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At Inflight it’s our passion to share the joy and freedom of flight, we’re dedicated to providing you with the best flight instruction in the entire industry. We’ve offered our services throughout the Twin Cities, in our great state of Minnesota since 2008. We are not a franchise, giant corporation, or academy – just a home grown small business who caters to people who want the best. All we do is fixed wing flight training, which allows us to be very good at what we do. Every single person that is an employee at Inflight has their pilot license – so you can trust we’ve all been there before. We’ve built a reputation on high teaching standards that include personalized flight training programs and a desire to help students succeed. We strive to bring those same standards to every student that passes through our hangar. Whether you want to learn to fly for fun, or are pursuing a career in aviation, our skilled team is excited to get you off the ground. We have basic trainers all the way to a full glass panel Cirrus SR20. Inflight is the Twin Cities Premier Cirrus Training Center, and we guarantee that you’ll have a better experience with us than you’ll have anywhere else.

Everyday is a perfect day to start flying. Ready to lift off? Get started today.

 

About Inflight

Inflight is a leading pilot training company serving Minneapolis/St. Paul and the surrounding areas. We want to spread awareness to those who’ve dreamed of flying – letting them realize their capabilities behind the control yoke.

It’s simple to invest in a pilot license. And the numerous benefits of becoming a private pilot will include new opportunities, challenges and adventures that make any cost worth it. Inflight won’t just provide you with a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and access to a group of individuals that are committed to your success now and into the future.

Beyond our excellent training program and deep roster of highly skilled certified flight instructors (CFIs), there are plenty of reasons to choose Inflight for all your pilot certification needs:

  • Highly experienced – our team has over 30,000 hours of combined flight hours and numerous master-level certifications, letting you rest easy knowing you’re in the hands of the nation’s most skilled Flight Instructors.
  • Flexible approach – we can move as quickly or as slowly as you’d like through your training program. Some students decide to take lessons in quick succession, completing the program in a month, while some choose to let some time lapse between lessons so they can break-up payments and make it work with their schedule, completing in a few months up to a year. Whatever approach you choose, we can tailor the program to meet your ideal timeline.
  • Safety conscious – our main goal is to provide a safe flying environment. Our pilots must carry high marks in safety as a prerequisite for employment at Inflight
  • Strong sense of community – when you’re a part of the Inflight team, you become like family. One of the best aspects of becoming a pilot is the community you’re immediately brought into. We’ll welcome you with open arms.

More information on the Inflight Journey.

What Makes Us Unique?

The moment you walk through our doors, you’ll notice that what makes us stand out is our culture. For us, pilot training isn’t just a hobby, it’s a way of life. Our instructors aim to develop personal relationships with their students, as they build your lesson plan around your goals as a pilot. As a pilot-owned company, we put our students at the forefront of our business: if you aren’t successful, neither are we. We also understand that each individual learns differently from the next. That’s why we offer highly tailored flight lesson and educational plans. Every single employee who works at Inflight from the owner to the mechanics who keep the aircraft safe are all FAA Licensed Pilots.

About Our Flight Instructors

Our flight instructors are carefully selected by their qualifications, track record and, just as important, their experience teaching students. With 18,000 combined flight hours, and decades of flying under our belt, our team has the expertise to make your program a rewarding one.

When you received highly specialized flight instruction that’s tailored to your individual needs, your chances of becoming licensed increase. You’re welcome to pick from the wide range of instructors that fly for us.

With our high level of knowledge, combined with our instructor improvement program, you receive peace of mind knowing that you’re being taught by the most qualified pilots in the area. Our promise is to provide you with a better flight training experience than anyone else.

The Benefits of Learning How to Fly

Learning how to fly offers some amazing benefits. Not only can it be an incredible life-altering hobby, you can even make a living out of it. Whether you want to enjoy leisure travel during retirement, remove the hassle of commercial airlines on business trips or want to become a working flight instructor, you’ll be the most popular person in town when you obtain your pilot license.

Learning how to fly is surprisingly affordable, with prices ranging from $9,000 – $12,000 for a private pilot certificate. Inflight makes it easy to set up payment plans with different financing options so you aren’t hindered in your dream of taking to the skies.

Come in and let us show you why we’re the clear choice for your training in the Twin Cities metro area.

Our Most Popular Pilot Programs

Inflight wants to provide you with positive flying experiences throughout your license training.  We’ve developed one of the most streamlined and cost effective pilot training programs available in the Midwest.

Private Pilot Program
We make getting your private pilot certificate fun and easy. Whether you’re searching for a new, exciting hobby or career path, you’ll enjoy unlimited leisure travel, whether it’s for business or personal use.

Commercial Pilot Program
Are you tired of your dull desk job? Switch it up by taking our commercial pilot program, to take your career to new heights. If you’re interested in flying commercial or charter airplanes, crop dusters or rescue planes, this is for you.

Accelerated Flight Training
Are you tired of your dull desk job? Switch it up by taking our commercial pilot program, to take your career to new heights. If you’re interested in flying commercial or charter airplanes, crop dusters or rescue planes, this is for you.

Ready to take off in your new lifestyle? Inflight is ready to help! 

Inflight will always go the extra mile to ensure that each and every student receives the highest level of customer service. We were founded by a group of pilots that are committed to spreading the joy, awareness and simplicity of obtaining your pilot license. We understand our customers because we were once in their shoes. You’ll find instructors who care, a first-class experience, and an exclusive community right here at Inflight.

Ready for takeoff? Schedule your lesson today!

 

 

Brent Hentges
Brent Hentges
16:48 15 Jun 21
I have been taking lessons here since March and the staff are as friendly and professional as they come. The culture they have built at this flight school is top notch. I was able to move as quickly as my schedule would allow and received my private license in less than 4 months. I plan on continuing training through CFI/CFII and all of that will be through Inflight. They are truly the best flight school in the area.
Reid Brown
Reid Brown
16:44 09 Jun 21
ANDREAS TESTERMAN
ANDREAS TESTERMAN
00:37 09 Jun 21
This flight school was recommended to me by a family friend and I couldn’t have been happier with my experience! Incredibly friendly service and flight instructors, they always stayed on top of communication and prepared me for my pilots license incredibly well! I would not hesitate to recommend this flight school to a friend as they are sure to have an amazing experience with an instructor that fits their needs here!
Nick Shober
Nick Shober
23:25 21 May 21
Just finished my Private Pilots License at Inflight. Colin Johnson was my main instructor. Always very accommodating to my crazy schedule. I always tell all of my clients and friends to inflight for their flight training needs!
Joshua Swisher
Joshua Swisher
12:06 19 May 21
Aaron was awesome and I had a blast!
Matt Miller
Matt Miller
21:30 18 May 21
After renting from and training at several different flight schools within and around the Twin Cities, I can say without hesitation that Inflight offers the best all around training package when it comes to reaching that first or next major aviation milestone. While not necessarily the cheapest flight school, they more than make up for it in several key areas:Certified Flight Instructions (CFIs):The CFIs at Inflight are second to none and include a wide range of personalities that make it easy to find an instructor and teaching style that optimizes how quickly you retain flight and ground school material. During my continued training at Inflight, I've worked directly with more than half a dozen flight instructors, whether it be while preparing for an upcoming checkride or simply discussing topics involving maintenance or scheduling, all of which continue to be professional, knowledgeable, and made themselves immediately available whenever I had a question or request.Aircraft and Maintenance:With a fleet size of more than twenty aircraft comprised of Cessna 152s and 172s, Piper Arrow, Beechcraft Bonanza, Cirrus SR20 and SR22s, it is easy to pick and choose which aircraft fit within your level of comfort and budget. All aircraft are well maintained and I've never felt as though my airplane would inevitably shed something important and reach critical mass shortly after takeoff. Aircraft maintenance logs are easily accessible and tracked for the rentee if there is ever any doubt during preflight. Also, Inflight is constantly upgrading and investing in their aircraft in addition to the normal routine checkups required by the FARs. I've seen far too many Part 61 flight schools attempt to simply satisfy federal regulations and offer nothing further when it comes to their rental and flight packages, so this deviation from an apparent norm continues to impress me even as I work towards a commercial certificate.Scheduling:Gone are the days of trying to get ahold of my CFI over the phone or email to simply verify or schedule a flight lesson. At the time of updating this review, Inflight uses a scheduling software known as Flight Circle, which allows a rentee/student to block off time for a given aircraft and/or CFI for ground and/or flight instruction. Block off the appropriate time for the aircraft and CFI in the designated areas and you're good to go -- both you and the CFI will receive a confirmation email, reminders, and notifications should maintenance or something else overlap with that timeslot. In addition to the aircraft, Flight Circle is constantly being updated and fine-tuned with newer additions offering reading material and progress tracking corresponding to your current certificate or rating -- one especially helpful feature that I utilize while time building is the Rideshare feature, which allows a pilot to join another pilot's booking in order to split time and rental costs.Electronic Flight Bag (EFB):Inflight provides its rentees/students with an EFB in the form of an iPad mini linked directly to the tail number of the reserved airplane. These EFBs have Garmin Pilot installed, which significantly cuts down the amount of materials required to be carried on the airplane outside of any checkride or training requirements. It is important to note that Garmin releases upcoming versions of their software to Inflight directly, often before releasing to their larger customer pipeline, meaning Inflight is often one of the first customers to receive said updates.To summarize, Inflight is definitely worth your time and investment if you're looking for a Part 61 flight school. I've found that it doesn't matter what stage you're currently at with regards to your training. They will get you to where you want to be with regards to flight currency and flight proficiency at whatever pace that you feel comfortable with doing.
Brian Rosenberg
Brian Rosenberg
15:52 18 May 21
Great place to do flight training. My instructor Drew was phenomenal.update: completed instrument training with Drew the good experience continued. Always on time and proactively sorted through any maintenance issues.
Alex Klimov
Alex Klimov
15:16 14 May 21
I took my first lesson with Inflight in late August of 2019. In the span of 20 months, I got my Private's license, Instrument rating, Commercial license, CFI and CFII.I was originally going to start flight training at a different school but I wanted to check out Inflight before diving deep into it just to be sure I was making the best choice on where to go. Right away, I noticed how professional and welcoming the school was. The coordinator spent a couple of hours going through everything with me at no charge, and it felt like Inflight was committed to presenting everything the student should know from the onset, which made getting started feel easy and assuring. I learned so much from that information session and it motivated me to want to get started as soon as possible. Inflight does a great job of giving a thorough orientation to all prospective students before they commit to anything and it's a nice way of learning about the school and what they are about to embark upon. Ultimately, I chose Inflight because I knew it was where I'd receive the best training in the metro area.In the year and a half I've done flight training, I have worked with a primary instructor as well as about 10 other instructors along the way. It's been great to have a main mentor, but being able to also make connections with many other instructors has helped me feel even more immersed into the school. All of the CFI's take their responsibility extremely seriously and in preparation for my CFI checkride, I felt over-prepared due to the thoroughness and quality of the instruction I'd received. I appreciate how Inflight has a diverse range of personalities amongst their team too so there should be a good match for any student. All of the instructors are motivated and competent but they all come from different backgrounds and everyone is respected.Regarding the fleet, Inflight has been expanding since I joined. When I started I believe there were around 15 planes but now there's 25, of five different types. I've never had an issue booking a plane and the administration and maintenance due a great job of keeping students informed on when to expect maintenance blocks or helping move things around in the case a plane must be switched. Inflight utilizes are comprehensive maintenance team who ensure the planes are safe to fly. That makes going up enjoyable and makes it easy to fly at anytime and on your own pace without stress. All of the planes are in excellent condition and while we all have our favorites, there's not a single one I wouldn't fly.Taking lessons at a part 41 school is a great way to go for many students. It allows you to go at your own pace, especially depending on your financial and time situation. You get to control when, who you fly with, and how often you have lessons. There are many instructors so finding the time is easy as you are willing. And with the costs, it's doable as is anything if it's important to you. I funded my entire training by waiting tables which proves it doesn't take opulence to become a pilot!One last thing, there are students of all ages and races. There are many students in their 50's and 60's looking to get their license, and there are also high school students, as well as everything in between. I've been able to make several goods friends through Inflight and with a few of them, we've even gone on weekend trips together, including one to Madeleine Island and Omaha. So whether you're just looking to get a license to fly for fun, career oriented, or just looking to become part of a great community, Inflight has a lot to offer and that's why I've stayed with them all the way through my training.I know I made the right decision by joining Inflight. The certifications/ratings aren't rushed and again the instructors are amongst the best in the country. This type of quality instruction gives me confidence that I'll be ready to be a great instructor myself, and that I'll have the necessary foundational skills to be a strong pilot at the airlines in a few years.
Kevin Connors
Kevin Connors
13:33 10 May 21
Zach Fronk
Zach Fronk
16:58 25 Apr 21
Hands down one of the best flight schools in the Midwest. Inflight offers a wide variety of impeccably maintained training aircraft, a friendly staff, and some of the most highly trained instructors that are able to help you achieve your flying goal whether you're a beginner or continuing with advanced training.
Paul Girard
Paul Girard
21:12 20 Apr 21
Kayla Wildes
Kayla Wildes
19:57 20 Apr 21
I completely recommend Inflight Pilot Training. I am a current student at Inflight and will be taking my PPL checkride very soon! Inflight is professional, safe, and very friendly. They prioritize their staff and students which speaks volumes to how well the company runs. The planes are well maintained. Training is organized yet customizable for the student. It's a great community to be apart of.I did have a slight hick-up at the beginning of my flight training and switched to a different instructor. Inflight made sure my experience and transition was smooth. Inflight has amazing instructors all around but like other comments suggest, be sure you find someone that teaches in a way you learn. Nothing wrong with finding a good fit for yourself. Shout out to Ambyr! She is AMAZING!I love flying out of FCM. It really makes you feel confident having exposure to a busy class D airport early on. It becomes normal for you. Practice areas and smaller airports are nearby though.EDIT 4/20/2021: Inflight has just launched a new instructor matching program! This is going to be a great new tool to help match students and instructors that will work best together how cool.Also, I just passed my private checkride and instrument rating checkride since I posted this review. Each ride I took with different DPEs and each were very impressed. Instruments in the airplanes are great for training. I choose to learn both the 430 and 650, but focused on the 650 at the end of my training for the checkride. I have to say this is thanks to the thorough prep from inflight. Their training is way above average!
Kyle Rickert
Kyle Rickert
14:35 20 Apr 21
Inflight is a 5-star place to train. The instructors are fantastic, the staff goes far above and beyond to help you in any way they can and it is such a friendly and welcoming place to be. I was completely new to aviation upon arrival and they made the process so simple, easy and transparent that I would 10/10 do it over again and I 100% recommend Inflight to anyone considering pilot training!
Mark Maes
Mark Maes
23:35 19 Apr 21
Finished my pilot training with Inflight recently . From beginning to the end it was truly a great experience! The staff is knowledgeable and professional and the training is great. The planes are well taken care of and I always felt safe. The scheduling system is easy to use and it’s nice you can basically go at your own pace. Highly recommend Inflight!
Aidan Bucki
Aidan Bucki
16:02 08 Apr 21
I have been flying with Inflight for a while now, and I am very satisfied with both the training I have received, and the access to planes for personal rentals. Fairly easy online scheduling for flights makes it very easy, and the vast majority of the time there are enough planes to get in the air on the day you want. Even just for renting to fly on your own, lnflight is a great place to rent from, and the staff and instructors are great people to work with if you do decide to get more training.
Samantha La Due
Samantha La Due
02:33 06 Apr 21
Daniel Parker
Daniel Parker
18:15 15 Mar 21
Inflight Pilot Training is simply the best place to start your pilot training or continuous pilot education. The instructors are flexible and provide comprehensive explanations to any knowledge topics or practical flight maneuvers you might be having a hard time with as you prepare for checkrides. Inflight is constantly in communication with a few DPEs in the area so scheduling is quick and easy. The facilities and aircraft are constantly getting upgraded, maintenance is always on top of everything, you truly feel safe flying these airplanes!
Jim Myrah
Jim Myrah
23:10 20 Feb 21
I had a great time with my discovery flight. Ready to get into official training.
DJ Damberger
DJ Damberger
14:38 05 Feb 21
Several knowledgeable, caring, and positive minded flight instructors. Inflight has several great training airplanes that they continue to upgrade. Their in-house maintenance team is second to none. I highly recommend them. I started (with zero training) in September '20 and completed my checkride in January '21.
Skylars _7
Skylars _7
17:03 25 Jan 21
Been doing my private with Inflight Training Pilot since Oct 1st.I’m so thankful to them they helped me achieving my goal so quick with the best quality of training. Instructors are so cool even if you want some answers regarding of the training or anything else they all are happy to assist you. Planning to continue my Instrument rating with them.Thanks inflight training pilot.Jarrah,
Collin Graves
Collin Graves
18:46 07 Jan 21
This organization is #1 in the Twin Cities for good reason. The staff is friendly, the training is curriculum-based and well-designed, and the rates are competitive. I tell everyone I know to check out Inflight. A+.
Derrick Nelson
Derrick Nelson
19:40 06 Jan 21
Inflight Pilot Training is AWESOME!! I would highly recommend Inflight to anyone who wants to learn to fly, continue their training, obtain a new certificate, or rent an airplane. I started training for my PPL during the summer. From knowing almost nothing about flying during my Discovery Flight to passing my Checkride exam and becoming a certified pilot, they are there to support your dreams. The atmosphere around the office is wonderful. They make sure you feel welcome during every visit. Their entire staff is always willing to stop and answer any questions, provide useful tips, or just chat about aviation. I plan to continue flying and learning with Inflight!
Franz Davis
Franz Davis
19:18 05 Jan 21
My wife and I have greatly enjoyed our experience with InFlight. We are both about to take our check rides and feel very confident going into this final phase. Our instructors have been fantastic - they are great pilots and just fun people to be around. We have also had a great experience with their maintenance facility for the annual inspection on our plan. Overall, InFlight as an organization has been great and we cant say enough good things about them!
Matt Dieringer
Matt Dieringer
14:10 05 Jan 21
Inflight training provides exceptional customer service. Everyone there is willing to help and go the extra mile to make your experience a pleasant one.
A L
A L
03:13 03 Jan 21
Had an awesome experience here. Colin J was a great instructor for the discovery flight my husband and I did. He made it really simple to learn while making sure the experience itself is enjoyable. Highly recommend.
Yusuf Yusuf
Yusuf Yusuf
22:41 29 Dec 20
Inflight is a great school for any student pursuing a career in aviation. Excellent schooling program at competitive club pricing. I currently fly with Mark Paterson. He is an amazing and enthusiastic flight instructor with empathetic skills along with great energy every time. Mark is great at listening and communicating with with me. He is also a great teacher and very helpful all around. Thanks Mark! Keep up the consistency and your helpfulness. I’m looking forward to finishing with flying colors at Inflight.- YY
Serge
Serge
14:34 27 Dec 20
Went here to make a surprise flight over Minneapolis for my wife's birthday. The staff all quickly understood that she was blindfolded and that it was a surprise. Special thanks to Mark! Great guy as well as a big professional in flying! We had great time and great talks! Easy going and very polite man! Thank you Mark for letting me fly the plane and teaching me a few things about flying! Especially very cool how the guages work and the way you steer and control the plane. Great experience! Definitely 10/10!
Rod Clarkson
Rod Clarkson
14:58 21 Dec 20
Inflight Pilot Training school has been a great experience. The staff is friendly, professional, and very knowledgeable.
Kayla Landaeta
Kayla Landaeta
02:08 17 Dec 20
A the beginning of May, my curiosity got the best of me, and I scheduled a discovery flight at Inflight Pilot Training. I had been toying around with the idea of flight training, but really wasn't sure if it would be worth the investment.My first flight, I had the time of my life. My instructor was fun, snapped a few pictures of me, and gave me my first lesson behind the yolk. I came down giddy, and within a week was back signing on as a new student.I had looked at a couple other flight schools, but what really convinced me about Inflight was how upfront they were about costs and expectations, while really showing a sense of compassion for their students and passion for not just aviation - but creating new pilots.While many of the flight instructors have goals of airlines someday, at no point have I felt like I was just being used to build their hours. I have worked with multiple CFIs during my training, seeing how concepts can be explained differently, seeing different points of view for how to handle challenging situation. Having a big team of extremely capable CFIs, along with a large fleet of planes to train in, has meant that my training has had very minimal delays due to instructor availability or aircraft availability. There is always some option available if I want to get some training in!I have my private checkride scheduled next month, and intend to stick with Inflight as I work my way up to being a CFI. Their passion and desire to be the best is something that sticks with their students, and I intend to keep living up to the Inflight standard!
Julian Holmes
Julian Holmes
17:29 10 Dec 20
Noah Tedlund
Noah Tedlund
19:36 08 Dec 20
Very professional atmosphere. Even with how busy they’ve become they are still able to make you feel like you matter and are a priority. Very well maintained equipment and good people. Would definitely recommend.
Adam Smith
Adam Smith
00:29 08 Dec 20
Inflight is the real deal! I completed my private pilot license with Inflight and currently rent planes from them. From the first day I walked into Inflight, I was impressed by their commitment to excellence. From scheduling a plane to learning from one of their CFIs to their mechanic staff, Inflight takes the business of a flight school seriously and does not cut corners. I always knew exactly what to expect as a student pilot when learning from Ian and a couple of other Inflight CFIs. It only happened to me once, but I had a minor mechanical question with one of the plane’s I was renting. Through that experience, I am confident Inflight takes maintenance seriously. If something seems unusual with a plane, they will pull it until a mechanic takes a look. Over the years, Inflight keeps improving and growing. With additional planes and instructors, there is even more flexibility today and they still have that same focus on excellence. If you are looking for a convenient place to rent planes or a great flight school with instructors who know how to teach, I highly recommend checking out Inflight!
naresh batchu
naresh batchu
22:38 07 Dec 20
I started with a discovery flight and then signed up for the private pilot lessons straightaway because of the great experience I had. Mark, my instructor, has been great and I really appreciate the flexibility I have to learn at my own pace. Due to work obligations, I'm only able to fly on the weekends and the fact that inflight has a lot of planes makes scheduling possible even with a narrow window. I would recommend anyone looking to start pilot training to begin with the discovery flight and sign up with inflight. I have had a great experience and I'm sure you will as well.
Walter Boyd
Walter Boyd
17:51 05 Dec 20
InFlight provides an outstanding flight-training experience! Aircraft and facilities are very well maintained, scheduling is straightforward, and instructors are top-notch professionals that express deep passion for their craft. Anyone considering flight school in the Twin Cities area need look no further.
Mark Maes
Mark Maes
04:30 04 Dec 20
Started with Inflight in August and couldn’t be happier! Super awesome program with great instructors. The planes feel very safe and they do a great job staying on top of maintenance. Ask for Ben Randell as an instructor, he’s a super cool cat.
Parker Foss
Parker Foss
16:44 03 Dec 20
I received my private pilot's license from Inflight. I started at a different flight training school but due to a career relocation I needed to find a flight training program in Minneapolis. I was able to pick up right were I left off when I joined Inflight. They have the supplies, planes and instructors to help you succeed. You can even take your written test next door and take the check ride on site. Knowledgeable and fun staff. Update: Since completing my PPL in 2017, I have gone on to receive my Instrument training and have been able to fly all over the Midwest. I will look to Inflight to continue my training as a Commercial pilot!
ERin O'Connell
ERin O'Connell
16:53 02 Dec 20
I got my private pilots license with inflight and have continued with my instrument, commercial and cfi training with them. The staff, instructors and maintenance personnel are amazing. They are professional, responsive and willing to answer any questions you may have. The facilities are very nice and with covid their cleaning and guidelines make me feel very comfortable.
Don Schulz
Don Schulz
12:50 02 Dec 20
Great experience with my instructor as well as the entire InFlight staff. I am developing the confidence as well as the muscle memory with learning to fly. I highly recommend InFlight Training for anyone wanting to learn how to fly with support and confidence. Thank you InFlight and Dan my instructor!
Peter Santovi
Peter Santovi
02:08 02 Dec 20
I recently earned my private pilot license after receiving training at Inflight Pilot Training. I was reluctant to call at first because of my own reservations, but once I took that first step, I never looked back. The first phone call was great. The woman I spoke with was very informative and helped me get the process started. I had a session with my CFI, Drew scheduled and was instructed on what to expect and what was expected of me. The first session with my CFI was introductory to find out where to start with my training. I had previous fly time and my written exam was done but I needed to work on a few more things. After my first flight, we worked out a plan to get me ready for my check ride. The lessons with my CFI were very effective and he took advantage of every moment to teach me new things. He took the time to answer all my questions and made sure I was comfortable before moving on. As I progressed, he empowered me to make the hard decisions and offered help if he noticed me struggle too much. This was very helpful for me because I would tend to avoid challenging things if possible. When I made mistakes, he was sure to use them as a learning moment and explain exactly what happened. He also gave me clear direction for passing the oral portion of the check ride. We had several ground lessons which helped me prepare. I can honestly say that my CFI was passionate about helping me achieve my goals. He is very knowledgeable about all things aviation and whenever I had a question, he always knew the answer. I had limited interaction with the other CFI's but everyone at Inflight was very friendly, helpful and encouraging to me. I really enjoyed the whole experience from start to finish. Their airplanes were always clean and maintained very well and they have a lot of planes in their fleet. They use an online schedule so you can book your own training sessions and rent the planes at your convenience. I felt like the cost was very reasonable for all the training I received. If you become a club member you can save a lot of money through the process. I would definitely recommend you check them out. Inflight Pilot Training is such a great community of support. Now I can enjoy the benefits of flying with my family!
Khuzaima Shahid
Khuzaima Shahid
07:22 01 Dec 20
I have just started my PPL training and all the staff at Inflight are very friendly and professional. Nevertheless, the aircrafts are well maintained and has astounding maintenance records. Keeping in mind with the pandemic, aircrafts and facilities are sanitized throughout. Looking forward to complete my entire training here and can't wait to become an airline pilot!
April Davis
April Davis
19:39 30 Nov 20
Great school and the best Instructors. Did my Cirrus training here and loved it. They’re extremely professional and great at what they do.
Wesley Glowitz
Wesley Glowitz
19:33 30 Nov 20
I earned my private pilot certificate with Inflight and I couldn't have had a better experience from start to finish. There are a ton of experienced instructors, with a vast amount of knowledge, there to help you become a pilot on your own timeline. Also having the choice between the 152 or the 172 is great if you are trying to earn certificates on a budget (most of the airplanes have digital avionics or are being updated to digital). On top of that, they have other airplanes if you are looking to get your Complex, TAA or High Performance endorsements. I look forward to continuing onto my instrument rating with Inflight and I hope that this review steers you in the right direction!
Daniel Parker
Daniel Parker
19:30 30 Nov 20
What a great community and flight school! I have now completed two certificates here and intend on continuing through to my CFII.Quality instruction, ground and in-flight. The instructors care about the student's individual success and goals, and tailor their approach accordingly.The front desk staff is always very welcoming and provides prompt responses to communication!I highly recommend Inflight Pilot Training!
June Andrew Rabin
June Andrew Rabin
17:24 25 Nov 20
I started just taking the Discovery Flight at Inflight Pilot Training and true to their words, I got a full hour flying time and a 30 min ground lesson compared to other Flight Training provider where they just give you an hour for both Flight and Ground lesson.After the discovery flight I just can't help myself but to keep flying more so I enrolled in their program and currently trying to get my Private Pilot License soon.All I can say is the training is excellent as I was able to understand the basics from the ground up and the ambiance of the training school is very much welcoming.Lastly, aside from the very professional and knowledgeable instructors at inflight, I get to enjoy some treats after my flight training with Sweet Martha's cookies! 🙂
Sheng Han Chou
Sheng Han Chou
15:56 25 Nov 20
Highly recommend. Facilities are well maintained. System is convenient and easy to schedule. Instructors are not just teaching skill. They are a young team open to questions and challenges. Pay attention on setup student pilot correct mindset and routine. Make you not just a pilot, but a good pilot. A great flight school to start to be an aviator.
Megha Muire
Megha Muire
12:07 25 Nov 20
Top-notch instructors, planes and environment. With proper precautions and practices in place, flying at Inflight has been safe during the pandemic. Inflight also has a solid community of like-minded aviation enthusiasts to talk, learn and grow alongside with! Highly recommend.
Jordan Kunz
Jordan Kunz
00:58 25 Nov 20
I would consider Inflight an excellent flight school. I started my flight training about 4 months ago and it has been such a fun and exciting process. My flight instructor Mark is great and have heard nothing but good things about the rest of the crew here at Inflight. They keep a clean organized and safe facility. The have lots of training aircraft and are always looking to add to their fleet with an increase in demand. When I get into one of their airplanes I know I can trust it. It's an honest business with transparency never have I been charged for something I didn't want or didn't need. Also all the payments are easy to track online to stay organized. I recommend anyone that is interested in aviation to look around before deciding on what school fits you best, but I would definitely consider going to Inflight.
Kip Moen
Kip Moen
23:57 24 Nov 20
Inflight just does EVERYTHING the right way for flight instruction. Best service, broadest fleet, most experienced instructors, modern scheduling & a convenient location at KFCM. I waited 25 years to get my license and was referred to Inflight by a trusted buddy who is now IFR rated. My CFI Jeremy Olsen has 3500+ hours - his experience & nuanced understanding of how to teach to unwavering safety standards is impeccable. I have flown quality Cessna 172s, transitioned to a Cirrus SR-20 and when done with my VFR training will be rated on both - with plans to get my IFR. The Inflight community is 1st class & just the right feel. Total no brainer for aspiring aviation career oriented or a pilot “dad” like me with a job/family who just loves to fly.
Graham Ellis
Graham Ellis
21:39 24 Nov 20
Overall a very fun experience flying at Inflight. Instructors are very helpful but at the same time make sure you are having a good time while flying and the planes are always clean and in very good shape.
Mohamed Wayso
Mohamed Wayso
20:38 24 Nov 20
love this flight school, the people here are great and very outgoing. The flight instructors are also great and very kind. Attending inflight was the best thing that happened in 2020 (what a year).
jonathan jaka
jonathan jaka
20:25 24 Nov 20
I receive training at Inflight for my private pilot. I spent a lot of time researching flight schools. No regrets with my choice.
Luke Sheehan
Luke Sheehan
20:17 24 Nov 20
Inflight is an excellent place to learn about all things flying. Whether you are a complete beginner with some curiosity or a frequent flyer looking to go commercial, Inflight is there for you.When I first began my journey with inflight, it surprised me how easy signing up for the discovery flight and starting my lessons were. For me personally, their quick response time was very reassuring that I was doing the right thing.It also surprised me that each lesson had a mix of education and actual flying. I flew a plane in the first lesson! With the help of the instructor of course. I never thought it would be so simple and fun to get into flying.I am very happy with each lesson I receive from Inflight and the lifelong memories I will gain from them.
Mike Bouma
Mike Bouma
20:12 24 Nov 20
I've been training with the Inflight team for a little over a year now and have no regrets! They have been nothing but professional the whole time. The team at Inflight definitely values safety (which is EXTREMELY important when it comes to flying) and have tons of experience working with people with all experience levels. If you are thinking about getting into flying, I'd highly recommend this crew!
Bilal Shalash
Bilal Shalash
20:03 24 Nov 20
My instructor Tim is extremely helpful, knowledgeable and consistent in his messaging. Everyone else I've come into contact with at Flying Cloud Airport and Inflight Pilot Training are very kind and organized. It's a well-run operation and I feel fortunate to have found this flight school to have done a Discovery Flight and now being my Private Pilot License.
Alex Wade
Alex Wade
18:16 18 Nov 20
Earned my instrument rating with Inflight and found the staff and instructors to be qualified and genuinely interested in their students’ success. Inflight makes good use of technology in their planes and systems with iPads, Garmin Pilot, GPS, a BATD simulator, electronic airplane logs, etc. They also foster a sense of community among students and instructors, which is appreciated.Added a Commercial Certificate recently with Inflight. My instructor was very helpful and flexible as well. Inflight continues to make improvements, adding well-equipped planes and expanding their facilities, trying to make the flight experience as easy and enjoyable as possible.Added Flight Instructor Certificate with Inflight. The process required dedication and concentrated effort since the material is so comprehensive, but Inflight helped considerably. The range of experiences among the instructors and their teamwork provided invaluable instruction and support.
Andrew Schmidt
Andrew Schmidt
19:39 04 Nov 20
Learning to fly at Inflight was a dream come true. The flight instructors are top-notch and the facilities are great. The planes are very well maintained and they take safety very seriously. One of my favorite parts of training at Infight was the flexibility of scheduling both ground in fight lessons online. If you are looking to get you pilots license, look no further!
Jennifer Carlson
Jennifer Carlson
22:08 31 Oct 20
Megan Feltes
Megan Feltes
01:07 06 Oct 20
Inflight Pilot Training is a wonderful flight school! I received my private pilot’s license here, and it was a great experience. The CFIs are all really great at what they do. I did not have any prior flying experience, but it didn’t take long to feel very comfortable at Inflight Pilot Training. I definitely recommend this flight school, and I am excited to continue my instrument training here in the near future.
James Sommer
James Sommer
22:46 29 Sep 20
I just completed my private pilot checkride after training with Inflight and I had a great experience. My instructor did a thorough job of preparing me for the practical test.I appreciate that Inflight has a good sized (and ever-expanding) fleet of 2-seat Cessna 152 airplanes that are well-equipped and well-maintained. Being able to rent a smaller plane for my private pilot training helped keep costs more reasonable.
Maxim Bauchet
Maxim Bauchet
02:34 19 Sep 20
I started my training here at Inflight a little bit ago and it has been a wonderful experience! The instructors are all so professional as well as friendly. They do a great job with teaching you what you need to know as well as maintaining the planes. Inflight is an extremely organized training program as well. Thanks to them have recently received my private pilots license! I am so glad I chose them to do my training. It has been an experience like no other!
317 Christ Ujala Kerketta
317 Christ Ujala Kerketta
18:08 09 Sep 20
ANNA LAYNE
ANNA LAYNE
04:00 08 Sep 20
Flight instructors are very knowledgable and flexible in scheduling. There are planes readily available and in very good condition. It is a great place to learn because of the traffic from MSP as well as the other nearby airports. Overall, I was very happy with the training I have received from inflight!
Carolyn Melnichuk
Carolyn Melnichuk
19:52 02 Sep 20
Magnus Weiman
Magnus Weiman
21:09 31 Aug 20
My backgrond as a student is somewhat unusual as I did my initial flight training in Sweden 30-40 years ago where I did private, instrument, commercial and multi engine. When I moved to the US in 2001, I did get a FAA private license based on my Swedish CPL. Three years ago I decided to pursue a “real” FAA license which meant taking all the exams and tests required for a pilot who have never seen a aircraft before. I did some web research and quickly concluded that Inflight looked like a great first flight school to check out. After my first lesson with Jeremy Olsen, it was an easy decision to stay with Inflight for all my flight training. I have finished private, instrument and commercial over a period of three years and it’s been a great experience from every aspect. Instructors are well trained, have a professional attitude and all five instructors I have had the pleasure to fly with, have been very friendly and helpful. The school is also well run and all aircraft are maintained and equipped to a high standard. I used five different flight schools in Sweden for different phases of my training. They were all good in various ways but none of them provided the overall quality of training that I have experienced during my three years at InflightI also found Flying Cloud to be an ideal airport for flight training. It’s big enough that you get the big airport experience of complex taxiways with many crossings over the three runways while at the same time, the volume of traffic is low enough that you don’t have congestion in the pattern, at least not all the time. At times when Flying Cloud is busy, there are several smaller airports with little or no traffic within 10-20 minutes flight.Another very positive experience is that the level of service and friendliness provided by Elliott Aviation, the FBO that host Inflight. The Elliott crew is always there to help quickly with fuel and other practical needs.If you are looking for a well run flight school in the Twin Cities area, Inflight will not disappoint you. It might not be your cheapest option but just looking at hourly costs for flight training can often be misleading. With high quality training, most people need less hours to reach their goal.The final positive thing I want to mention about inflight is their IT maturity level. The web based system for scheduling aircraft and instructors is great. It is super convenient to be able to browse the online calendar and quickly schedule or change your lessons. No more time consuming phone calls or emails to find time for your lessons. Also, all aircraft are equipped with an electronic flight bag in form of an iPad. This means no more carrying around a heavy pilot bag filled with books, manuals, maps and other documentation. This is all available with a few clicks on the iPad. You can even use it to see not only exactly where you are but also where other aircraft in the area are as well as weather information.
Tom Hornsby
Tom Hornsby
18:56 21 Aug 20
Great location at a not too busy (but has its moments) towered airport. Great to learn at as you’re right at the edge of the busy MSP airspace but also have the wide open countryside to fly over on quieter days. The staff is helpful and takes great enjoyment in getting people up in the air. Lots of airplanes to rent but during the summer it’s hard to get one last minute as they are very busy. If you have flexibility it isn’t a problem! I did all of my training for my private pilots and look forward to doing my instrument ratings with Inflight!
Ellie Hohensee
Ellie Hohensee
15:09 17 Aug 20
Travis Michaels
Travis Michaels
19:39 05 Aug 20
I rent with a few different flight schools around the country, and Inflight has been the best so far. Their staff and CFIs are quick to respond to inquiries, very easy to work with, and knowledgeable to top it all off. They have a large selection of well-maintained rental aircraft that fits my needs perfectly as a casual renter.
Max Bonello
Max Bonello
02:21 05 Aug 20
An awesome experience all around. All the instructors I've worked with a fantastic, super knowledgeable and fun. Good variety of both aircraft and avionics makes for a well rounded training experience, and you can save money flying in the 152s. Also getting sweet martha's cookies at each flight doesn't hurt either. I've worked with another local flight school previously and definitely prefer Inflight.
Max Brunner
Max Brunner
22:33 04 Aug 20
I just finished up my Instrument Rating here and couldn't be happier! The instructors were happy to work at my pace (flying with me 4 to 5 times per week) and always came prepared with something to work on. They're very knowledgable and incredibly professional. Many of the instructors are working towards the airlines, and the students are met with the same level of professionalism. Additionally, they have a huge fleet and a full time maintenance staff so they planes are always in great shape and are constantly being inspected. I'd recommend Inflight Pilot Training to anyone.
Todd Neuman
Todd Neuman
19:24 04 Aug 20
All of the instructors I worked with were great! There airplanes are well maintained and clean.
Andrew Gerasch
Andrew Gerasch
17:51 31 Jul 20
Great experience at Inflight! I worked with Tim for my PPL and nothing but good things to say. Great instructors and well maintained aircrafts. Excited to move forward with my training at Inflight.
Bill Hanson
Bill Hanson
03:31 21 Jul 20
As a long time student pilot, training with several different organizations, I can easily say Inflight was by far the best. They are very professional. My instructor was very knowledgeable and professional. He focused on safety as a top priority. I would highly recommend them if you are looking to enjoy the wonderful world of flying
Andreas P
Andreas P
14:18 18 Jul 20
Great flight school and aircraft rental. Instructors are professional, dedicated and enthusiastic. Airplanes are well maintained and equipped. Completed my commercial and flight instructor ratings with them.
Chris Helvick
Chris Helvick
19:05 14 Jul 20
Inflight is by far and away the best flight school out there. The tools they have available are fantastic and the planes are always in such a clean and working condition. The staff is friendly and always professional. They really care about you and your training. They also clearly love aviation, flight training is always expensive but they were awesome helping me find ways to save a few bucks here and there, which is greatly appreciated. They do a fantastic job of teaching the fundamentals and also showing how to use the innovative technology to make being a pilot more fun and enjoyable. I will be coming back for my IFR training and to continue my training passed that! You guys rock!!
Aamir Bashir
Aamir Bashir
20:42 04 Jul 20
Great facility and great instructors.
Drake Willis
Drake Willis
18:17 29 Jun 20
Very professional crew, got my training done in a timely matter with zero wasted time! Will be here a while!
Daniel Parker
Daniel Parker
17:06 29 Jun 20
Inflight is the place to be! We were referred after having an an issue transferring a certificate with the Seattle FSDO and they were extremely helpful in getting everything set up to ensure I met the requirements to fly the PPL CheckRide. Aircraft are clean and maintained in excellent condition with care, we feel safe renting to utilize the benefits of the certificate earned. Awesome instructors that take the time to teach at your pace and don’t simply disappear without notice once they get an airline offer. IWe strongly recommend Inflight Pilot Training and their ever expanding fleet of modern avionic-equipped aircraft!
Shea Kieren
Shea Kieren
22:33 24 Jun 20
I've been training with Inflight for the last few years, the best decision I could have made. Everyone is very welcoming and encouraging! They want to see you succeed and will go above and beyond to make sure you do! Planes are always well maintained and in great condition. I highly recommend this flight school and plan to continue my training with them!
Michael Mayer
Michael Mayer
02:20 21 Jun 20
Friendly staff and great first experience!
Alina Akimov
Alina Akimov
11:40 17 Jun 20
Awesome experience during the discovery flight! Wonderful staff, especially Ben. We will be back and can’t wait to recommend to friends!
Joe Rorke
Joe Rorke
02:50 31 May 20
I recently fulfilled a bucket list item of attaining my Private Pilot License and did all my flight training through Inflight. I worked with a few of their CFI's (Ambyr and Ben) due to my scheduling restrictions and they coordinated my training behind the scenes for me throughout the process.I found them both to be passionate, patient and personable. Their directions and coaching throughout my training provided me with the confidence to tackle flying. You don't want someone who will just teach you how to pass the tests. You want instructors to convey reasons behind the habits they are helping you to develop. These CFI's did this on each and every lesson I had with them.The last intangible that they offered me was their genuine care and concern in my attaining this goal. Having them cheer me on through the process helped me keep pushing through the difficult times.The 172's I flew weren't new but they were always maintained and have been upgraded along the way. And they also offer a few Cirrus aircraft that I anticipate building currency in.Another facet to choosing Inflight is that they operate out of Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM). This is a busy tower controlled airport and learning to work in both the D airspace along with the controllers just adds to my confidence in flying with both air and ground traffic.From the ground and into the air, this was a great way to learn. Thanks Inflight.
David Jedynak
David Jedynak
20:28 28 May 20
I had an amazing discovery flight with Instructor Mark Paterson!
Jeff Hungerford
Jeff Hungerford
13:52 28 May 20
Ava Lusty
Ava Lusty
02:03 21 May 20
I did the majority of my flight training there to get my private and I had a great experience! All the planes are well taken care of, scheduling is simple to understand, and all of the instructors I used were very professional and never wasted my time or money unlike other schools. Flying cloud has to be one of the best airports to train out of and if you’re looking to get your private, instrument, or any other ratings or certificates I would highly recommend you check it out!
Charity McKusick
Charity McKusick
03:30 18 May 20
If you’re looking for a place to begin (or continue) learning how to fly, Inflight is the right place to stop (looking). You’ll find qualities you’re probably hoping for: well maintained aircraft and enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and safety-conscious CFIs. What might surprise you is how inviting and fun this community is. Once I got involved at Inflight, from my very first email to my discovery flight and beyond, I felt a growing sense of belonging that I wasn’t expecting. This is a community of people (instructors and even other students) who are committed to seeing you thrive and succeed at your pace of learning and on your schedule, whether that’s blazing fast or slow and steady. In addition, Flying Cloud Airport is a great place to learn. See you here!
Thaddeus Hogan
Thaddeus Hogan
18:40 13 May 20
I have had the pleasure of training with Matt at InFlight for the past three months and just earned my PPL! InFlight has a nice selection of aircraft in good condition. The aircraft inventory is well matched to the rental demand, I have had little trouble keeping a lesson pace of 3 - 5 times a week. Matt made very optimal use of our time and I was surprised by nothing by time I got to the checkride. We also spent a bit of extra time working on more challenging conditions, and when I flew my first passenger I felt very confident in my ability to provide a safe and comfortable flight experience. I had a great time with my PPL and am looking forward to adding my instrument rating with InFlight in the future!
Jared Niebuhr
Jared Niebuhr
20:46 19 Apr 20
I just completed my Private Pilot training at Inflight. What a great experience! I was looking at different flight schools and was between two local ones. I went with Inflight because of others experiences there and am glad I did. The instructors are all very knowledgeable, friendly, safety oriented and great to work with. They also use the latest technology in their aircraft, keep them very clean and well maintained. I’m looking forward to continuing my training.
David Brindle
David Brindle
19:48 18 Apr 20
Inflight is great!! I just finished my private pilot license with them and the experience was great. I have learned so much in my time there. The instructors and everyone I have met are all wonderful. The selection and quality of aircraft was great as well. I would highly recommend Inflight Pilot Training if you are looking to pursue aviation. I'm looking forward to continuing my training with them.
David Nelson
David Nelson
01:20 18 Apr 20
Inflight pilot training was a great experience. The staff are friendly, professional and experienced. The aircraft have updated avionics and are well maintained. Special shoutout to instructors Ayo, John, Sara and Tj for helping me reach my goal of pilot. Thanks to all the staff for sharing your knowledge.
Aaron Hudson
Aaron Hudson
22:47 16 Apr 20
I have been a loyal customer of Inflights for the past year and a half, I have worked with them to get both my Instrument and Commercial ratings and plan to continue through CFI. Inflights staff, planes and facilities are all top notch and I would highly recommend them above any other flight school in the area.
Kevin Walker
Kevin Walker
21:35 13 Apr 20
I recently passed my private pilot checkride with Inflight and couldn’t be more pleased with my choice to train here. Everyone at Inflight does a great job and cares about your progress and I plan to continue training here for further ratings. The things I particularly liked were:The instructors. Every lesson my instructor knew where we were in training, had a plan for that days training which we briefed before the flight. They took notes during the flight and debriefed from those notes after the flight.The aircraft are in great shape, have modern upgrades, and their maintenance is taken seriously.The pricing is competitive, but most importantly, I think, is that you get great value for your money.If you are looking into flight training, Inflight should be first on your list.
Kevin Walker
Kevin Walker
21:23 13 Apr 20
I recently passed my private pilot checkride with Inflight and couldn’t be more pleased with my choice of flight training here, and plan to continue training here for further ratings. Everyone at Inflight does a great job and cares about your progress. Specifically, the things I particularly liked were:The instructors. Every lesson my instructor knew where we were in training, had a plan for today’s flight which we briefed before the flight, took notes during the flight, and then debriefed after the flight.The aircraft are in great shape, have modern upgrades, and maintenance is taken seriously.The pricing is competitive, but most importantly, I think, is that you get great value for your money.If you are looking into flight training, Inflight should be first on your list.
Suhaib
Suhaib
03:45 26 Mar 20
great place great instructors ! premium service !
Adam Ellis
Adam Ellis
13:32 16 Mar 20
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CAMBRIGDE INSTITUTE TANZANIA
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Omar KHODARY
Omar KHODARY
07:34 07 Mar 20
Zachary Froman
Zachary Froman
01:23 05 Mar 20
This is an amazing flight school. I recently received my Instrument rating and could not be more satisfied with the service they provide to their students. Most importantly, the planes are well taken care of.