Maine Flight Schools

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    Southern Maine Aviation

    • Southern Maine Aviation in Sanford, Maine, offers training courses for everyone who wants to get a pilot's license. The offer includes spin training, tail wheel endorsements, commercial pilot training, instrument ratings, limited aerobatic training and seaplane ratings. Besides the Private Pilot license, students can acquire the Sport Pilot License if they only want to fly for fun. Total requirements for getting a sport pilot's license as of 2011 is 20 hours and $2,600, unlike the private pilot license, which requires 40 hours of flight time and $5.200. The school also provides flight training for the handicapped.

    Maine Aviation Corporation

    • Maine Aviation Corporation in Portland, Maine, was established in 1959 by Joe Caruso. Besides classical lessons that include private and commercial training, this pilot center offers a personalized computer-based ground school in order for students to work at their own tempo. Private pilot lessons are available for persons ages 17 and older, and younger pilot trainees can get their student certificate.


    • Airlink in Waterville, Maine, offers flight lessons from the Waterville and Norridgewock Airport for private and commercial pilot's licenses, instrument rating and seaplane rating. It also offers a rotor-craft to private pilot airplane conversion course. One of the possibilities is also the accelerated flight training, a 30-day program that saves time and money. All courses require 10 percent down in advance and the rest at the start of the course. The hourly rate is between $110 and $170, depending on the course.

    Ocean Point Aviation

    • Ocean Point Aviation in Wiscasset, Maine, is an authorized Cessna Pilot training center. The Cessna Flight Training System uses advanced training concepts, including scenario-based training, single-pilot risk management and learner-centered grading. This ensures that customers achieve their goals of attaining a pilot certificate and to be well-prepared to act as pilot in command. The Ocean Point Aviation offers recreational and private pilot certificates. It also provides its students with a computer-based ground school with a possibility to study on-site or at home. At this flight school, students can learn to fly with one of the certified flight instructors (CFII) and a new Cessna 172 Skyhawk equipped the Garmin G1000 glass cockpit.

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