Our Programs

Sport Pilot

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 the RV12's, CTLS, and Ercoupe.

Click here for Sport Pilot requirements.

Instrument Pilot

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. 

Click here for Instrument Rating requirements.

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.

Click here for CFI Requirements.

Flight Review

Complete your Flight Review at 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: 


AOPA Pilot's Guide to the Flight Review 

Private Pilot

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.

Click here for Private Pilot requirements.

Commercial Pilot

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.

Click here for Commercial Pilot requirements.


Aerobatics, Spin Training & Upset Recovery

Have you ever wanted to try aerobatics? Make it happen by booking a flight in our Alpha 160A! Learn all about loops, rolls, spins and more. These flights are available to all pilots who want to experience the thrill of aerobatics or those who are interested in formal spin training. 

Sign up for an Upset Recovery 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 spin occurs. 

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