"Fred, I really enjoyed flying with you in the Idaho backcountry. You know your stuff- stick and rudder, mountains, weather, and how to set up a learning environment. You are the real deal; keep up the good work!   Best Regards, Sam" ~ from California

Personalized Flight Training

Adventure flying is our passion. Our love is low and slow and flying with a smile. We enjoy the challenge of landing on the spot every time and always striving to "Be a Pilot in Command" - rather than just a PIC in the regulatory sense. If your interest is in "Learning to Fly Right", or exploring new skills such as mastering the tailwheel or flying in the backcountry safely, then you've come to the right place. The "Learn More" button below leads to a summary of our services.

Operating from the Reno-Stead Airport (KRTS) and the Cascade, ID Airport (U70).

Backcountry Training

We offer backcountry training in two formats. Clients can schedule custom-tailored instruction, or choose from Discovery Flight options that provide packaged training at a fixed rate. The legendary Idaho backcountry is accessed from our Cascade/McCall area base during the months of June through September. Flight training in the beautiful NW Nevada and the Lake Tahoe area is provided from our Reno-Stead base during the months of October through May.

Operating from the Reno-Stead Airport (KRTS) and the Cascade, ID Airport (U70).

Tailwheel Training

Are you wanting to experience the adventure of flying a taildragger? Perhaps your interest in learning to fly is largely driven by a desire to explore the backcountry, or land grass and knock around your local area low and slow. If so, we invite you to learn to fly with us. We've got a perfect tailwheel trainer. For those already licensed, but looking to earn a tailwheel endorsement, you've also come to the right place. In your airplane or ours, we make tailwheel training a blast!

Operating from the Reno-Stead Airport (KRTS) and the Cascade, ID Airport (U70).

This is Your Adventure

We're committed to providing you with an inspiring and unforgettable flight training experience. First and foremost, is safety. We advocate adventure, not recklessness. We fly within the regulations, are respectful of the sensitive areas in which we operate, and fly only well-maintained, newer aircraft. We're confident you won't be disappointed. Please contact us with any questions you have regarding what we offer and how we can help make your aviation dreams a reality.

See What Our Clients Have to Say:

"Thank you so much Fred for the amazing backcountry training experience.  Your plane was in perfect shape and a lot of fun to fly.  Your backcountry knowledge and ability to communicate to me in a concise yet complete manner was exactly what I was hoping to get out of training.  Having the ability to get out and take a moment to soak in the beauty of the backcountry strips and rivers/creeks was icing on the cake.  You exceeded all my expectations!   Thank you for providing me a 5-star flight training experience that was memorable and beyond FUN!!!" ~ Lori from Georgia

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