LEARN to Fly!

Introductory Flight Lesson $150

Take off on one of the greatest adventures of a lifetime—Learn to Fly.

Aviation is a critical part of life in Alaska.  Approximately 82% of the Alaskan communities are not served by roads.  This is why there are 6 times more pilots per capita and 16 times as many aircraft per capita compared to the rest of the United States.  Becoming a pilot gives access to new frontiers and new job opportunities.

 
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Ground instruction will be an integral part of your training.  Your first flight lesson includes an hour of ground instruction in addition to about an hour of flight time with a licensed Flight Instructor.

 
 
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What is the average length of time needed to earn a private pilot rating?

A Private Pilot Certificate can be obtained in a period of 3 months to one year and approximately 65 hours. The FAA requires a minimum of 40 hours of flight time. Of the 40 hours, 20 must be with an instructor and at least 10 must be solo.  Your lessons will consist of a combination of private study, classroom learning, and flying the airplane. We recommend you fly at least twice a week.

 
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How do I get started?

The adventure begins with your first flight lesson, your “Introductory Flight,” a chance to familiarize yourself with the airplane, the airport, and the flying environment. During most introductory flights, you sit in the left seat and fly for the majority of the flight. The lesson consists of up to an hour of flying and an hour with an instructor on the ground.  For only $150, you begin the adventure of a lifetime.  Call MARC at (907) 262-5388 to schedule a flight.

 
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What kind of aircraft can i fly & learn about?

We currently offer flight instruction for the following aircraft:

  • Cessna 172
  • Citabria 7GCBC
  • Cessna 182
  • Potentially your own aircraft

Additionally, we have an IFR Simulator!