Flying Lessons: Flight Instruction in   Concord, Ca (Buchanan Field)
Interested in Learning to Fly?
Looking to train for a Private, Instrument, Commercial, Multi-Engine or Flight Instructor license ?

I invite you to compare our training cost estimates to those given by other schools. I strive to give you a realistic estimate of what you can expect to pay for any pilot certificate or rating. Some schools, in order to make themselves look more attractive, quote prices based on FAA-mandated minimum training times, and do not mention other costs not associated with their school, such as written tests or examiner?s fees. Their quotes are often underestimated.

Here is what they do not tell you: very few people get a Private Pilot Certificate in 40 hours. According to the FAA's Oakland Flight Standards District Office, the national average is just over 70 hours. Unless you have a high degree of natural ability and are able to train daily, you can expect to become a Private Pilot in about 55 hours. All of our estimates are based on realistic numbers, include all fees [even those not associated with our Club, and lean strongly towards the conservative side to protect you. The time length required to accomplish the different courses depends on the student's availability and schedule. Since we do not offer "guaranteed packages", you will work your time schedule with your instructor, based on your commitment to the training. I will then be able to give you a realistic time estimate for the course.
About Kent

Kent has always been passionate about flying. In addition to his flight instruction activities, he's an active commercial pilot, flying various types of complex aircraft as a member of aircrews out of Buchanan Field. As part of the challenge of flying, he's added the following certificates to his flying resume:

  • Single-engine commercial pilot's certificate

  • Multi-engine commercial pilot's certificate

  • Single-engine flight instructor's certificate

  • Instrument flight instructor's certificate

When Kent isn't flying, he's a Real Estate Broker and Developer. He loves being a flight instructor on evenings and weekends, teaching students in the beautiful, complex San Francisco Bay Area airspace. Kent is available for instruction in Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) for the light sport pilot's certifcate and regularly instructs in aircraft manufactured by Cessna, Piper, Cirrus, Mooney and Bonanza. He's also available for advanced ground instruction. He holds a bachelors degree from San Jose State.