843 Willow Run Airport Ypsilanti, MI 48198
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What is Kalitta Training? 

We are a part 61 flight school (explained below) that is here to provide training to those looking to fly. Kalitta Training is owned by Kalitta Charters, which allows us to use the same facilities and mechanics without having to build all of that up ourselves, which gives us an ability to work in, and easily emulate, an airline atmosphere and culture as soon as your training begins. Since we already have a  supply of knowledgeable employees and the infrastructure to house our training aircraft, we get to pass our savings on to you! 

What is a Part 61 flight school?

There are two main types of flight schools, being a Part 61 flight school means that we train people under Part 61 of the FAA regulations. These rules pertain to the issuing of certificates for pilots, flight instructors, and ground instructors.  A Part 61 program has the flexibility to meet the needs of any student that comes in for training. The training timeline can be altered to the abilities and desires of the student.

The other option is Part 141, which is generally associated with college programs - places like Embry Riddle, Purdue, or Western Michigan University. For someone looking to earn a degree in Aviation, this can be a good route to go. They can be very structured and offer some hour requirement reductions for the ATP rating. 

How much does it cost?

It’s hard to give an exact answer to that, because it varies so much student to student. The legal requirements are for you to have 40 hours of flight time (a minimum cost of $3,200), with 20 hours of flight training with an instructor (a minimum of $900). However, the average flight time for a student pilot is 65-70 hours ($5,500) with more flight instruction than the legal minimums. 

Ultimately, the cost goes down when the student dedicates more of their time and energy to their training. When long breaks or other interruptions in training occur, more review may be needed which will lead to an increase in total price over time. 

Aircraft Rates:

  • Cessna 150 $89/Hr
  • Cessna 172 $185/Hr
  • Baron 58 $350/Hr

Instructor Rates:

  • All instructor rates are $45/Hr

What kinds of airplanes do you train in?

We currently have a  1976 Cessna 150M and a 1975 Cessna 172M for our primary trainers. We also have a Baron 58 for those working on more advanced multi-engine ratings. 

Is it hard to learn to fly?

Not at all! We always say the hardest part of flying is making it look hard. That’s not to say you won’t have to put effort in, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll see just how easy it is!

How do I start?

To start, either call us at (734) 544 – 3400 ext. 7242, or send us an email at KCTraining@kalittachaters.com. We will be happy to answer any questions you have.

What if I’m not a citizen?

We take non-citizens! You’ll have to get approved by the TSA before we can do anything past an introductory flight, but we are happy to do what we can to help you with that!