Pleasure Flyer - Daytime Only
The Sport Pilot Program offers most-times a quicker path to becoming a certificated pilot. The training is the same as the Private Pilot Program except we leave out the night flying. CHI still goes above and beyond the minimum requirements of Sport Pilot training to ensure you are confident and prepared to fly the sky highway safely. We are seeing a lot more younger pilots take the Sport Pilot route. It seems it just might be the Pilot license of the future!
Our Light-Sport Airplanes (LSAs) are our four Van's RV12's: N922CA, N266VA, N271VA and N311VA.
Click here for Sport Pilot requirements
Fly Under Instrument Flight Rules
This rating is a great option for anyone looking to become a safer pilot, have more flexibility when flying, or anyone interested in entering a career in aviation. An instrument rating allows you to fly under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) which includes Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) and Class Alpha airspace.
CHI offers this training using our Redbird FMX and Cessna 172. A combination of these two will enhance your learning while reducing the overall cost. Upon obtaining your rating, our FMX will allow you to maintain both instrument currency and proficiency.
Pleasure Flyer - Including Nighttime
The Private Pilot program is the oldest learn-to-fly program in aviation. CHI offers this training in new model aircraft so that you are taught on state-of-the-art systems used in today's world of aviation.
We teach in Light-Sport Airplanes for primary training, but don't let our LSA planes fool you! Our RV12's have ADS-B, Synthetic Vision, Auto-Pilot, and are fully-equipped for night flying.
Our light sport aircraft are a fantastic way to earn your Private Pilot certificate.
Fly for Hire
The Commercial Pilot Program at CHI is your next step into an aviation career. Whether you want to become an airline pilot, a flight instructor, or any other career as a pilot, the commercial pilot certificate will be a requirement. CHI offers commercial pilot training in our Technically Advanced Airplanes (TAA), the state of the art RV-12’s. With glass instrument panels and a 2-axis autopilot, these airplanes will best prepare you for the real-world flying jobs of today with the most advanced aircraft that are now in the skies.
The Commercial Pilot’s Certificate is unlatching the door into the world of commercial aviation.
Certified Flight Instructor
Become a CFI
The Certified Flight Instructor is the cornerstone of aviation. A flight instructor has the responsibility to train the next generation of aviators to the highest standard of safety and competency. At CHI, it is our job to make sure the next generation of pilots exceed those standards. If you plan on moving on to the airlines, flight instruction is a great way to gain hours to meet the Airline Transport Pilot minimums.
Our own flight instructors are prepared with the experience, knowledge, and top of the line airplanes to prepare you to make an impact on the future of aviators.
Complete your Flight Review with CHI
With a minimum of one hour of ground training and one hour of flight training (which can be in your own aircraft), we can satisfy the requirements of §61.65 and ensure safe practice while operating the aircraft. One of our certified flight instructors will work with you to make sure you are up to date and current with all Federal Aviation Regulations and standards.
You can download this helpful guide from AOPA for more information about flight reviews:
Instrument Proficiency Check
Complete your IPC with CHI
Brush up on those instrument procedures and schedule a time to complete your IPC with CHI! One of our certified instructors will sit down with you and complete a full review of knowledge and procedures needed to fly an aircraft
on an instrument flight plan, fly under instrument meteorological flight conditions (IMC) and meet all of the requirements outlined in § 61.56.
Save some money by completing part of your IPC in our AATD full motion Redbird FMX!
Loss of Control Training
Loss of Control and Spin Training
Would you like to become a safer pilot? Make it happen by booking a flight in our Alpha 160A!
Sign up for a loss of control training lesson where you will learn to recover from emergency upset situations, such as spins and wake turbulence encounters. The ultimate goal is to learn how to recognize a deteriorating situation and correct it before a stall, spin or other incident occurs.
CHI also offers formal spin training for individuals interested in learning how to recover from spins. This is a great way for any CFI students to complete their spin endorsement.
For more information about our rates and services, contact us!