Get your Pilot Certificates and Ratings with us.

We will customize your training to fit your needs. We have 10 hour blocks of time available to purchase. Additionally, we also provide additional training in the form of Flight Reviews, Instrument Proficiency Checks, Complex Endorsement Training, and Cirrus Transition Training.

Additional Training

Cirrus Transition Training

Price determined by proficiency of pilot and current fuel and rental rates.

Discovery Flights

A Discovery Flight is an introduction to flight lessons. We provide 30 minute, 60 minute, or any length of time you desire to discover the joys of flight. Gift Certificates are available.

Flight Review

Price determined by proficiency of pilot and current fuel and rental rates.

Instrument Proficiency Check

Price determined by proficiency of pilot and current fuel and rental rates.

Complex Endorsement Training

Price determined by proficiency of pilot and current fuel and rental rates.
Our simulator enables the safe and effective practice of procedures that can’t be done in the aircraft, and also improves pilot skills by developing proficiency through the integration of flight lessons. We have FAA part 141 training courses in ‘Private Pilot’ and ‘Instrument Rating’.

Instrument Proficiency in Simulator

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Our instructors can teach in your plane or ours.

If you own a plane but need refresher, recurrent, or additional training, our instructors can help.

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Lis Hendrickson

Total time exceeds 4000 hours.

Lis has a FAA Commercial certificate. She is also a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI/CFII) as well as a Platinum Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot. Lis is well known in the Duluth/Superior area and beyond. She specializes in advanced pilot instruction; instrument rating, commercial certificate, CFI certificate and Cirrus transitions.

Mark Sowl


Mark has been a pilot since 1975.  He is a retired US Marine Officer and a retired Captain, Duluth Fire Department.  He has been interested in aviation since his days as an enlisted crewmember on aircraft in Vietnam.  He currently is a Command Pilot in the Civil Air Patrol and an Aircraft Commander in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Air.   He holds an FAA Commercial Certificate and is licensed as a CFI, CFII and MEI and was initially certified as a flight instructor in 1988.  Mark has been very active during the past four years instructing in various aircraft in the Duluth Superior area and has prepared numerous students as Private, Instrument, Commercial, and Certified Flight Instructor pilots in single and multi-engine aircraft.

Dan Mini

Total time exceeds 10,000 hours.

Dan is a veteran with approximately 4000 hours flying with the Airforce. He holds a FAA Commercial certificate as well as a Flight Instructor with Instrument certificate and Multi-Engine Instructor rating. Dan is a graduate of UWS with a B.S. in sociology and history.

Collin Blair


Collin has an FAA Commercial certificate and is a Certified Flight Instructor. He started flying when he was 15 years old, then pursued aviation at the University of North Dakota where he earned a B.S. in Aeronautics.

Lauren Entringer

Lauren Entringer CFI in Duluth

Lauren holds an FAA Commercial Certificate for Single Engine and Multi-Engine Land Aircraft. She is a Certified Flight Instructor, CFII, MEI, and AGI. She received her B.S. in Aviation Science with an emphasis in Professional Piloting from Utah Valley University online while pursuing all of her flight ratings in her hometown of Green Bay, WI.

Samanth Ripley

Samantha earned her Private Pilot Certificate at Iowa Lakes Community College at 18 the summer after graduating high school. She then went on to earn her B.S. in Aeronautics at UND majoring in Commercial Aviation. While at college she did aerobatic flying in the Super Decathlon. She is a CFI and CFII and has her Multi-Engine rating. Samantha also works for Lake Country Service LLC down at Sky Harbor airport.

*All prices include fuel, taxes and fees