Current students can access our flight schedule app here, via Flight Schedule Pro.
Costa's offer flight training for a number of licenses and endorsements. The most common however, is the private pilot license. A Discovery Flight is usually the first flight a new student takes when embarking on their path to a private pilot license. Also, checkout the following document for a summary step-by-step guide: How to get a private pilot license.pdf. Costa's offers a Discovery Flight experience for $99 that includes a discussion regarding the student's flight aspirations with one of our CFI's, a pre-flight of our aircraft, and a flight where the new student pilot can take the flight controls. A Discovery Flight usually lasts between one to one and a half hours. For more information, please click here for a PDF document that offers a summary of the requirements and costs associated with obtaining a private pilot license.
Costa's has two full-time certified flight instructors (CFIs): Jim Doane and Lou Kossler. Jim and Lou are available to all students seven days a week, weather and schedule permitting. We train student pilots to achieve their private pilot license, instrument rating, complex rating, and more. Please contact us with any questions you may have--we are here to help guide and tutor all aviation enthusiasts.
Costa's also runs a traditional ground school to help students learn and better understand the information assessed on the private pilot written exam (which is a prerequisite to the practical test/check ride and the oral exam).
The spring 2020 accelerated ground school course is enrolling now! Please call us or email us to reserve your spot - cost is $150 for 16-24 hours of ground training, supplemental study resources, and snacks. Here is the ground school syllabus.
Here are some additional resources that aspiring pilots may find helpful:
Rentals are available year-round. Pilots must provide ID and proof of insurance (renter's insurance covering a minimum of $40,000 hull is required).
Cessna-172 rentals are available at $120/hr wet. Cessna-172RG rental is available at $150/hr wet. Instructor checkout may be necessary before rental. Instructor fee is $40/hr. The POH for our primary trainer N6621D can be found here.