If you’re interested in becoming an aviator, our friendly staff is dedicated to making it happen.

Our flight school is staffed with the most experienced instructors in the Tampa Bay area, having logged thousands of hours in training student pilots locally. Our instructors can customize your learning experience to suit your personal needs, whether your goal is to begin a career in aviation and take an accelerated path towards the commercial level, or to fulfill your dream of becoming a private pilot at your own pace.

St. Pete Air offers flight training under F.A.R. Part 61 criteria for all ratings. Our primary training fleet consists of Cessna 172 G1000, Cessna 172 P, and Piper Archer/Arrow models equipped with Garmin GNS-430 GPS systems. All aircraft are equipped with state-of-the-art Traffic Awareness Systems to provide you with the highest level of safety.

Not Sure If Becoming A Pilot Is Right For You?  Book A $69 Discovery Flight!

Take the controls of our Cessna 172S with a Certified Flight Instructor on a flight around the St. Pete area and determine if the path of aviation is for you!  Passengers welcome for $25.  Some restrictions apply.

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Certificates & Ratings Offered

  • Private Pilot

  • Instrument Pilot

  • Commercial Pilot

  • CFI Pilot

  • High Performance Rating

  • Complex Rating

Flight & Ground Instruction Rates

Rates are twofold:  you’ll pay the instructor rate plus the rental rate of the plane of your choice.

Standard Instructor Rate: $65.00/hr
Club Member Instructor Rate: $57.20/hr

Plane Rental: Rates Vary – click for specific rates on each plane

Private Pilot Ground School

Next course announcement coming soon. Contact Brian Williams, bwilliams@stpeteair.org for registration and details.

St. Pete Air will be conducting a ground school course every quarter. The course will focus on the oral component of the private pilot check ride and will be useful for students pursuing a private pilot license, those returning to flying, or those seeking a refresher course. Class will be held on a weekday evening from 6-8 pm for 6 weeks.

Club members: $199.00, Non members: $299.00

Topics Covered:

  • Aircraft Systems
  • Airport Information
  • Airspace and Sectional
  • Weather Analysis
  • Performance Calculations
  • Cross Country Planning

Course includes 12 hours of ground class.  Please inquire at bwilliams@stpeteair.org or 727-755-1359.

Book a Discovery Flight to see if becoming a pilot is for you.  Only $69!

Take the controls of our Cessna 172S with a Certified Flight Instructor on a flight around the St. Pete area and determine if the path of aviation is for you!  Passengers welcome for $25.  Some restrictions apply.

Book A Discovery Flight Now

Packages

(Packages Are Nonrefundable; One Time Payment Required)

Solo Course Packages

Includes 15 hours of dual flight instruction with 5 hours of ground, headset and flight bag with required materials. Do the math… this will save you a few hundred dollars!!

Solo Course Packages

Cessna 172P Skyhawk with Garmin 430 (w/ Traffic) = $2985.00
Cessna 172S Skyhawk with Garmin G1000 = $3395.00

Instrument Safety Course Packages

Designed to take your Private Pilot experience to a safer level with increased instrument training. Can be used towards your instrument rating.

Instrument Safety Course Packages

Cessna 172P Skyhawk or Piper Archer = $1995.00
Cessna 172SP Skyhawk with G1000 or Piper Arrow = $2295.00

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