Become a Pilot with Introductory Classes!
Flight training is provided by North Star Aviation, the exclusive flight training partner for Minnesota State University, Mankato and Bowling Green State University, Ohio.
North Star Aviation is located at the Mankato Regional Airport in Mankato, Minn. In partnership with Minnesota State University, Mankato for more than 20 years, North Star is the exclusive provider of flight training for the University. North Star is a certified FAA 14 approved flight school operating under the most stringent FAA operational regulations. Safety and professionalism are top priorities.
North Star utilizes a fleet of modern and well-maintained aircraft. Each is highly technologically advanced for a variety of purposes. Flight Instructors are all FAA certified and possess not only the Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) designation, but each are qualified Instrument and Multi-Engine Flight Instructors (CFII, MEI).
For all ages, this flight option is a one-day program which will introduce you to the world of aviation. Upon completion, a “Cub Flight” completion certificate will be issued. Arrive at the airport to meet with a Certified Flight Instructor, tour flight training complex and flight simulators, view the inside of a corporate jet, see aircraft mechanics at work, either fly or ride along in a full-motion FAA Approved Flight Simulator, conduct a preflight inspection on an aircraft, take a 45-minute flight lesson with one of our Certified Flight Instructors—Total Cost for Cub Flight Program: $495
For ages 12 and up, this is an intermediate option that is a six-week program involving flight training and ground school up to pre-solo. The student meets two times per week in four-hour segments for a total of 12 segments or 48 total hours. Upon completion, an “Eagle Flight” completion certificate will be issued.
Six hours of flight training in an aircraft, two hours of flight training in a flight simulator, 6-8 hours of ground school classes, with flight training two times per week. Twelve four-hour training segments required, FAA logbook, Private Pilot text book and training guide provided—Total Cost for Eagle Flight Program: $3,495
For ages 16 and up, an advanced option that is a ten-week program involving flight training and ground school up to and including optional solo flight. The student meets two times per week in four-hour segments for a total of 20 segments or 80 total hours. Upon completion, a “Professional Flight” completion certificate will be issued. If the student conducts a solo flight, a plaque will be issued.
Twelve hours of flight training in an aircraft, two hours of flight training in a flight simulator, 14-16 hours of ground school classes, with flight training two times per week. Twenty four-hour training segments required, FAA logbook, Private Pilot text book and training guide provided, 3rd Class FAA Flight Physical must be completed prior to acceptance, FAA regulations requires participant be fluent in the English language – Total Cost for Professional Flight Program: $5,995
*Additional costs apply.