LEARN TO FLY
AOH is proud to offer flight instruction to Lima / Allen County and the surrounding area.
FLY FOR FUN
Climb into a plane and fly off for a weekend visit with family and friends. Soar above your hometown, seeing streets and landmarks in entirely new ways. Or simply enjoy the serenity and silence of your own high-altitude “Zen.”
FLY FOR MISSION
Compassionately connect people in need with hope, help, and healing both locally and globally. Aviators have stepped up to help in a variety of missions including patient transport, disaster support, first response, child adoption/foster care, domestic abuse relocation, veteran flights, and so much more!
FLY FOR CAREER
Many aspiring pilots have dreams of taking their passion for aviation and turning it into a career. Aviators can fly for airline transportation, charter services, corporations, touring, agricultural, medical, and pipeline inspection industries. Aviation will take you places no road can!
Lead Flight Instructor: Dave Buettner
Certification: Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument (CFII)
WHAT TO EXPECT
Purchase course material (King Schools or Sporty’s Learn To Fly Course). Approx. $200 purchased directly from a retailer.
Obtain, at minimum, a 3rd class medical/student pilot's certificate.
Our local Aviation Medical Examiner is Uma Savanoor.
Ground Training, Flight Training, and Solo Flights will be conducted in accordance with all FAR Regulations.
A Certified Flight Instructor (CFI/II) will be utilized when needed.
A written test is required and needs to be passed prior to your checkride with a designated examiner to obtain you PPL.
40 hours of training is the minimum time required to obtain your PPL, but 50-60 hours is the national average.
Renting our aircraft allows you the time and flexibility needed to complete your studies to obtain your PPL - pressure free!
You'll get to work at your own pace and set your own goals!
FLIGHT INSTRUCTION COST
Flight Instruction (when needed): $50 per hour
Ground Instruction: $50 per hour
Aircraft Rental (fuel included): $150 per hour
Daily Rental: 3-hour minimum flight time per rental day. Hours charged at current rental rate.
Purchase Block Time of $500 and receive a $25 credit!*
*Block-time purchase are non-refundable. Please contact us for more information.
We recommend budgeting $8,000-$12,000+ for a basic Private Pilot's License. This cost can vary depending on current rates and the length of time taken to complete all the required training.
We are 1 of 2 flight instruction venders in Ohio to offer credentialing assistance to current Active Army, Army Reserves, Army National Guard, and Army Veterans through the Army IgnitED program. Funding up to $4000 per fiscal year is available for those who qualify. Please find us on ArmyIgnitED.com or reach out to us for assistance and questions.
Though we aren't set up with other branches of the military yet, we're always working to expand opportunities. Please reach out to express your interest in these programs.
STILL NOT QUITE SURE ABOUT FLYING?
If you’ve never been up in a small airplane before, we recommend taking a discovery flight. This is where we’ll introduce you to the aircraft and the skies above Ohio. You'll actually feel what it’s like to fly an airplane. Our basic discovery flight starts at just $200! Please contact us at 419-227-3225 to get more information!