Flight Instruction Programs

NOTICE: Prices last updated Aug 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

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.

Full Time Instructors
Patrick Dwyer (630) 730-1060 CFI, soon will be CFII

Part Time Instructors
Greg McCabe (231) 557-0558 Master CFI Airplanes and Helicopters, CFII, MEI, AGI, Gold Seal, 141 Chief
Scott Herlein(231) 557-4218 CFI, CFII
Rich Klassen (314) 482-1146 CFI, CFII

Other Approved Instructors
Peter Redder (616) 451-2504 CFI, CFII
James Absher (616) 402-3235 CFI
Jack Brewer (231) 798-3799 CFII
Adam Wyn (231) 519-1287 CFII 
Brandon Bolde (231) 578-2973 CFI

For more information, please contact a full time instructor.

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