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Instructor: Garth Baker

Phone: 702-201-0752
shortfinalaviationllc@gmail.com
http://www.shortfinalagi.com
Airplane provided? Yes

Specialties:
Biennial Flight Review
Flight Instruction; High Performance Training and Endorsement; Complex Training and Endorsement

Schedule:

By Appointment.

Location:

Magic Valley and surrounding areas.

Instructor: Kurt Becker

Phone: 208-630-4331
the1KGB@gmail.com

Airplane provided? Yes

Specialties:
Biennial Flight Review
Instrument
Tail Wheel
Back Country
Single engine Sea, Amphib, complex, high performance, skis,

Schedule:

By appointment only.

Location:

Based at Sunrise Skypark (ID40) but can meet anywhere.

Retired pilot/biologist with overs 18,000 hrs of flight time, the majority in single engine fixed wing planes in remote mountainous terrain.  Specialize in professional, personalized instruction with an emphasis on wise stewardship and wilderness dependent flying.  Float, tail wheel, complex and ski equipped aircraft available or receive instruction in your plane.  Real world flying without the fluff.  Based in SW and Central Idaho and Northern Washington or come to you.  

Alt. phone: 208-315-2705

Instructor: Jeff Beers

Phone: 208-761-1219
learntofly.jeff@gmail.com
http://www.learntoflyidaho.com
Airplane provided? Yes

Specialties:
Basic
Biennial Flight Review
Instrument
Back Country

Schedule: 7 days a week by appointment.

Location: Caldwell, Nampa and Boise

I am a full time flight instructor with almost 10 years of flight training experience. I love what I do and truly enjoy teaching others to fly.

Instructor: Ken Couey

Phone: 209-304-4874
kencouey@volcano.net

Airplane provided? No

Specialties:
Basic
Biennial Flight Review
Instrument
Tail Wheel
Back Country
Airports of interest in the Central Sierras

Schedule: By Appointment.

Location: Jackson, CA. ( Amador County - KJAQ ) Westover Field.

Hm 209 274 4060 - MESG

Instructor: Robert (Bob) Del Valle

Phone: 970-846-5140
rdelvall@yahoo.com

Airplane provided? Yes

Specialties:
Basic
Biennial Flight Review
Tail Wheel
Back Country
Mountain familiarization training.

Schedule: I can be available 7 days a week.

Location: My C182A and C170B located at (1S6) Priest River Airport. I also train pilots out of (KSZT) Sandpoint Airport and throughout Idaho, Washington and Montana.

I'm a full time flight instructor providing pilot training for private pilot, tail wheel, high performance and complex aircraft. I specialize in high altitude mountain training and bush flying skills. See: www.halloflighttraining.com.

Instructor: Jeffrey Fouche

Phone: 208-818-5547
jeff.f@flylatitudeaviation.com
http://www.flylatitudeaviation.com
Airplane provided? Yes

Specialties:
Basic
Biennial Flight Review
Instrument
Tail Wheel
Back Country

Schedule: Tues-Sat 8am-4pm or by appointment

Location: KCOE Coeur D' Alene

I'm Chief Instructor for Latitude Aviation, KCOE's premier flight school. The school has a C150, C172, Aeronca Champ/L16B 90hp, and C170B for rent and instruction use. We also offer advanced training in our stunning AATD for primary and instrument students.

Instructor: Amy Hoover

Phone: 509-899-5178
amy@canyonflying.com
http://www.canyonflying.com
Airplane provided? Yes

Specialties:
Biennial Flight Review
Tail Wheel
Back Country
Specializing in tailwheel and back country operations. Experience instructing in all Cessna, Piper, Maule, American Champion, and other tailwheel aircraft. Possible use of 2009 American Champion Explorer if pilot has appropriate experience

Schedule:

Idaho back country June 15 to August 30; Washington Cascades September 1 to June 1.

Location:

Idaho back country (MYL based,) or as arranged. Washington Cascades or other as arranged.

Former Idaho back country air taxi pilot - Amy has been giving back country flight instruction since 1991. Current owner of Canyon Flying, CFII with over 3000 hours dual given and 2000 hours Tailwheel dual given, over 1500 hours C180/185 time.

Instructor: Hunter Horvath

Phone: 208-946-1950
hunterairak@gmail.com
http://www.flynorthidaho.com
Airplane provided? No

Specialties:
Tail Wheel
Back Country
Floats, straight & amphib; DHC-2 Beaver

Schedule: Availability by request, please call or email.

Location: Our home base is Sandpoint, KSZT. We can fly to your airport or grass strip in our Scout. We do trips to Central Idaho, Eastern Washington and Western Montana.

Our "under-construction" website is Flynorthidaho.com, please enjoy it. Safety, Learning and Fun are the basics of our instruction. Instrument instruction and BFR is certainly available, just not our "specialties" as above. We LOVE to make trips to Alaska combining instruction and adventure.

Instructor: James Hudson

Phone: 208-863-4835
flynjim@yahoo.com

Airplane provided? No

Specialties:
Basic
Biennial Flight Review
Back Country
High Perf Endorsement.Spin Training (Only C152/172)

Schedule: Most Anytime, By Appointment

Location: Boise, Nampa, Caldwell, Emmett. Other locations by arrangement.

I have 14 years of Back Country (BC) experience, and 12 years giving BC instruction. I'm an active CFI and the Membership/Safety Director for T-Craft Aero Club (www.t-craft.org). I have presented the annual BC refresher ground school for T-Craft for 12 years. I have taken training from the Challis and McCall Mountain/Canyon flying clinics. I have most of my experience in Cessna 182's. My BC training is limited to tricycle gear. I have flown into most of the popular BC strips, the most difficult being Cabin Creek. BC flying,camping, hiking and fishing are my passion.

Instructor: Jason Hull

Phone: 208-867-1066
hullpirate@gmail.com

Airplane provided? No

Specialties:
Basic
Biennial Flight Review
Instrument

Schedule: Anytime Upon Request

Location: Treasure Valley, McCall, Southern Idaho

I have been a CFI for 16 years, a corporate and airline pilot for over 20, and have experience instructing in everything from a C-150 to Beech Premier Jet, King Air, PC-12.

Instructor: Darin Hunt

Phone: 209-989-8604
airidaho@yahoo.com

Airplane provided? Yes

Specialties:
Basic
Biennial Flight Review
Instrument
Tail Wheel
Back Country
All aspects of flight training basic and Advanced, including Commercial, CFI and CFII.

Schedule: 7 days a week. Call, or e-mail for appointment.

Location: Owner of Air-O-Drome Aviation based at the Caldwell Industrial Airport (KEUL). Online information available www.airidaho.com

I am an Idaho native with extensive experience in nearly all types of aircraft and runway environments. I thoroughly enjoy teaching the many intricacies of aviation, and seeing my students progress efficiently. I feel privileged to take flight, and the excitement of it never ceases!

Instructor: Kenneth Larson

Phone: 208-263-0326
ken@imaxmail.net
http://www.pilottrainingnw.com
Airplane provided? Yes

Specialties:
Basic
Instrument
Tail Wheel

Schedule: By appointment. Also upset recovery training at 65S in Citabria

Location: KSZT for Part 61 primary, private and sport pilot. At 65S for upset recovery training at Northern Air

cell 208 304-1121

Instructor: Paul Leadabrand

Phone: 208-477-1318
kitfox.training@gmail.com
http://www.stick-rudder.com
Airplane provided? Yes

Specialties:
Basic
Biennial Flight Review
Tail Wheel
Back Country
Kitfox-specific flight training and sales demonstration - for builders or buyers - to meet common-sense currency, proficiency, and insurance requirements.Turbo-charged tailwheel-configured AND nose-wheel Kitfox's available

Schedule: Year round All days - All hours. Prefer Email for contact - as we can more timely receive & reply, via satellite internet, when training in the backcountry.

Location: Our Kitfox's are now based at a private out-in-the-country airport - Greenleaf Air Ranch (Please see contact us page for a map). We'd be happy to bring the Kitfox to you, for training on your home turf. If traveling in from out-of-state or country - please see the web site for hotel and travel logistics recommendations.

Stick & Rudder Aviation is the only factory-endorsed Kitfox-Specific flight training school in the world. Specializing in Mountain-oriented tailwheel flight training in NEW Big-tired, Spirited (turbo-charged), factory-built, Light Sport Kitfox's. We offer an "Accelerated" flight training program toward a Sport, Recreational, or Private Pilot license. Consider our "Backcountry Training Tours" - a different Wilderness Ranch each night - mastering a wide variety of one-way sloped airstrips by day. Please review our web site for an extensive amount of information.

Instructor: Lori MacNichol-Gregory

Phone: 208-634-1344
admin@mountaincanyonflying.com
http://www.mountaincanyonflying.com
Airplane provided? Yes

Specialties:
Tri-cycle, conventional gear/tailwheel, backcountry, turbine, and piston. Aviation safety training addressing off pavement landing areas that include side hills, doglegs, dips, and steep gradient landings within confined areas to minimize risk while flying in this unique environment. I give dual in every type of aircraft from twin turbines to piston from general aviation to military aircraft.

Schedule: Year round; email or call for scheduling.

Location: Idaho and Utah backcountry. Flight school located on the field in McCall, Idaho. I have lived in McCall for 30+ years.

I advocate pilots use their own aircraft for dual flight instruction; rental aircraft are also available from my school. I learned to fly in 1981 in McCall, Idaho and became a commercial pilot flying as an air taxi pilot in the Frank Church Wilderness in 1989 and founded McCall Mountain and Canyon Seminars with the late Lyn Clark. McCall Mountain and Canyon Flying currently employs 12 CFI's that have collectively given over 75,000 hours of dual flight instruction in the backcountry.

Instructor: Jeanne MacPherson

Phone: 406-459-9408
jemacpherson@msn.com
http://www.mountainairdancellc.com
Airplane provided? Yes

Specialties:
Biennial Flight Review
Tail Wheel
Back Country
Emergency Maneuver Training,Spin and basic aerobatics

Schedule: Available year round: call or email for scheduling.

Location: KHLN, Helena, MT

Jeanne MacPherson, Master CFI- Aerobatic, has been flying throughout the Northern Rockies for over 24 years. Jeanne is a former Chief Pilot with the Aeronautics Division, Montana Department of Transportation. Prior to working for the State of Montana, Jeanne was a freight pilot, and flight instructor. She is a commercial pilot and CFI-I with SEL, MEL, and SES ratings.

Instructor: Mike Marquette

Phone: 208-339-0663
mm9132j@aol.com

Airplane provided? Yes

Specialties:
Basic
Biennial Flight Review
Instrument
Commercial

Schedule: Monday through Saturday

Location: Blackfoot, Idaho

Aircraft includes a Cessna 172 and a Cherokee 180 both with GNS 430W. Mike Has 4800 hours and has given over 3000 hrs of flight instruction.

Instructor: David Martin

Phone: 208-830-8390
sanjuancfi@gmail.com

Airplane provided? Yes

Specialties:
Basic
Biennial Flight Review
Instrument

Schedule: Available upon request, as well as through the Ponderosa Aero Club of Boise

Location: BOI based. Available for all parts of SW Idaho, from MYL to TWF to BOI.

Please find the Ponderosa Aero Club (http://www.ponderosaaero.org/) and see how they can make flying enjoyable!

Instructor: Doug McFall

Phone: 208-324-0011
djmcfall@yahoo.com

Airplane provided? Yes

Specialties:
Biennial Flight Review
Tail Wheel
Jump pilot training.Insurance check rides.Pre Alaska training.

Schedule: Weekends

Location: KTWF-KJER-Buhl

Club check outs for local flying clubs. Law Enforcement related flight training. Pilot since April 1972, CFI since July 1986.

Instructor: Robert Patrick

Phone: 208-549-0303
nx149tw@yahoo.com

Airplane provided? No

Specialties:
Biennial Flight Review
Tail Wheel
Back Country

Schedule: Retired; any time.

Location: Weiser or McCall

Backcountry experience in Alaska, Montana, Idaho, and Canada. Alt phone: 208-315-3706

Instructor: Bobby Picker

Phone: 208-521-1446
ipilot1@q.com

Airplane provided? No

Specialties:
Basic
Biennial Flight Review
Instrument

Schedule: Just about anytime I am not in the air already

Location: KIDA

Avcenter KIDA 208-523-8855

Instructor: Manny Puerta

Phone: 775-771-2794
mannypuerta@gmail.com

Airplane provided? No

Specialties:
Biennial Flight Review
Instrument
Tail Wheel
Back Country
Turbine

Schedule:

Open.

Location:

Primarily Reno/Carson City, NV with summers in Alaska.

Experience in Sierra Nevada, Idaho, British Columbia, Yukon Territories and Alaska. Have owned my 185 since 2000.

Instructor: Michael Schwartz

Phone: 406-880-8094
dacha1957@yahoo.com

Airplane provided? Yes

Specialties:
Basic
Biennial Flight Review
Instrument
Tail Wheel
Back Country

Schedule: Appointment requested

Location: Operate out of 32S (Stevensville, Montana)

Michael Schwartz ATP/CFII has lived and flown throughout Montana and the western U.S. for 35+ years. Experienced in backcountry instruction, Alaska/Montana Part 135 operations, USFS/Montana DFWP flights, and low/high altitude photogrammetric mapping. Alt phone: 808-462-3831

Instructor: Leigh Smith

Phone: 574-806-6661
Leighc46@hotmail.com
http://www.techflying.com
Airplane provided? Yes

Specialties:
Basic
Biennial Flight Review
Instrument
Tail Wheel
Back Country
Multi-engine, Glider

Schedule: Year around by appointment.

Location: Based in Knox, IN, KOXI, many good practice strips at my base. Will instruct in the Idaho Backcountry in your plane. Flying to all the strips the plane is capable of performing in.

See my website www.techflying.com

Instructor: Rich Stowell

Phone: 805-218-0161
Rich@RichStowell.com
http://www.RichStowell.com
Airplane provided? Yes

Specialties:
Biennial Flight Review
Tail Wheel
Spin, emergency maneuver, and basic aerobatic training.

Schedule: Summer months in Cascade/McCall, generally mid-June through mid-October. Other times weather permitting.

Location: Home base is Cascade, ID (U70); other locations by prior arrangement.

As appropriate, emergency maneuver training can be provided in owner-supplied airplanes in conjunction with use of my Decathlon. Eight-time Master Instructor and 2006 National CFI of the Year.

Instructor: Jerry Terlisner

Phone: 208-859-7959
jtflys@live.com

Airplane provided? No

Specialties:
Basic
Biennial Flight Review
Instrument
Tail Wheel
Back Country

Schedule: Anytime by arrangement.

Location: Based in Boise, but can meet anywhere.

Instructor since 1989. Tailwheel owner since 1972.

Instructor: Amanda Vansickle

Phone: 541-450-4075
vansickleamanda@yahoo.com

Airplane provided? Yes

Specialties:
Advanced Ground Instructor

Schedule: Variable

Location: Oregon Idaho

Will come to your airport at your convenience for Ground instruction in preparation for FAA testing.

These listings are submitted to the IAA by those who are offering their services. The IAA does not verify the content of the listings nor does the IAA accept any responsibility for any errors, misstatements or omissions in these listings. Anyone having a question about the accuracy of a listing should contact the person listing his/her services directly. The IAA cannot be an arbiter of any challenges or disputes.

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