LEARN TO FLY HERE!

ABOUT

Learn to fly using some of the most reputable training facilities and equipment in the region. Flight instruction is available throughout the year in any aircraft from our diverse fleet of Cessnas.  You will be trained by our professional and personable FAA Certified Flight instructors in our immaculately maintained aircraft. Choice Aviation offers both FAR Part 61 and 141 training curriculum as well as a professional pilot path through our accredited degree program from Northwest College. Further, Choice Aviation is an FAA approved testing center for all knowledge exams.

If you’re not quite sure about becoming a pilot, take a “Discovery Flight” with one of our instructors. For just $50, enjoy a half hour flight with us and discover for yourself the wonder and awe of aviation. We will introduce you to our Cessna aircraft fleet, show you the pre-flight checks that we do before each flight, and then go for a short local flight. We will even let you take the controls once we are airborne.

We can answer any questions you may have and get you started today towards fulfilling your dreams!

F.A.Q.
CONTACT
Chief Pilot/Flight Instructor

Sheena Cichosz – 307.587.9262
Cody, WY – Asst. Chief Flight Instructor

Megan Gebauer – 406.363.6471
Hamilton, MT – Asst. Chief Flight Instructor

CERTIFICATES & RATINGS

Light Sport Certificate

Private Pilot Certificate

Passengers

Private Pilot Package – $7335.00

Now is your opportunity to fulfill that long lived dream to become a pilot.  In reality, it’s simpler than your might have thought.  In as little as 12 weeks you could be “exercising your privileges of a private pilot”.  Choice Aviation has several paths to accommodate just about anyone’s schedule, budget and goals.  Our accomplished and experienced flight/ground instructors will provide you with an experience that can’t be matched.  It’s your time to discover the wonder, freedom and awe of aviation.

Our FAA approved FAR part 141 private pilot flight training package includes the following:
  • 55 hours aircraft rental (w/fuel) – Cessna 152 Sparrowhawk (125 hp)
  • 40 hours flight Instruction
  • 15 hours ground instruction (briefings, stage checks, check-ride preparation)
  • Jeppesen Private Pilot Flight Kit* (Flight Bag, Text Book, Maneuvers, Syllabus, PTS, Test Guide, Pre-Solo written exam, FAR/AIM, E6B, Plotter, Logbook, POH, Knee board, Sectional Chart, Oral Exam Guide, Stage Exams, Pilot Record Folder, Checklist, AFD.
  • FAA written exam fee
  • FAA Designated Pilot Examiner fee (INCLUDES aircraft rental w/fuel)

*Optional Formal Ground School – $350.00

Course of Study – Estimated Completion ⇒ 12 weeks

Step 1:  Intro-Flight/Interview

Step 2:  Obtain Medical Certificate

Step 3:  Ground Training (may be combined w/step 5)

Step 4:  Written Exam

Step 5:  Flight Training (may be combined w/step 3)

Step 6:  Practical Exam

Step 7:  Certificate Issued

Notes
  • Prerequisite – flight medical
  • Endorsement for your FAA check-ride is proficiency based.  Students will be responsible for any flight time and instruction above the allotted hours at retail rates.
  • Flight and Ground instruction can be completed at either of our two (2) facilities – (1) COD – Cody, WY or (2) 6S5 – Hamilton, MT
  • Students are encouraged to fly three (3) events per week in order to complete course on schedule

Questions

Instrument Rating

Instrument Rating Package – $8,750.00

Your instrument flight and ground experience will build the confidence required to tackle complex cross-country flights, navigate the airspace system like a pro and increase your ability to fly in less than perfect weather.  Some call it mental gymnastics while others call it ultimate art of aviation.  Start today and in as little as nine (9) weeks you’ll be able to exercise the privileges of an instrument rated pilot.

Our FAA approved FAR part 141 Instrument flight training package includes the following:
  • 35 hours aircraft rental (w/fuel) – Cessna 172
  • 15 hours simulator
  • 50 hours flight Instruction
  • 15 hours ground instruction (briefings, stage checks, check-ride preparation)
  • Jeppesen Instrument/Commercial Flight Kit* (Textbook, Syllabus, Stage Exams, Record Folder, PTS, Test Guide, IFR Kneeboard, JeppShades, Charts
  • FAA written exam fee
  • FAA Designated Pilot Examiner fee (INCLUDES aircraft rental w/fuel)

*Optional Formal Ground School – $350.00

Course of Study – Estimated Completion ⇒ 10 weeks

Step 1:  Intro-Flight/Interview

Step 2:  Ground Training (may be combined w/step 4)

Step 3:  Written Exam

Step 4:  Flight Training (may be combined w/step 2)

Step 5:  Practical Exam

Step 6:  Certificate Issued

Notes
  • Prerequisite – private pilot certificate w/current medical, flight review and proficiency
  • Endorsement for your FAA check-ride is proficiency based.  Students will be responsible for any flight time and instruction above the allotted hours at retail rates.
  • Flight and Ground instruction can be completed at either of our two (2) facilities – (1) COD – Cody, WY or (2) 6S5 – Hamilton, MT
  • Students are encouraged to fly three (3) events per week in order to complete course on schedule

Questions

Commercial Pilot Certificate - Part 141

Commercial Pilot Certificate ASEL (part 141) Package – $15,565.00

Getting paid to do something you love to do can hardly be called a job!  Arguably, the cockpit provides the best view an office can have.  The commercial certificate will help you master the handling of your aircraft, prepare you for the many rewarding career paths in aviation and equip you with knowledge to excel.  Choice Aviation’s unique flight department provides you with opportunity to rub shoulders with about every facet of the commercial industry.

Our FAA approved FAR part 141 Commercial Pilot flight training package includes the following:
  • 20 hours aircraft rental (w/fuel) – Cessna 182RG
  • 105 hours aircraft rental (w/fuel) – Cessna 152 II Sparrowhawk (125 hp)
  • 55 hours flight Instruction
  • 20 hours ground instruction (briefings, stage checks, check-ride preparation)
  • Jeppesen Commercial Flight Kit* (Textbook, Syllabus, Stage Exams, Record Folder, PTS, Test Guide
  • FAA written exam fee
  • FAA Designated Pilot Examiner fee (INCLUDES aircraft rental w/fuel)

*Optional Formal Ground School – $350.00

Course of Study ⇒ Estimated Completion ⇒  week

Step 1:  Intro-Flight/Interview

Step 2:  Ground Training (may be combined w/step 4)

Step 3:  Written Exam

Step 4:  Flight Training (may be combined w/step 2)

Step 5:  Practical Exam

Step 6:  Certificate Issued

Notes
  • Prerequisites – Applicants must have Private Pilot Certificate and Instrument Rating, current medical, flight review and proficiency
  • Endorsement for your FAA check-ride is proficiency based.  Students will be responsible for any flight time and instruction above the allotted hours at retail rates.
  • Flight and Ground instruction can be completed at either of our two (2) facilities – (1) COD – Cody, WY or (2) 6S5 – Hamilton, MT
  • Students are encouraged to fly three (3) events per week in order to complete course on schedule

Questions

Commercial Pilot Certificate - Part 61

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Commercial Pilot Certificate ASEL (part 61) Package – $5,715.00

Getting paid to do something you love to do can hardly be called a job!  Arguably, the cockpit provides the best view an office can have.  The commercial certificate will help you master the handling of your aircraft, prepare you for the many rewarding career paths in aviation and equip you with knowledge to excel.  Choice Aviation unique flight department provides you with opportunity to rub shoulders with about every facet of the commercial industry.

Our FAA approved FAR part 61 Commercial Pilot flight training package includes the following:
  • 15 hours aircraft rental (w/fuel) – Cessna 182RG
  • 5 hours aircraft rental (w/fuel) – Cessna 172
  • 5 hours aircraft rental (w/fuel) – Cessna 152
  • 20 hours flight Instruction
  • 10 hours ground instruction (briefings, check-ride preparation)
  • Jeppesen Instrument/Commercial Flight Kit* (Textbook, Syllabus, Stage Exams, Record Folder, PTS, Test Guide
  • FAA written exam fee
  • FAA Designated Pilot Examiner fee (INCLUDES aircraft rental w/fuel)

*Optional Formal Ground School – $350.00

Course of Study – Estimated Completion ⇒ 4 week

Step 1:  Intro-Flight/Interview

Step 2:  Ground Training (may be combined w/step 4)

Step 3:  Written Exam

Step 4:  Flight Training (may be combined w/step 2)

Step 5:  Practical Exam

Step 6:  Certificate Issued

Notes
  • Prerequisites – Students must have 225 hrs. total flight time to include requirements per FAR 61.129(a)(1,2,4), current medical, flight review and proficiency
  • Endorsement for your FAA check-ride is proficiency based.  Students will be responsible for any flight time and instruction above the allotted hours at retail rates.
  • Flight and Ground instruction can be completed at either of our two (2) facilities – (1) COD – Cody, WY or (2) 6S5 – Hamilton, MT
  • Students are encouraged to fly three (3) events per week in order to complete course on schedule

Questions

Multi Engine Rating

multi-engine trainingMulti-Engine Rating Package – $7,880.00

The multi-Engine Rating can be added onto either a Private or Commercial pilot certificate.  There is no written exam.  Start today and in as little as 2 weeks you’ll be enjoying the complexities of multi-engine piloting!

Multi-Engine Pilot flight training package includes:
  • 15 hours aircraft rental (w/fuel) – Cessna 310R
  • 2 hours simulator time
  • 15 hours flight Instruction
  • 8 hours ground instruction (briefings, check-ride preparation)
  • Course materials
  • FAA Designated Pilot Examiner fee (INCLUDES aircraft rental w/fuel)
Course of Study ⇒ Estimated Completion ⇒  2 weeks

Step 1:  Interview

Step 2:  Flight Training

Step 3:  Practical Exam

Step 4:  Rating Issued

Notes
  • Prerequisites – Applicants must have Pilot Certificate, current medical, flight review and proficiency
  • Endorsement for your FAA check-ride is proficiency based.  Students will be responsible for any flight time and instruction above the allotted hours at retail rates.
  • Flight and Ground instruction can be completed at either of our two (2) facilities – (1) COD – Cody, WY or (2) 6S5 – Hamilton, MT
  • Students are encouraged to fly three (3) events per week in order to complete course on schedule

Questions

Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)

For an Airplane

Flight training must consist of al least 15 hours on the following areas of operation:

Fundamentals of instructing
Technical subject areas
Preflight preparation
Preflight lesson on a maneuver
Air traffic control clearances and procedures
Flight by reference to instruments
Navigation systems
Instrument approach procedures
Emergency operations
Postflight procedures

Estimated Cost:  Contact Us

Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument (CFII)

dashboardFor an Airplane

Flight training must consist of al least 15 hours on the following areas of operation:

Fundamentals of instructing
Technical subject areas
Preflight preparation
Preflight lesson on a maneuver
Air traffic control clearances and procedures
Flight by reference to instruments
Navigation systems
Instrument approach procedures
Emergency operations
Postflight procedures

Estimated Cost:  Contact Us

Multi-Engine Certified Flight Instructor (MEI)

NWC_Aviation_042.webFor an Airplane Multi-Engine

 Flight training must consist of 25 hours on the following areas of operation:

Fundamentals of instructing
Technical subject areas
Preflight preparation
Preflight lesson on a maneuver to be performed in flight
Preflight procedures
Airport operations
Takeoffs, landings, go-arounds
Fundamentals of flight
Performance maneuvers
Ground reference maneuvers
Slow flight, stalls, spins
Basic instrument maneuvers
Emergency operations
Multi-engine operations
Postflight procedures

Estimated Cost:  Contact Us

Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (ATP)

ENDORSEMENTS & SPECIAL

High Performance

Complex

High Altitude

Biannual Flight Review (BFR)

Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC)

Mountain Flying Courses

Turbine Transition Course

Spin Training