We love to fly, and we want to share it with you. This will be the most fun you’ve ever had. Trust us.
Learning to fly is a lot easier than people think. Today there are thousands of people, just like you, learning to fly. They come from all walks of life and have a variety of reasons for wanting to be a pilot.
From primary training through advanced ratings, flight reviews and insurance requirements, our professional instructors can help you achieve your aviation goals. You’ll get the same expert instruction whether you want to fly for pleasure or intend to have a career in aviation. We use Cessna aircraft for training and rental; call us for pricing and availability.
Lara Zook Gaerte, Master CFI, CFII, MEI
Lara started flying lessons in high school and earned her Private Pilot’s license two months before graduating. She continued flight training in college, earning an Instrument rating and Commercial and CFI certificates as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from Indiana University. She holds an ATP certificate with multiengine privileges (commercial privileges in single engine aircraft) and CFI, CFII & MEI. Lara has been flying since 1988, and an instructor since 1995; she’s given over 7000 hours of dual instruction. She is a 5-time Master CFI, a DPE, and is a SAFE member. She serves as a FAASTeam representative in the FAA’s Grand Rapids FSDO and is President of the Air Race Classic. She and her husband Tony own a 1946 Piper Cub and a 1991 Waco.