Training Future Pilots

Let us help make your dreams of flying become a reality.

Becoming a pilot is an exciting and rewarding experience. At Executive Air Taxi Corporation, we’ve made learning to fly fun, interesting, and affordable since 1973. Our certified flight instructors are available for private lessons at our Bismarck location. Complete your flight training and lessons to take advantage of an experience that many people only dream of.

To schedule a flight training appointment or for any questions, contact Executive Air’s flight training department today!

Flight Training Programs

Executive Air is proud to offer multiple levels of training programs: Recreational Pilot, Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, and Instrument Rating. Our FAA-certified flight instructors will train you in one of our Cessna 172s, maintained to the highest standards.

Discovery Flights

As a way of introducing you to our program, we are proud to offer your first flight lesson at a discounted rate! During the Discovery Flight lesson, your flight instructor will explain the program requirements, demonstrate a preflight inspection, and let you actually fly the aircraft. This is not simply an airplane ride – it’s your chance to control the aircraft from the pilot’s seat under the careful guidance of your flight instructor.

two Executive Air employees displaying one of their FBO services by guiding an aircraft and pilot ready to take flight

Private Training Program

At Executive Air, we believe almost everyone is able to pilot an airplane, similar to learning to drive a car.
We use a step-by-step building process that is learned through coaching, supervision, practice, and hands-on experience.

To be eligible for flight training, you must meet the following FAA Requirements:

  • Must be 16 years old to solo, or 17 to obtain a private license.
  • Read, speak, and understand English
  • Be able to prove U.S. citizenship
  • Pass a basic physical

40 hours of total flight time

20 hours dual instruction

  • 3 hours of cross-country
  • 3 hours of night flight
  • 3 hours within 60 days of test
  • 10 takeoffs and landings at night
  • 3 hours of instrument training

10 hours solo flight time

  • 5 hours of cross-country flights
  • 3 solo takeoffs and landings

pass written test

  • Pass the private pilot written test

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