Have you wanted to learn to fly? Let one of our FAA Certified Commercial Pilots take you up on an Introductory Flight.

Our pilots will let you take control of the plane and show you how easy it is to fly. This is a great way to see if you’re ready to pursue a private pilot’s license and start your dream of learning to fly!

When you are ready, we will pair you up with one of our Certified Flight Instructors (CFI) and get you started on earning your license right here in Bismarck/Mandan. Your flight training progresses at your own pace. This way you can do your lessons as quickly as you want, or space it out as needed.

Want to give the gift of a learning experience? Ask about our gift certificates for 20-25 minute Introductory Flights. Here is a gift that could spark a lifetime passion for aviation. Give us a call to purchase gift certificates or discuss your ideal aircraft ride.

We offer the following pilot ratings:

  • Private Pilot
  • Instrument
  • Commercial
  • Cirrus Embark Program

What does it take to become a Pilot?

  1. Complete a total of at least 40 hours of logged flight time.
    – At least 20 hours of Flight Instruction.
    – At least 10 hours of logged Solo time.
  2. Complete the written exam
  3. Take a medical physical for aviation.
  4. Be proficient in the area of operations as specified in FAR 61.
  5. Complete your practical flight exam.

Looking to become a Cirrus Pilot or Owner?

Bismarck Aero Center has the only Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot in North Dakota. We can help you purchase your new Cirrus Aircraft and teach you how to operate it safely.

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