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AV8 Team

AV8 Flight School

Learn with a school that shares your passion

Through years of training pilots, we have developed a reputation of excellence in multiple sectors of the aviation industry. Whether you’re learning to fly Helicopters or Airplanes, we make it easy by providing both types of training under one roof. We are the only school in the Minneapolis area that offers training for both types of aircraft. In addition, we are the only school that offers Sport Pilot training.

Many have a calling to fly, yet have trouble deciding on an area of aviation. We mitigate the difficulty of this decision by allowing our clients to experience all types of flying. We want to help each person discover their true calling so they too can reach their dreams!

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How long does flight school take?

Depending on a student’s dedication and availability, a new pilot can complete their training in as little as 6 to 9 months!

Is it hard to become a pilot?

You’ll see within your first flight that, once you’re in the air, there’s not much to it. Like riding a bike or driving a car, with the necessary time and patience, anyone can learn to fly!

How much do pilots earn yearly?

Pay ranges greatly in aviation but the average commercial pilot makes more than $120,000 per year. Senior pilots have been known to make over $400,000 annually!

How much does flight school cost?

It depends on the rating you’re pursuing. For a private license, it usually costs between $8,000-$12,000. If you’re wishing to become a commercial pilot, in total, it will most likely cost between $40,000 to $50,000.

Is becoming a pilot worth the cost?

If you like the idea of having flight benefits, traveling the world, and being paid very well all while working a maximum of 1,000 hours per year, then I’d say being a pilot is definitely with it!

Flight School & Services

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Tours

See What Our Customers Say…

First Class!

This is a first class Pilot School!

Robb Hook

Awesome flight school!

Their dedication to their students is unmatched in the book of flight schools. I always felt safe and welcome. They strive to help people become confident, great pilots. Come fly here!!!

Holly Ann Latcham

Best Place to learn to fly!

Amazing atmosphere and full of enlightening people. They taught me a lot.

Laura Koronczok

5 Stars!!

5 Star rating for this flight school.

Logan Noess