Accelerated Flight Instruction Programs

NOTICE: Prices last updated 04/06/2016. 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

$6,894 - 7 days – 15 Flight Hours


Flight Instructor – Instrument

$5,239 - 5 days – 15 Flight Hours


Airline Transport Pilot

$2,800 - 2 days – 7 Flight Hours


Hours buliding with Instructors

Complex & Instrument:

$2,800 - 1 day – 8 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
Greg McCabe (231) 557-0558 Master CFI Airplanes and Helicopters, CFII, MEI, AGI, Gold Seal, 141 Chief
Scott Herlein(231) 557-4218 CFI, CFII

Part Time 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 
Frank Zadonick (231) 733-4645 CFII

For more information, please contact Scott Herlein.

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