Have you ever wondered what it would be like to step back in time and experience flight training back in the 30’s and 40’s? ACE Basin Aviation offers exactly this training. It is more difficult but also far more rewarding. Imagine learning to fly off a grass runway, not having to use radios, or having to wait to get clearance to take off from a large airport; but rather learn the sounds, smells, and “feels” of flying a vintage tail wheel airplane as those early pioneers. These senses will be sharpened as you start learning the skills and knowledge required to become a pilot.
Aviation training has changed dramatically over the past 60 plus years with better navigation, weather, and internet services now available, all of which have made general aviation much safer. The basic airmanship skills of stick and rudder and airplane FEEL are slowly being replaced with glass cockpits automation… We are bridging the gap, teaching at the grass roots level. We are offering personalized one to one training in a private classroom and flying environment. Some aviators have noted this form of training has not existed since the 1940’s.
All airplanes in our opinion are great, but let’s not forget why aircraft manufacturers moved toward tri-cycle gear airplanes in the first place. These airplanes were designed to be easier and more forgiving to take off and land, thus opening a broader market of buyers. That concept makes sense, but roughly 80% of new student pilots actually drop out before earning their private pilot certificate. We are providing personalized flight training to ensure those who really want to learn to fly vintage aircraft will have a much higher completion rate. We want to ensure that good stick and rudder skills will never become a thing of the past. We have never believed in the easy way out, if it’s not tough and doesn’t require hard work, then it’s probably not worth doing to in the first place. If you are up to the challenge and want to become a good pilot for the pure joy of flying then ACE Basin Aviation Flight School is for you!