot certificate.
  6. Take The Written Exam – The FAA administers a “written test” through an FAA approved Computer Assisted Testing Service (CATS) center. This test confirms your level of knowledge and preparedness for a check ride.  LebanAir offers a ground school with a live instructor that insures you will learn the materials and understand them.  You also have the option of computer based video home study courses.
  7. Take Your Check Ride – LebanAir considers your check ride a flight that we take together.  All of your training and practice leads to this one flight. Your aeronautical knowledge and skills are reviewed by an FAA examiner to give you the green light to flight. This is where you get to shine and make us all proud.

We are currently using the Sporty’s Complete Learn to Fly video course as the basis for our ground school.  This course will prepare you to pass the FAA Private Pilot knowledge test.  You can get all your Sport’s supplies right through us, because we are a Sporty’s Dealer.

 

In addition to the Sporty’s video course, we offer supplemental classes, with a live ground instructor who will  give you a more rounded knowledge base than the video course alone.  These classes are held one evening per week, for 12 weeks.  Each class consists of about 1 hr of Sporty’s video, and then 1 – 2 hrs of our instructor expounding on what was learned in the video, and covering other important topics not required to pass the test.  The end result is that students who choose this option end up with a more solid understanding of the required material, and a much broader knowledge base that will serve them well as they start into a lifetime of flying.  (Ground School Course is subject to amount of students that sign-up for the course.  If there are not enough students, there will be no Ground School Course).

 

With 7 instructors, we can accommodate almost any schedule.  Our instructors are some of the best in the area, and have helped many students go from zero logged time, to private, instrument and commercial ratings.  Our most recent student was able to obtain his private pilot rating in a little over 2 months and a total  of only $4311.00!  For a normal flight training, we estimate it around $5000.00.  You will not find high quality (or even poor quality) flight training at prices this low, anywhere in the pacific NW!

 

We also have a free flyer that will explain the process of getting your pilot license.  It covers what you will need to learn, cost estimate, and will help you understand the process and how to get started.  Also, you do not have to pay all of the amount up-front, our flying course is pay as you go, which will fit into anyone’s budget.  We also have 6 different Instructors to help you with your goal, of becoming a pilot.  To learn more about how YOU can earn your pilot license and get your free booklet, please call or visit us today!  You’ll be glad you did.  :)

 

 

5 thoughts on “Learn To Fly!”

  1. Hello,
    My name is Alexander and I recently began flying in Alaska last year. I live in Portland and I am looking for a place to study and get my private pilots license. On the site it is posted that your recent student was able to get his license for around $5000, does that include in air training? I am looking to start in May and I would love to finish up everything by the end of August, and if I could do it for around $5000 I would be ecstatic.

    Thanks for everything,

    Alex

    1. Yes, that is our estimate on what it would cost you through us to get your pilots license. Just take into consideration, that some people need a little more fly time than others, or a little more ground school time. Give me a call if your interested.

    2. Alex,

      Yes that is the estimated amount it would cost, including air time. Some students, have done it quicker, some it has taken a little longer. Please, give me a call, and I could talk to you more about it, if your still interested. We have the cheapest rates around for people wanting to get their private pilots license. We will also have a 1946 Champ out on the line this spring, for students, or pilots, that want to get their “Tail-Dragger” endorsement. Sorry for the delay on the response to your email.

      Thank you,
      Lisa Switzler
      541-258-5029

  2. I’m over in Bend and I’m ready to learn to fly. After earning my Private Pilot my plan is to buy a 1956 172 like N5636A. Is this plane still available as a rental and/or trainer? I would like to learn in the same plane I will be flying when I have my certificate. It could make it worth the drive. Cheers, -Rob

    1. Yes, 36A is the plane most use to get their pilots license, and the plane you plan to purchase, would be exactly like it. We will also have our 46′ Champ out this spring for students, and pilots that want to get their “tail-dragger” endorsement. Please check out our “Flight Instruction” page on our website for more information, come into our office, or just give me a call, and I can send, or talk to more about it. Hope to see you in the air soon!

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