We provide affordable flight training tailored to your schedule. Flying out of McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport, in Jackson, TN

The FAA requires 40 hours minimum training to obtain a Private Pilot License under Part 61 rules.  If you are able to finish the training in the minimum time required, you can expect to spend approximately $7,500 – $10,000 to obtain you Private Pilot License. This is dependent upon the minimum time and good self-study habits. Our Instructors will do everything possible to help and encourage you to finish at or very close to the minimum time.

Our Aircraft

New Rental Fees Effective January 1, 2023

We have five aircraft located at McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport in Jackson, TN for training and rental.

AircraftHourly /wet
Cessna 150LN18032$130
Cessna 172LN19701$160
Piper Cherokee 180N9101J$160
Piper Arrow 180N7584J$210
Champion 7ECN134JA$185

All hourly rates are wet (includes fuel) and does not include instructor fees. $5 per hour discount for 10 hour block purchase.

Instructor fees are as follows:

  1. $55 per hour in Old School Aircraft’s airplane
  2. $65 per hour in student’s airplane

All ground instruction is $55 per hour.

All renters are encouraged to purchase a non-owners/rental insurance policy. ACA 7EC rental requires rental policy

Each airplane has a multi-service fuel card provided.

Any fuel purchase by renter that exceeds the price of fuel at KMKL, the renter is responsible for the difference 

3% service will be added to all credit card transactions.

Our Instructors

Will Helms
Flight Instructor
Shane Richards
Flight Instructor
Mike Chase
Flight Instructor


Located at McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport in Jackson Tennessee

286 Grady Montgomery Drive
Jackson, Tennessee

(731) 467-0995 – Shane
(731) 616-9455 – Will