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Want to become a pilot or aircraft owner? Ready for your next rating? We provide independent flight instruction, recurrent and proficiency training and aviation advice. We are based in the Sacramento area and offer remote services nation-wide.

Learning to fly is one of the most rewarding ventures many of us undertake in life. Pilots earn the privilege to take off and travel to otherwise difficult to reach destinations. They obtain a unique perspective navigating the third dimension.

The good news: the United States is second to none when it comes to flight training resources. We have free access to the latest handbooks, charts, procedures, weather resources and lots of other world class information. We don’t pay directly for air traffic control services and have access to thousands of airports that generally don’t charge landing fees. Compared to the rest of the world, this is the place to be.

Getting Started – Primary Flight Training

That said, getting started with flight training and working towards your private pilot certificate can be daunting. There are many route, obstacles and potential missteps. Setbacks can be frustrating and costly. Worst case, great future pilots give up the dream completely.

At Great Landings Aviation, we want to help you chart your course to success and manage the risk of potential mishaps along the way. Before talking about providing flight instruction, we will sit down together and talk about your goals, timeline, constraints and preferences. We will answer your questions about what it takes to become a pilot, what you can and cannot do as a pilot, how you stay proficient as a pilot, and the best ways for you to get flight training. Our commitment: independent flight training advice – not a flight instruction sales call.

Advanced Flight Instruction

If you already are a pilot: let us help you become better, more versatile and safer in the air. You won’t believe how great the weather becomes once you earn your Instrument Rating. Getting Advanced Training lets you fly more capable airplanes and can launch your aviation career. The options are endless.

Ownership Advice and Assistance

Perhaps you are eyeing a nice airplane for your own use, but are daunted by the process of procuring or managing it. Let us help. We would love to help you through advice or hands-on assistance. Contact us for more information.