Did you know at the Connecticut Airport Authority’s general aviation airports, aircraft pilot training is available for everyone, whether you are just looking for an introductory flight, or to pursue a new career or avocation as a pilot? You may even have taken flying lessons years ago and are dreaming of the day when you can fly again with a flight instructor to finally earn your private pilot license and perhaps additional certificates.
Here are some unique reasons why you, or someone you know, may want to be an airplane pilot.
- Become an aviation enthusiast and join a flying club
- Explore the nature and scenic views
- Build an airplane and/or restore classic planes
- Learn about the local community from the air and become a tour guide
- Transport you and your clients to facilitate business discussions and meetings
- Help others – many pilots donate their time, fuel and aircraft to help non-critical patients travel long distances for medical treatment faster and with more ease and comfort
Want more information? Contact the flight instruction schools based at our airports.
ACTION MULTI RATINGS (; 1-800-722-2313)
GROTON – NEW LONDON AIRPORT (KGON)/ Located along the beautiful ocean coastline of southeastern Connecticut, Action Multi Ratings has specialized in multi engine flight training for over 40 years now. Having helped tens of thousands of pilots earn their ratings over the years, their experience and reputation are well known in the industry. Action Multi Ratings offers accelerated day training courses for Multi-Engine Add-Ons, Multi-Engine Instructor and ATP ratings, as well as combination courses and recurrent training.
COASTAL AIR (; 860-445-7315)
GROTON – NEW LONDON AIRPORT (KGON)/ Whether you are interested in becoming a pilot as a hobby, or as a career, Coastal Air Flight School provides a tailored path to meet your goal. Based at the Groton New London Airport since 1973, Coastal Air has a well-established reputation of safety and excellence in training. Conveniently located ten minutes from I-95, the flight school is nearly equidistant between New York City and Boston. Coastal Air’s flight practice area offers breathtaking views of the Connecticut coastline.
IMAGE AVIATION SERVICES (; 203-267-6017)
WATERBURY – OXFORD AIRPORT (KOXC)/ Image Aviation Services is a full-service flight school, offering everything from introductory and sightseeing flights to large aircraft transition training. Instructors, many with turbine aircraft experience, are available to teach from the private pilot certificate through instrument, commercial, and CFI/CFII. All the aircraft are IFR GPS equipped, and there is one full-glass DA-40. Additionally, tailwheel, acrobatic, and upset recovery training in an 8KCAB Super Decathlon is available. The school has been in business 10+ years.
LEARN 2 FLY CT, LLC (; 860-849-2226)
WINDHAM AIRPORT (KIJD)/ Learn 2 Fly CT, LLC is a new family-owned Part 61 flight training and aircraft rental business offering professional flight instruction and pilot friendly aircraft rental in Eastern Connecticut. Learn 2 Fly CT also offers education towards earning a small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) pilot certificate to individuals and organizations. The school is a customer-focused small business seeking to bring the past and future of aviation to the eastern region of the State.
PREMIER FLIGHT CENTER, LLC (860-724-2245)
HARTFORD – BRAINARD AIRPORT (KHFD)/ Premier Flight Center, LLC is one of the largest flight training facilities in Connecticut that caters to those who wish to become a recreational pilot, or to pursue a career as a professional pilot. It features one-on-one personalized training from the most experienced instructors and teachers the aviation industry has to offer. Students training at Premier can advance their career through employment as a Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI), which can lead to Pilot interviews with local charter companies. The equipment fleet consists of both Piper and Cessna aircraft with on-site training for single, complex, and multiengine ratings. The Center is open seven days a week and employs a staff of nine instructors, thus providing significant opportunity to accommodate each student’s personal schedule.