Flight Training

So you're ready to start work towards getting your pilot's license? Great! Club approved flight instructors are available to help get you from layperson to pilot on a schedule that suits you. We're available to help you with every step of the process.

If you're considering becoming a pilot, joining the club is one of the best decisions you can make.

For more information about flight instruction, please fill out the form below and send a request. Or, you can call (541) 412-5103.

Current club members: You can contact a club approved flight instructor directly here.

Contact an Instructor

  • For example: Get my pilots license, get my instrument rating, zero to airlines, etc.
    We get a lot of inquiries from people who think we're in Brookings, SD. We're just making sure you know that we're not.
  • After submitting this form, your information will be forwarded to a certificated flight instructor in the club. Expect for them to contact you within a day or two.

BFC Ground School

When community interest rises and enough interest is generated, the Brookings Flying Club will hold a "ground school" course, which overs all the knowledge you will need to take your FAA written private pilot test. It includes knowledge such as aerodynamics, weather, and more. All BFC ground school is instructed and supervise by an FAA-certified instructor, and the instruction hours count towards the requirements for your private pilot's license.

This course will teach you:
-basic aerodynamics
-aircraft systems
-flight instrumentation
-airport procedures and operations
-aircraft performance
-enroute flight, navigation
-communication procedures

This course will be twice a week for approximately 6 weeks. The number of individual participants signed up/committed will dictate/determine the location and time frame of the course. The cost of the ground school course is dependent upon the type of materials chosen by the participant. Prices for course materials range from $250.00 to $400.00. The ground school instruction is $0-$200, depending on the instructor. The course will be taught by a local certified flight instructor (CFI) and/or licensed ground instructor.

Course fees do not include your FAA testing fee.

To register for ground school, please use the form at the bottom of this page.

Part 107 Drone Pilot Course

Due to a lack of interest the BFC is not currently offering any Part 107 drone pilot ground school classes.

Registration Form

Use this form to register for a BFC ground school. After your submission, we will contact you with more information.

The instruction itself is free. Students will be required to have certain course materials, which you can either purchase on your own or directly from the Club.

There are currently no courses available for registration.