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Learn to Fly

If you have always dreamed of taking to the skies and seeing the world from a different view, KING Aviation Mansfield can make that dream come true. The freedom of flight can be yours by becoming an FAA licensed pilot. We have trained dozens of pilots every year for licenses ranging from Private Pilot to Certified Flight Instructor (CFI). With a well-educated and professional staff of instructors, we are ready to make your dreams of flight a reality.

As a FAA Part 61 flight school, KING Aviation Mansfield’s primary role is to serve as a flight school. Whether it is in your plane or one of ours, we have the people and the facilities to help you accomplish your aviation goals. As a Cessna Pilot Center, we have even more tools to help you accomplish your goals. The CPC system will save you time, money, and effort for your flight instruction.


What We Offer

  • Student Pilot

    To obtain a student pilot certificate, you must be at least 16 years old and pass a Class III medical exam given by a FAA-designated physician. This medical certificate serves as your student pilot certificate and allows you to fly with your instructor or, with his or her approval, solo (by yourself). This certificate is the starting point for your aviation goals!

  • Private Pilot

    A private pilot rating allows you to fly VFR (under visual flight rules) when visibility is adequate and clouds are high. To obtain a private pilot license, you must be at least 17 years old and have accumulated a minimum of 35 or 40 flight hours (depending on flight school type). This is the absolute minimum of flight hours. The nationwide average is approximately 65-70 hours of flight. You then must pass the FAA Private Pilot examination composed of a written examination and oral flight examination with an FAA-designated examiner.

  • Instrument Rating

    An instrument rating allows you to fly when visibility is poor and clouds are low in the sky. It is the perfect “next step” after achieving your Private Pilot License. To obtain this rating, you must have a total of 125 flight hours and 40 hours of instrument instruction (20 with instructor and 20 solo). You then must pass an FAA examination composed of a written portion and check-ride.

  • Commercial Pilot

    Commercial pilots can fly for hire. To be eligible for the rights of a commercial pilot, you must be at least 18 years old, hold a second class medical certificate, and have a minimum of 250 hours of flight time. You then must pass a 60-question written FAA examination along with a FAA check-ride.

  • Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)

    To become a Certified Flight Instructor, you must be 18 years old and hold a commercial with an instrument rating. You then must pass a written examination and a FAA check-ride just like previous certificates. KING continues to send qualified applicants to the FAA with great results!

  • Complex Endorsement

    Complex rating allows you to fly airplanes with a constant speed propeller and retractable landing gear. To earn a complex rating, you must take instructions from an appropriately certified instructor. You may hold either a private or commercial license.

  • High Performance Endorsement

    A high performance endorsement is required to operate aircraft equipped with an engine of more than 200 horsepower. You must receive ground and flight training from an authorized instructor in a high performance airplane and then receive a one-time endorsement in your logbook. You may hold either a private or commercial license to add this endorsement.

Flight Instruction Rates

Primary Flight Instruction $48.00 per hour
Advanced Flight Instruction $55.00 per hour
Flight Review (1 hour ground and 1 hour flight) $48.00 per hour
Flight Review in Customer Aircraft $60.00 per hour

Cessna Pilot Center

Cessna Pilot Center A Cessna Pilot Center (CPC) is a specially selected flight school that represents top-quality, professional flight training. Each CPC is hand picked by Cessna to ensure that they maintain Cessna’s high standards for flight training. As a CPC, we maintain modern training facilities with clean, quiet study areas and classrooms as well as a fleet of modern aircraft with strict maintenance requirements.


Computer-Based Instruction

Cessna has made becoming a pilot more accessible and fun, thanks to top-quality training tools. The Cessna Computer-Based Instruction Program (CBI) is the only integrated flight training program in existence – flight and ground school lessons are designed by education experts to work together for maximum retention. According to Cessna research, these higher retention rates and faster learning may lead to lower course completion times. You’ll learn everything you need to know – not only to pass your exam, but also to be a knowledgeable, competent pilot. And thanks to CBI’s CD-ROM format, you’ll do it without ever opening a book or stepping into a classroom. Study wherever you go. At home. At the office. Even while traveling. You’ll watch presentations by aviation’s top educators, see dramatic, enlightening in-flight footage, take interactive quizzes, learn interesting trivia, and prepare for upcoming lessons before you ever climb into an airplane. You’ll learn quickly and efficiently – while having fun.


More Information

Aviation Medical Examiners

Student and Private Pilots are required to posses a Class III medical certificate. Commercial and ATP Pilots are required to have a Class II or I certificate.

For a complete list of MD’s authorized to issue FAA Medical Certificates, please go to the FAA website.


Aircraft Insurance for Renters

KING Aviation Mansfield carries liability coverage for the renter pilot in the amount of $100,000. We require, however, that all renter pilots carry their own “Renter Insurance” coverage for additional protection. Read More


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