Best Flying Schools in Seattle
Always wanted to fly? What’s keeping you? In an aviation town like Seattle, there are plenty of great schools with well qualified instructors who share your joy of flight. Here are some of our favorites.
8467 Perimeter Road South
Seattle, WA 98108
Wings Aloft is a Part 61 and Part 141 flight school at Boeing Field (KBFI). A club and pilot training facility for over 33 years, Wings Aloft offers comprehensive ground and flight instruction for all certificates and ratings, including Private Pilot, Instrument Pilot, Commercial Pilot and Multi-Engine Rating. Wings Aloft’s Aviation Training Center provides a wide variety of aircraft simulators, including a jet/glass cockpit simulator. The well qualified pilot instructors can take you to new and challenging destinations to improve your flying skills. You can also receive specialized training in high performance endorsements, mountain flying training, 14 day instrument courses and more.
760 West Perimeter Road
Renton, WA 98057
Acu Wings charges no monthly dues or fuel surcharges, just “pay as you go” training lessons, easier on any budget. Acu Wings is an approved FAA Part 141 flight school, meaning less hours to obtain your ratings because of our refined training curriculum. However, you may still follow standard Part 61 training requirements. A highly qualified staff of FAA Certified Flight Instructors can give you all the ground school and in-flight instruction you will need. Why not try and introductory flight lesson to get started? You will get to control most of the flight, with the assistance of your instructor from the dual controls. You will also be able to log this instructional flight in your own pilot logbook should you plan to take lessons.
7001 Perimeter Road
Seattle, WA 98108
Galvin Flying Services has been teaching the world to fly for more than 82 years out of Boeing Field. An FAA approved Part 141 and Part 61 school, Galvin offers a staff of professional instructors with an extensive range and depth of flying experience, the latest advanced flight training devices, computer-equipped classrooms and a modern, meticulously maintained fleet of aircraft. Earn your pilot certificate, add an instrument or multi-engine rating, complete an endorsement for high-performance and complex aircraft, transition to technically advanced “glass cockpit” airplanes, or maintain your proficiency at Galvin.
Snohomish Flying Service
9900 Airport Way
Snohomish, WA 98296
Snohomish Flying Service operates out of the beautiful Harvey Field in Snohomish. They offer the Private Pilot course under either Part 141 or Part 61 Federal Aviation Regulations. Most people who have no flight experience will be trained under the Part 141 FAA approved training program, which requires 35 hours of ground instruction and 35 hours of flight instruction. If you have your own Airplane or have prior training but have not completed your license then a Part 61 course may be the most cost effective.
Your well qualified and certified instructors will be with you every step of the way through ground school and in flight. Various payment options are available.
Want to ease into the idea? Try a Discovery Flight in an airplane. The cost is just $95.00, and in a helicopter, just $150.00. On this half-hour Discovery Flight you will take control of the aircraft, perform basic maneuvers, as well as an assisted take-off and landing, all under the careful watch, control and guidance of your own professional flight instructor.
Pavco Flight Center
Tacoma Narrows Airport
1110 26th Ave NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Pavco offers full services, including charter and scenic flights, flight training, aircraft maintenance, and more in a friendly aviation enthusiast environment! Flight Training is a specialty at Pavco. Earn your private pilot license or progress towards a career in commercial aviation. We offer private pilot, instrument, commercial, ATP, flight instructor, and multi-engine ratings. See what flying is all about by scheduling a session and introductory flight with one of Pavco’s flight instructors. Learn to fly in a way that’s easy on your wallet. The courses require no dues, memberships, or fees. Pavco is an FAA approved Part 141 and Part 61 school. Part 141 is more commonly ideal for students geared towards a career as a pilot, as to where Part 61 is often more suitable for someone just flying for fun. Call or go online for more details.