Lessons & Rentals



  • $52 per hour, flight and/or ground time


  • Insurance is included in the rental rate for everyone. There is, however, a $1,000 deductible that the renter is responsible for.

For Questions:

Please contact Jason at 423-618-2491

Some of our Instructors

Dave Chilenski

Dave trained to be a flight instructor with Ideal Aviation. The son of a teacher, he’s passionate about instructing and training pilots.  He’s an active member of the Civil Air Patrol and a member of the Greater St. Louis Flight Instructors Association.  When he’s not flying he enjoys spending time with his family.


Craig O’Mara

Craig O’Mara

In 1970, when he was a Junior in high school, Craig learned to fly at St. Louis Downtown Airport. He is now a Boeing 747-400 Captain/Check Airman, teaching pilots to fly the 747. He has been a CFI since 1976, teaching in everything from ultra-lights, light aircraft, and war birds through airliners such as the DC-9, 737, 747, and Airbus 320. He is retired from the USAF Reserves where he flew and taught in the DC-9. Craig is a meticulous instructor with a gift for sharing his love of flying.