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Learn to Fly

Flight Instruction Programs

NOTICE: Prices last updated Dec 2018. Prices include all typical costs such as joining the flying club, aircraft rental, fuel, instructor, books, equipment, insurance, and exams.

First Lesson

Try maneuvering an airplane with an instructor at the secondary controls.

$150 – 60 Min Flight

Student Pilot

See if you like flying. This is the first level to a permanent certificate. A 90 day permit to fly without passengers. Unlimited extensions are allowed. No medical is required with the instructor.

$3,689 – 3 Days – 15 Flight Hours

Private Pilot

Permanent license to fly with passengers to any destination day or night.

$10,449 – 10 days – 45 Flight Hours

Complex Airplane Endorsement

$1,195 – 1 day – 5 Flight Hours

Instrument Airplane Rating

$9,313 – 8 days – 42 Flight Hours

Commercial Pilot

$4,994 – 3 days – 15 Flight Hours

Flight Instructor

$8,673 – 2 weeks – 15 Flight Hours

West Michigan Flying Club Flight Instructors

Use club instructors or your own. The following instructors are already approved to give instruction in club aircraft. Get your own instructor approved with a quick check out. Instructors are not provided by the club and have their own rates and schedules.

Full Time Instructors
Matt Slobe (616) 540-4839 CFII, Gold Seal, AGI
Justin Smith (302) 531-6239 CFI
Nolan Snoeyink (616) 617-6649 CFII
Andrew Focks (239) 834-9370 CFI

Part Time Instructors
Scott Herlein (231) 557-4218 CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI
Rich Klassen (314) 482-1146 CFI, CFII, MEI
Paul Medenbach (231) 799-1120 CFI, CFII, AGI

Other Approved Instructors

Gregory McCabe (231) 557-0558 Master CFI Airplanes and Helicopters, CFII, MEI, AGI, Gold Seal, Former 141 Chief
Peter Redder (616) 451-2504 CFI
Brandon Bolde (231) 578-2973 CFI, MEI
Jon Gonzalez (231) 736-9910 CFII

For more information, please contact a full time instructor.