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Why we do it

Air Ventures Flying School was founded in 2010, born from a desire to foster an environment that approached aviation differently. We love aviation. Your initial pilot training is the start of your journey and has the largest impact on your overall success, whether you're planning to fly for fun or make it into a career. It's our objective to set you up for long term success after you earn your wings.


Flight schools are the gateway into the entire aviation universe. Unfortunately many are found to be lacking much too late, after tens of thousands of dollars have been all but wasted. With a national dropout rate of over 80% many flight schools are anything but a magical gateway. While many flight schools are focused on selling you on the minimum amount of flight time while billing the maximum amount of flight training time it's no wonder why so many people quit after uncovering the bait and switch tactics. We are focused on helping you build the skill set you need to be the most successful along your unique journey, not promising you a 35 hour certificate, boasting the lowest hourly rates in town, or selling training with the generic statement "it will just make you better".

When people finish watching [insert epic aviation film title here] and catch the flying bug their motivation is usually based on physically flying an airplane. While physically operating an aircraft is a part of training, it's only one of about fifteen critical areas of knowledge required and often not  the most important.


The brass tacks of training are for every hour of flight time there's about 3 hours of reading and 2 hours of classroom time. We focus on overall quality of education by helping you become an effective learner. We do this by teaching you the discipline to self critique using an objective standard so you can constantly make small progress.

We support an inclusive positive environment with an active pilot community that is focused on a high quality educational experience, which is an often overlooked aspect of flight training.

Over the years we have won numerous awards from AOPA and have been featured in Flight Training magazine. We use a proprietary Foundational Based Training© syllabus designed by three time NAFI Master Flight Instructor Doug Auclair over the course of his nearly two decade flying career. It has proven to consistently produce high quality pilots who have gone on to long and successful careers.

If you can take the steps to walk through the door you can become a pilot, at Air Ventures that's all it takes to be part of the amazing community and this join in on this epic aviation adventure.

Air Ventures Flying School is dedicated to making you the most successful pilot you can possibly be, from your intro flight to aircraft ownership, to an amazing career in aviation we will get you there.

Call us to setup a visit or just stop by and see for yourself!

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