Learn to Fly
River Aviation is a flight school governed under Part 61 of the Federal Aviation Regulations that prides itself on customer satisfaction. We employ only the best certified flight instructors to help meet our student’s needs and aid them in achieving their aviation goals. Safety is our top priority. River Aviation offers a variety of courses including Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, and Recreational Pilot training. In addition, River Aviation also offers training for an Instrument Rating.
Our relaxed atmosphere adds to our students’ comfort and enjoyment.
This lesson is designed to give you a taste of what is involved in flying. The student will spend approximately one hour with a certified flight instructor (“CFI”). The first half hour is spent learning the basics of flight and performing a preflight inspection of the aircraft. The remaining half hour is spent in flight where the student can take the controls and fly the aircraft. At the conclusion of the introductory flight, the CFI can answer any questions or even book another flight!
Introductory lesson: $ 95.00 (price is subject to change)
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This license will give you more freedom in your flying, as you will be able to fly day or night without a distance restriction, in good weather. The FAA requires a minimum of 40 logged hours of flight time (logged means endorsed by a Certified Flight Instructor) for the Private Pilot License. The actual hours needed to complete the course varies among students. According to the national average, a typical student completes the private pilot course in approximately 65 hours.
We use the Jeppesen Private Pilot’s Curriculum with home study Ground School. If more intensive training is needed, we offer a Ground School one night a week for 14 weeks. You may also work one-on-one with your instructor.
Federal Aviation Regulation prohibits private pilots from flying for hire. A commercial license is required to be compensated for flight time.
A Recreational Pilot License offers the opportunity to become a licensed pilot in the least amount of training hours. This lesson is primarily for someone who wishes to fly purely for recreation. You are limited to fly within 50 Nautical Miles of your base airport and may only fly between sunrise and sunset, in good weather. The FAA requires a minimum of 30 hours logged with a Certified Flight Instructor, 15 hours of dual instruction, and 3 hours of solo time.