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Our Pilot Advisor team is here to assist you with any questions about starting your journey to becoming a pilot. We are dedicated to making your experience exceptional.  Since 2008, we’ve been helping aspiring pilots get off the ground. Let us help you take the first step towards your aviation dreams.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you haven’t flown in a small aircraft below, we’d love to invite you to take a Discovery Flight with us! It’s a great first experience into general aviation flying and the hour of flight time is loggable towards the total number of hours you need for your Private Pilot’s license! Otherwise, if you’ve already taken a Discovery Flight or are ready to hit the ground running, we recommend students first get their FAA medical completed, enroll in an online ground school, and then contact us to get started!

We have no start or end class dates — you may begin your training anytime throughout the year!

We recommend students contact a local Aviation Medical Examiner to ensure they’re able to receive their medical before spending any money on their training. The medical examiner we use is Dr. Sidell (3920 Sunnyside Road, Edina, MN 55424). His phone number is 952-926-3002.

The ground school we recommend for the Private Pilot License is Sporty’s Learn to Fly course. This online course is self-paced and may be completed before or during one’s flight training journey.

We utilize a proprietary Inflight Matching Method™ to ensure that you match with the best possible instructor for your specific learning style and personality. We are the pioneers of this powerful tool and it helps our student success rate tremendously. If you want a head start, complete the form here.

We do not require any upfront payment for any of our programs. After each lesson is completed, your account will be billed the amount for that day’s lesson. 

Flight Training is an investment in oneself regardless of whether you wish to become a hobbyist pilot or a career-oriented pilot. We usually see students complete their Private Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating, Commercial Certificate, and Certified Flight Instructor certificate for about $53-60,000. If you don’t wish to pay out of pocket for your flight training, several sources of financing are available. Depending on the license or rating, monthly payments are usually between $150 and $400. Having the funds in place before starting will ensure a hassle-free training experience. Here are our recommendations:

We have no minimum number of required lessons you must complete in a week, month, or year. We recommend you schedule two to three flights a week to ensure consistency throughout your training.

Everyone completes their training at their own pace! Our process allows students to train as quickly or slowly as they wish to achieve their goals. 

We estimate the journey from student pilot to certified flight instructor (CFI) takes about one year if you train an average of two to three times a week. CFIs tend to earn their remaining hours towards 1,500 in about 18-24 months.

Winter weather in the midwest can make some days a challenge, but we have many students who wish to begin their training come winter! It’s all a part of learning how to fly in different environments to better prepare you for your hobby or career flying lifestyle!

You may begin your training at any age, but the minimum age for soloing an aircraft is 16 years of age and 17 years of age to earn your Private Pilot License

You don’t, but you’ll need 20/20 corrected vision and no impairments that would interfere with your ability to fly a plane for a First Class medical or 20/40 vision for a Third Class medical.

We require all new pilots who fly with us to complete an aircraft checkout form and at least one flight with an instructor to prove one’s proficiency in the aircraft. Multiple flights may be required if you are checking out a new aircraft type unfamiliar to you or it has been a while since you’ve flown.

Each certificate or rating you complete with Inflight will be conducted alongside a custom-designed syllabus we’ve built. You’ll use this syllabus as a guide, making your flight and ground training experience as organized as possible.

You’ll schedule your flights through our online scheduling platform. This platform will provide you with 24/7 access to schedule your flights at your own pace.

If you do not have proof of U.S. citizenship through either a U.S. Passport or Birth Certificate, you must complete the TSA’s FTSP program.

As a Part 61 school, we’re not approved to accept funding through the GI bill or other college funds. You may pay for your training with cash, checks, credit/debit card, an approved scholarship, or through an approved financing firm.

The best step after reviewing our website it scheduling an in person tour which can be done by clicking the button on the lower right hand of this page. 

Still have questions? Send us a message!



Inflight Pilot Training
13801 Pioneer Trail
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Phone: (952)-698-3000

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