We can get you a checkride!!!
Our motto... "Learn on the Ground - Train in the Plane"
We offer the following training...
Private Pilot SEL / SES / MEL
Instrument and IPC's
Commercial SEL / SES / MEL
ATP SEL / SES / MEL
CFi / CFii / MEi
Clean-up for all the above
Ferry / Cargo Operations
AIRCRAFT / DRONES
3 Cessna C172 Skyhawk
Cessna C172 RG
Mavic Air 2
Mavic Air 3 Cine
I conduct PART 91 training only as an independent CFi CFii MEii I'm NOT a PART 141 provider at this time nor do I accept Alien / VISA students, we are not setup or authorized for those OPs. I primarily train out of the KBVU and KEED airports since we can train and have maintenance support directly on the airfield.
Why do I fly/teach? Simple actually, I was on the ground in the Army for many years, "walking" taking direction from a guy "flying" overhead so... you tell me, "would you rather walk or fly"...DONE! The path was tough, long and sometimes seemingly unattainable BUT, now over 25 years later and 10,000+ hours of flight time, it was exactly what I thought it would be...ENDLESS! I learn / teach everyday, working as hard as I can to be the safest, most precise and most situationally aware instructor pilot I can be.
This year I've added full UAS 107 Tactical Drone Operations and UAS Pilot Training / Certification. In coordination with local a Aerospace Imaging company and independent operators my goal is to establish full service tactical support to the forestry, law enforcement and space exploration industry.
Finally, even though I'm a veteran and this is a Veteran owned business I'm definitely NOT of the same stature as the great hero's of today both active duty and veteran status. That said, here is a public THANK YOU to all of the above...you keep us safe and maintain our freedoms...GodSpeed!
After being at Boulder City Airport for over 8+ years we still approach our day to day ops the exact same. We don't want to be the biggest flight school in Las Vegas, we DO NOT want to maintain 20+ aircraft or have 10+ CFIs on staff. Our goal is to keep it small yet very proficient and most importantly stay SAFE! Small is good for us, lots of one on one and small group training. Our main advantage over any other flight school in Las Vegas is we 'CARE' and the fact that we can get you to your checkride 100% ready to go.
We now conduct most all Ground Schools (GS) on ZOOM. Since COVID has taught us that there is no need for "brick and mortar" facilities hence our change. We also now conduct our flying operations out of KIGM KIFP and KEED airports. Our setup in KEED can support any and all operations to include limited GS operations.
Ferry and Cargo operations are also a key part of our operations. We can check you out in your new airplane and also train you for certificates in that aircraft.
Our Training Philosophy
Straight and to the point version... Our philosophy is simple, the backbone of ALL our training programs is a focus on SAFETY and PROCEDURES. Safety of flight is core to any pilots "tool kit" and we reinforce this approach hour by hour. Procedures are any pilot's "life jacket" when faced with either the most routine flight or high pressure dynamic situations when 100% focus and attention to detail is required.
Basically, our training approach is PROCEDURES / SAFETY based utilizing the "chair fly method" extensively in order to help save costs. We expect our students to be fully committed. Therefore, we don't attract students that are looking to be spoon fed nor mislead to keep you in training so we can just take your money. Not our style at all! We expect a very high level of commitment and the attitude to match it. Please read between the lines here, we aren't going to settle for slackers or half baked attempts at completing lessons and tasks to stay on track while you are training. Bring your "A" game and we'll always have ours. If you are good we'll make you better, if you are weak we'll make you stronger and most of all if you are stuck and frustrated we'll get you to the end game. Remember, no one will ever give up on you until you give up on yourself. Give us a call or stop by and let's fly!
Sky-Army Aviation LLC