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Great Lakes Aviation Services

5605 Portage Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49002

(269) 492-9100


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Great Lakes Aviation Services, LLC is dedicated to the highest level of flight training and customer service.  GLAS believes in quality and maintains a high standard for all of its courses, flight instructors and equipment.  Whether you are working on your Private Pilot Certificate or pursing a career in commercial aviation, GLAS can help you reach your goals.  In addition to both Commercial and Flight Instructor Certificates, all current GLAS instructors have a Bachelor's Degree in Aeronautical Science or related field of study.  Our flight instructors and staff are dedicated to helping you achieve your flying dreams.


Cost:  $3995.00

Next Course Dates: April 7th, 2008

Additional Course Dates: Course dates are the first Monday of each month.  Upcoming Classes are April 7th, 2008, May 5th, 2008, June 2nd, 2008.

The GLAS CFI course is an accelerated course that will prepare the student for their CFI Practical Examination in three weeks.  The course features a built in ground course of 20 hrs and an additional 10 hrs of one-on-one ground with the instructor.  The flight portion consists of 10 flights in our PA28R Piper Arrow.  The course is designed enhance ones knowledge and flight skills to the instructional level.

Pre-Requisites:  FAA Commercial Certificate.  FOI and FIA written Exams Complete.

Multi-Engine Instructor Course (Coming Soon)


Cost:  $1325.00

Next Course Date:  Please contact GLAS for the start dates.

The GLAS CFII course is an accelerated course that will prepare the student for their CFII Practical Examination in 5 days.  The course includes 5 hrs of ground instruction and 5 hrs of flying.


Every pilot starts as a Student Pilot, and conscientious pilots continue to learn. The Private Pilot Certificate is issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and allows a pilot to fly by Visual Flight Rules (VFR). The flight requirements to obtain a Private Certificate are a minimum of 40 hours flight time. This flight time includes a minimum of 20 hours of dual instruction and 10 to 20 hours of Solo flight. To Solo, an individual must be 16 years of age and have a 3rd Class Medical. The medical exam is given by an FAA approved medical examiner. In addition to the flight requirements, a student must pass the FAA Aeronautical Knowledge Exam, be 17 years of age, and pass the Private Pilot Practical Test.


The Private Pilot 141 Course allows for an individual to obtain a Private Pilot Certificate with as little as 35 flight hours.  The course is designed to maximize the efficiency of flight training.  This course features an FAA approved training curriculum.  This course is most advantageous to students looking to pursue a career in aviation or individuals looking for a "commercially oriented" professional flight training environment.  Students typically complete the course much quicker than the Part 61 course. 


Cost: $350 (SAVE an additional $50 if course materials are purchased from GLAS)

Next Class Start Date:  March 4th, 2008 Tues 6:00-9:00PM (15 Weeks)

The Private Pilot Ground Course is perfect for anyone who is interested in learning to fly.  Whether you are a new student or already a pilot, the Private Pilot Ground Course will increase both your knowledge and competence.  At the end of each course, individuals will have met the necessary knowledge requirements to take the corresponding FAA airmen knowledge written exam.


For most pilots, the next step is obtaining an Instrument Rating, which allows a pilot to fly by Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). An individual seeking the Instrument Rating must have a 3rd Class Medical. The flight requirements to obtain an Instrument Rating are a minimum of 40 hours of flight time. This flight time includes a minimum of 15 hours of dual instruction and 25 hours flight time with a qualified safety pilot. Great Lakes Aviation Services also offers an accelerated instrument program.


Cost: $400 (SAVE and additional $50 if course materials are purchased from GLAS)

Next Class Start Date:  TBA Tue 6:00-9:00PM (16 weeks)

The Instrument Ground Course is designed to increase one's knowledge in instrument flying and procedures.  This course prepares the student for the FAA Written and oral portion of the Practical Exam.  Upon successful completion of the course, students will have met the necessary requirements to take the FAA Instrument Written Examination. 


The Commercial Pilot Certificate allows an individual to receive compensation for flying. The flight requirements to obtain the Commercial Certificate are a minimum of 20 hours of dual instruction. The pilot seeking the Commercial Certificate must log 250 hours (Part 61) and be at least 18 years of age. The Commercial pilot must have a 2nd Class Medical and pass the FAA Commercial Aeronautical Knowledge Exam and the Commercial Pilot Practical Test. A Commercial Certificate can be added to the Single Engine or Multi-Engine Ratings.


Next Course Date:  TBA

The Commercial Pilot Ground Course is an in-depth course highlighting all the areas of aeronautical knowledge required for the commercial certificate.  This course includes advanced concepts in aerodynamics, aircraft systems, and weather theory.  This course prepares the individual for the FAA Commercial Written Examination. 

To schedule a free consultation, an introductory flight, to enroll in any course, or for more information contact Abby @ 269-492-9100.


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