AVAILABLE PROGRAMS

By offering several programs, John J. Skittone, CFI | Certified Flight Instructor gives you the tools to gain an advantage through specialized training. Learn more about your options below, and feel free to reach out with any questions.

 

DISCOVERY FLIGHT

You take the controls!

Have you dreamt of flying, but you aren't sure where to begin? Take a discovery flight, and take the controls!  Your flight at the Kenosha Regional Airport will begin with a pre-flight briefing and an introduction to the airplane. You'll sit in the pilot's seat for a 45 minute flight.  

You will follow along with your hands on the controls as the instructor performs the takeoff in a Cessna 172.  Once in the air, you will fly the airplane and learn the basics of straight and level flight, climbs and turns. You will also have the opportunity to sightsee from your panoramic window!


After the flight, your instructor will give you your first logbook, and the time spent will count towards your private pilot training.

Book a Discovery Flight now for only $125.

PRIVATE PILOT TRAINING

Learn to Fly!

Learning to fly is challenging and FUN!  Whether you're starting from zero hours, or you are finishing up from earlier training, we can help!

Private pilot training is done at your own pace, in as little or as much time as you need to complete the curriculum. You must be able to read, speak, and understand English, and you'll be required to pass an FAA medical exam before you solo. 

The private pilot curriculum is a 5 stage program with clear goals and progress reports along the way.  Stage 1, you'll learn the basics and become familiar with controlling the airplane.  Stage 2, you will refine your control and learn to land. Stage 3, you will expand your skills through new maneuvers and you will learn more advanced landing techniques. Stage 4, you'll venture out to other airports with cross country and night training.  Stage 5, you'll bring all of your training to a conclusion as you prepare for the practical exam. 

You can start training at any age. You can solo at age 16, and get your license and carry passengers at age 17. 

INSTRUMENT RATING

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.

ADVANCED TRAINING

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.