Part 61 flight school
The Sky Acres Airport located in Lagrangeville, NY is a relaxed, general aviation airport which features a café, self service fuel, and maintenance facilities. The airport has been family owned for generations and is a popular fly in destination for the general aviation community.
When most people come to Sky Acres, one of the first things they notice is the relaxed and friendly nature of the airport. There are no big fences topped with barbed wire or security cameras everywhere. Instead you have people sitting at the café, a stones throw away from the airplanes parked on the ramp, enjoying breakfast and lunch. You have people walking their dogs in the grass. Best of all, it is a community that is interested in aviation and likes hanging out at the airport.
Whiskey Foxtrot aviation is a Part 61 flight school that has been training aviators out of the Sky Acres Airport since 2020.
Our team works together with the main goal of getting our students to where they want to be. Whether it's to become a private pilot and fly for fun, or whether it's to go all the way to the airlines.
We can take you there.
Our school holds classes twice a week, which allows the students to get to know each other, and be with others in the same situation, allowing them to bounce off ideas, and struggles with each other.
This atmosphere creates a support system between the students and instructors.
These are bonds that will last a lifetime.
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Whiskey Foxtrot aviation offers both Cessna and Piper aircraft for training. Our aircraft are maintained by Swift Aviation located at Sky Acres. Current aircraft rates for both dual and solo flight are published below. Our aircraft rates are billed off the hobbs and include fuel.
Cessna 150 - N23390 C150
The Cessna 150 is the fifth most produced aircraft ever, with nearly 24,000 built. Cessna first began manufacturing these aircraft in 1959 and built this plane solely with the training market in mind. N23390 is equipped with a Garmin 430 and dual Garmin G5's.
Dual rate $230 per hour
(fuel and instructor included)
Solo rate $185 per hour (fuel included)
Piper Warrior - N82743 PA28-161
The first of the Warrior series came out in 1974. Warriors are primarily distinguished from their Cherokee predecessors by their double-tapered wing planform and two-foot-wider wingspans.
Dual rate $250 per hour
(fuel and instructor included)
Solo rate $195 per hour (fuel included)
How much does it cost to obtain my private pilot’s license?The price varies because everyone learns at a different pace and therefore it takes different amounts of time to complete. In addition to the flying there are other costs such as a headset, home study materials, and exam fees. The price range we often see is anywhere from around $14,000 to $18,000.
How long does it take to get my private pilot’s license?The completion time varies greatly due to a number of factors. The summers typically have better weather and provide more time to fly whereas the winter months typically bring less favorable weather for flying. The more often you are able to fly, the quicker you tend to pick up on things and learn. For someone who is able to make it out and fly at least 2-3 times per week, 5-6 months is possible, whereas someone who is only able to fly once a week will take much longer.
How many times a week can I fly?As many times as you like! We are open 7 days a week year roundweather permitting. You have the option to fly as much or as little as you want. We have some people who fly 4-5 times a week and others who fly once or twice a month.
What is the benefit of a Part 61 flight school?Part 61 refers to the part of the Federal Aviation Administration regulations the school operates under. The Part 61 training environment tends to be more relaxed and provides a more personalized training experience. The FAA outlines the requirements to obtain the license but does not specify how to meet those requirements. This gives the instructors great flexibility in adapting the training to best suit the student.
How old do I have to be to start taking lessons and is there an age requirement to get a private pilot’s license?You can start flight training at any age. You must be at least 16 years old in order to solo (a training requirement), and at least 17 years old to obtain your private pilot license.