Getting Started

At Sundowner Aviation, we love flying and we want to get you flying right way.

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 $119 ($139 for two people.)

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.


  • 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

$50/hour for instructor time plus cost of rental

Your first introductory flight lesson is just $119 for 1 person ($139 for 2)


(Ask for the WEB21 discount when scheduling)

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