• 3430 Old Columbus Road NW, Carroll Oh 43112
  • (740) 475-8188
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Getting Started

At Sundowner Aviation, we love flying and we want to get you flying right way! Ground training is integrated into every lesson. Click on the tabs below to learn more about how we serve Central Ohio with high quality flight instruction.

Try a Discovery Flight!

Here is your opportunity to find out what flying is like and decide if Sundowner Aviation is where you want to earn your Private Pilot’s License. Our First Flight Special is meant especially for the person considering flight training. It’s only natural to want to try it out first.

You’re invited to experience your first instructional flight with Sundowner Aviation for only $99. You can even bring a friend for just $30 more! (Bring two friends for a total of just $170.)

When it comes to exhilaration, piloting is way ahead of whatever is in second place. Nothing can compete with the view, the speed and personal accomplishment of flying an airplane…and you can experience that thrill with our First Flight Special. We are open 7 days a week, call us at (740) 475-8188 to schedule when you would like to fly.

Schedule Your Discovery Flight!

What Happens After the Discovery Flight?

Now that you have completed your Discovery Flight you will no doubt be eager to begin your training! You will want to think about whether you will pursue a Sport Pilot's License or a Private Pilot's License. Each license offers advantages depending on your goals and ambitions.

Advantages

  • Fewer Restrictions
  • More Passengers
  • Fly Further
  • Fly Faster

Private Pilot Requirements

  • Must be at least 17 years of age
  • 40 hours of flight time (20 with an instructor)
  • 3 hours of night flying
  • 3 hours of instrument training
  • 10 hours of solo flying (5 hours of which must be cross country)
  • Pass a medical exam from an Aviation Medical Examiner
  • Pass a knowledge test
  • Pass a practical flight test

Your Investment

$30/hour for pilot time plus cost of rental

Advantages

  • Less expensive
  • Medical certificate not required

Sport Pilot Requirements

  • Must be at least 17 years of age
  • 20 hours of flight time (15 with an instructor)
  • 5 hours solo
  • 2 hours cross country instruction
  • 75 mile cross country solo flight
  • 10 take offs and landings
  • Pass a knowledge test
  • Pass a practical flight test

Your Investment

$30/hour for pilot time plus cost of rental

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