Learn to soar with Kalitta Charters! With years of experience and a focus on quality of instruction, Kalitta Training looks to build your flight training around your goals and your timeline.

Quality Instruction

Kalitta Training flight school main focus is providing quality instruction! Our priority is to help you reach your goals however we can.

Diverse Fleet

We currently have a Cessna 150 and a Cessna 172 for our primary trainers. We also have a Baron 58 for those working on more advanced multi-engine ratings.

Safety

Our maintenance team is a large group of highly trained mechanics who have worked on everything from small Cessnas to large airliners. Keeping our aircraft in great working shape it their top priority!

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    Certificates Offered

    We love flying! And we want to help people find their love for flying. Whether you’re interested in just going up to check it out, or you want to pursue a career in aviation, we want to help you figure out how flying can become part of your life.

    A private pilot is someone who gets to know the freedom of flying.  These pilots have the training and knowledge to take many different types of trips.  From trips for pleasure with friends and family, to scenic local flights, to just going up to work on piloting skills, a private pilot has the skills to enjoy aviation in a number of different ways.

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    An instrument rating will teach you to fly based on the information seen on the instrument panel! It will give you the freedom to fly even when the clouds are low, or visibility is restricted.

    A Commercial certificate is the last step before you are able to work as a pilot! It’s often viewed as one of the easier licenses because it’s a fun opportunity to learn how to safely “throw the airplane around”

    A huge step towards working as a pilot, your multi-engine commercial add-on teaches you how to safely fly a twin airplane. It opens the door on future employment opportunities.

    We teach flight instructors, instrument flight instructors, and multi-engine instructors to be the best instructors they can be. Typically, becoming a flight instructor is a pilot’s first job in the industry, it helps them better understand every aspect of aviation, while building their hours.

    We are a part 61 flight school (explained below) that is here to provide training to those looking to fly. Kalitta Training is owned by Kalitta Charters, which allows us to use the same facilities and mechanics without having to build all of that up ourselves, which gives us an ability to work in, and easily emulate, an airline atmosphere and culture as soon as your training begins. Since we already have a  supply of knowledgeable employees and the infrastructure to house our training aircraft, we get to pass our savings on to you!
    There are two main types of flight schools, being a Part 61 flight school means that we train people under Part 61 of the FAA regulations. These rules pertain to the issuing of certificates for pilots, flight instructors, and ground instructors. A Part 61 program has the flexibility to meet the needs of any student that comes in for training. The training timeline can be altered to the abilities and desires of the student.

    The other option is Part 141, which is generally associated with college programs – places like Embry Riddle, Purdue, or Western Michigan University. For someone looking to earn a degree in Aviation, this can be a good route to go. They can be very structured and offer some hour requirement reductions for the ATP rating.

    It’s hard to give an exact answer to that, because it varies so much student to student. The legal requirements are for you to have 40 hours of flight time (a minimum cost of $3,600), with 20 hours of flight training with an instructor (a minimum of $900). However, the average flight time for a student pilot is 65-70 hours ($6,200) with more flight instruction than the legal minimums.

    Ultimately, the cost goes down when the student dedicates more of their time and energy to their training. When long breaks or other interruptions in training occur, more review may be needed which will lead to an increase in total price over time.

    We currently have a 1976 Cessna 150M and a 1975 Cessna 172M for our primary trainers. We also have a Baron 58 for those working on more advanced multi-engine ratings.
    Not at all! We always say the hardest part of flying is making it look hard. That’s not to say you won’t have to put effort in, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll see just how easy it is!
    We take non-citizens! You’ll have to get approved by the TSA before we can do anything past an introductory flight, but we are happy to do what we can to help you with that!
    Rates
    Cessna 150 N704CG
    $
    89
    /hr
    Cessna 172 N9176H
    $
    135
    /hr
    Baron 58 N581CK
    $
    350
    /hr
    Instruction
    + $
    45
    /hr

    Student Resources

    Student Access If you’re already a student with us, please schedule your flights through the MYFBO.