Are you ready to get started on a new adventure? Whether you’re learning to fly for fun or want to kick-start an exciting new career, Flamingo Air Flight School will help you get a leg up.
We are Cincinnati’s premier pilot certificate program offering the highest quality professional flight instruction. Our goal is to enable flight students to become certificated pilots that are safe, skilled and able to competently use the Air Traffic Control System, thereby allowing them to navigate the most complicated of airspaces.
Flamingo Air Academy’s Flight Instructors hold a multitude of ratings including CFI, CFII, MEI, MEII AND ATP. Our flight instructors are here to teach rather than build hours for another job.
Want more information? Check out our FAQs and be sure to request your passport to success for everything you need to know about earning your pilot certificate.
Aircraft Dispatcher Certification Course
Tuition: $3,995 USD
Course materials extra (average $400 USD)
Aircraft Dispatcher Recurrent Training Course
Online recertification course for certified FAA dispatchers.
All classes meet from Saturday through Friday.
- April 6 – 12, 2019
- June 22 – 28, 2019
- August 10 – 16, 2019
- October 12 – 18, 2019
- December 6 – 13, 2019
Avionics Technician Certification Courses
Each course starts at $2,995 USD
Primary Certification Courses:
Courses 1 & 2: AET, Avionics Electronic Technician
This is the basic entry-level course and the primary certification required for all endorsements in the avionics career field.
Course 3: Autonomous Navigation Systems
Course 4: Dependent Navigation Systems
Course 5: Radio Communications & Safety Systems
Course 6: On-board Communication Systems
Course 7: Foreign Object Elimination
Course 8: FCC General Radio Operators License (GROL) with Radar Endorsement
This course is considered to be the graduate or capstone degree, and a critical certification in order to be recognized as an expert in the industry.
We are Cincinnati’s premier pilot certificate program offering the highest quality professional flight instruction since 2004. Our goal is to enable flight students to become certificated pilots that are safe, skilled and able to competently use the Air Traffic Control System, thereby allowing them to navigate the most complicated of airspaces.
Flamingo Air President
262 Wilmer Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45226
Talk to us:
(513) 321-PINK or (513) 321-7465
We’re just a short drive from downtown Cincinnati. Click here for driving directions.
Parking is free. The parking entrance is located to the front of Lunken Airport off Wilmer Avenue. Additional parking is located to the south of the airport off Airport Road.
Daily 9:00 – 5:00
Q. What are the requirements for a Private Pilot’s Certificate?
A. The Federal Aviation Administration requires a minimum of 40 flight hours to obtain a PPL. The FAA also requires that 20 of those hours must be with an instructor. However, the national average is 65 hours with 35 hours of instruction.
Q. What is the cost?
A. The cost is based on flying and instructor times, as well as materials, medical exam, written tests, etc. The average cost at our school for a Private Pilot Certificate is approximately $10,000.
Q. Is there an age limit?
A. In order to solo, you must be 16 years old and to hold a license you must be 17.
Q. How long will it take me to get my certificate?
A. It depends on how often you fly. Everyone is different, we recommend 2 – 3 times per week and it should take about four to six months at that rate.
Q. Why should I learn at Lunken Airport?
A. There are 2 reasons. First, Lunken has a Control Tower. You will learn to communicate on the radio and get very comfortable talking with not only Lunken but Greater Cincinnati’s controllers as well. Secondly, Lunken is a small airport, but it has multiple runways and taxiways. You will get very comfortable using the runways and taxiways. Consequently, when you obtain your license you will not be afraid to fly to an airport with a control tower and more than one runway.
Q. What is contained in my student pilot kit?
A. We are a Part 141 Certified Flight School. When you register you will receive the Part 141 approved Jeppesen Student Pilot Kit. It contains all the materials that you will need to train with us.
Q. Do you offer financing?
A. Yes, we offer financing through Pilot Finance Inc. Check it out at www.pilotfinance.com
Q. Do you rent aircraft?
A. Yes, all of our aircraft are for rent.
Q. When can I train?
A. We are open seven days per week, all year round. We are here to serve your flight training needs and we fly on your schedule.
Our Fleet rates are reasonable and include all fuel costs. Instructor fees are in addition to equipment rental at $40 per hour for the single engine aircraft.
Piper Warrior – N40060 – “Xena” – Private/Instrument Trainer with a Garmin 430, also available for rent $145.00 wet
N6932Y – Piper Aztec Multi-Engine Trainer
Instructor – $50.00/hour
Cessna 172 – N7408A
Piper Cherokee – N624KW – “Wallie”
Price: $145 per hour
Four Place Private and Instrument Trainer GPS Equipped Available for rent and instruction