LEARN TO FLY!
Private to Commercial Training
Making you truly safe and competent is our #1 goal for all of your ratings. We have developed unique syllabi for Private, Instrument, Commercial, and Certified Flight Instructor ratings that will help you gain skills you can't get from any other flight school.
Upset Recovery / Spin Training
Become a better pilot, gain confidence, and learn life-saving techniques! Stall/spin accidents are the #1 cause of fatal accidents in the GA community by a margin of 10 to 1. Our specialty courses are helping to reverse that trend!
Tailwheel Training and Endorsements
Open yourself to a whole new world of flying with a tailwheel endorsement. Taildraggers are great fun and not to be feared! At Pilot Makers we will give you the skills and confidence to safely enjoy some of the best flying experiences available.
Aerobatics is the ultimate in individual expression and freedom in aviation. Our aerobatics courses teach you how to safely enjoy aerobatics from warbird and recreational “gentleman’s” aerobatics, to mastering competition sequences.
Our fleet contains legends of training, tailwheel, aerobatic, and warbird aircraft. They are late model examples with low times and are maintained to the highest standards. We offer competitive pricing, and one of the widest variety of flight training programs anywhere in the US.
WHY FLY WITH PILOT MAKERS?
Pilot Makers Advanced Flight Academy was established to bridge a deadly gap in pilot training.
In an era where a decline in solid stick-and-rudder education has led to fatal accidents, we tackle the root issue, addressing Loss of Control In Flight (LOC-I)—the number one cause of such incidents in both private and commercial aviation—by emphasizing stick-and-rudder skills, situational awareness, and a firm grasp of the comprehensive flight envelope. Our approach tackles and demystifies stalls, spins, and unusual attitudes, rather than avoiding them, utilizing specialized aircraft for a holistic training experience. By nurturing these proficiencies, our flight school develops confidence, expertise, and understanding, offering unparalleled instruction and an enjoyable training journey. Whether aspiring for a professional career or recreational flying, our training cultivates passionate, professional aviators.
What our clients are saying
I truly appreciated Barry’s approach to aerobatic training in the Pitts – he is knowledgeable, experienced, calm and confident. Flying was hands-on from my first takeoff, and as a pilot that learns best from his own mistakes, (as opposed to watching countless demos from the instructor) adapting his teaching method to my style helped me gain confidence and experience quickly. If you’re looking for some fun flying from initial tail wheel to advanced aerobatics, look no further than Pilot Makers flight school!
Dave Bernard, ATP 737, 747