By offering several programs, John J. Skittone, CFI | CFII | CSIP Certified Flight Instructor gives you the tools to gain an advantage through specialized training. From transition training through new ratings or ongoing proficiency programs, there is a customized course to fit your individual needs. Learn more about your options below, and feel free to reach out with any questions.
Expand your horizons!
The instrument rating is the most useful add on rating to your private pilot certificate. With an instrument rating, you'll learn to fly and navigate in clouds and low visibility. You'll learn to analyze weather patterns and make safe go/no-go decisions.
Your instrument training follows a 5 stage syllabus, with an emphasis on refining aircraft control, instrument approaches, navigation and cross country flying. You will get at least 40 hours of actual and simulated instrument time with a CFII.
The scenario based approach to training will put you "in the system" on actual IFR flight plans to destinations of your choosing. Once you have learned the basics of instrument flying, you will put your skills to work planning and flying cross country trips in actual instrument conditions. You can learn and fly at your pace, or you can choose an accelerated program that will take you from zero time to checkride in as little as 5 weekends.
Never stop learning!
Contact me for special flat rate pricing for your next Flight Review (aka BFR). Includes at least one hour of ground and one hour of flight instruction.
For ongoing proficiency, I will help implement your personal progressive training syllabus on the FAA's WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program.
For a real adventure, combine your flight review with an advanced flight clinic, IPC, and cross country trip.
Taking a trip and looking for an added level of confidence? Would you like a boost in managing the complexities of planning a big cross country excursion? I can accompany you on many trips, domestic and international, and I can help with pre-flight and in-flight planning.
Transition or Recurrent Training from a factory trained CSIP
John is a Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot (CSIP), qualified on all Perspective and Perspective+ models of SR20, SR22, SR22TN, and SR22T. He can provide transition and proficiency training, customized to your needs.
Does your insurance require recurrent training with a CSIP? Ask about my flat rate VFR/IFR Recurrent Check or Skill Refresher Course including a Flight Review, IPC, or Wings Phase curriculum.
Complimentary Embark transition training is included with the purchase of any pre-owned Cirrus. Your transition training will be customized for the type of flying that you do, and you can choose to turn it into a fun 3 day adventure with stops at some of the most challenging airports in the US.