Whatever your training goals, be assured that at OFC the training will be complete.  Our belief is that there are FOUR CORNERSTONES to a well trained pilot:

                                                         • 
*SOUND FLYING SKILLS* 
                                                         • 
*PROCEDURAL DISCIPLINE* 
                                                         • 
*BROAD AERONAUTICAL KNOWLEDGE*
                                                         • 
*EFFECTIVE AERONAUTICAL DECISION MAKING*

WE TEACH THESE CORNERSTONES  DURING EVERY FLIGHT, GROUND, AND SIMULATOR TRAINING LESSON!!!


So what do you seek?  Primary training to earn your initial pilot certificate; advanced training to add to your certificates, ratings, experience and skill; or currency and proficiency with a flight review or IPC?  Whatever your training objectives you will find the flight and ground instruction offered at OFC is outstanding; with a focus on instilling the fundamentals of flight, adherence to procedures, a wide base of aviation knowledge, and superior aeronautical decision making; the four cornerstones of a safe pilot.  In fact we insist on that because our founder and chief instructor has a passion for providing exceptional training that will enhance your flying experiences because you will know that all your techniques, procedures, knowledge and risk management are the best they can be.  

INTRODUCTORY FLIGHT


Uncover your passion for flying through a Discovery or Introductory Flight.  The Intro Flight will consist of a ground and flight lesson that will be logged and count toward the training required to earn your pilot certificate.  It is not a joy ride (although it will be great fun); this is your initial flight lesson designed to give you a real insight about learning to fly.  The links to forms found on the Rates & Fees / Forms page will offer more explanation as to what the Intro Flight entails.  We offer Introductory Flight flat rates as set forth below so you know exactly how much it costs:

                 Basic Intro Flight                              Advance Intro Flight                           Ultimate Intro Flight
              (1/2 hr. grd., 1/2 hr. flt.)                           (1/2 hr. grd., 1 hr. flt.)                             (1 hr. grd., 1 hr. flt.)
            $123...J3;    $139...172K                       $208...J3;    $241...172K                      $241...J3;    $273...172K

PRIMARY  TRAINING

When you realize flying is for you we will offer you a training program that meets your needs at rates you can afford, with no contracts or commitments required.  We will take the time to discuss the curriculum; your schedule and when you will be available to train; the ground school alternatives; the testing; and the anticipated costs.  OFC will strive to offer you what will work within your time and budget.  We will also discuss what your effort and dedication can result in...a coveted Pilot License, called a Certificate.  Through the link below you will find the curriculum for the three stages of primary flight training and the topics of study leading to certification as a Private, Recreational, or Sport Pilot.

Primary training curriculum  Training Curriculum Pvt, Rec, Sport.pdf


Primary Training Instructor Rates:  
(no previous or current pilot certification held)         Add $10 per hour to all rates for Chief Flight Instructor
$50 per hour 
Youth (under 18)...subtract $5 from hourly rate
Owner Aircraft...add $15 to hourly rate                 (see Rental Fleet page for aircraft rates)

ADVANCED TRAINING

OFC offers flight and ground instruction from Sport Pilot to Flight Instructor.  We also provide flight reviews, instrument proficiency checks, and endorsements for tailwheel, complex and high performance aircraft.  Additionally, we offer safety pilot services and specialized ground and flight training to allow you to brush up on any skill or knowledge, or transition to another aircraft.  So talk with us about your next aviation goal and we will help you reach it.  We especially welcome you back to aviation if you have a pilot certificate but have not flown in a while.  Through the links below you will find the curriculums and information forms for various advanced training.  (Minimum 1.5 hrs Ground and 1.5 hrs Flight for Flight Reviews & IPCs)
            

Tailwheel Endorsement Curriculum  Training Curriculum Tailwheel.pdf

Instrument Rating Curriculum  Training Curriculum Instrument Rating.pdf

Flight Review Prep Guide Course at www.faasafety.gov and bring Flight Review Pilot Info Form  Flight Review Form.pdf

IPC Review Guide Course at www.faasafety.gov and bring Instrument Proficiency Check Pilot Info Form  IPC Form.pdf

Advanced Training Instructor Rates:  
(previous or current pilot certification held)         Add $10 per hour to all rates for Chief Flight Instructor
$55 per hour single engine;   $60 per hour multiengine

Youth (under 18)...subtract $5 from hourly rate

Owner Aircraft...add $15 to hourly rate                (see Rental Fleet page for aircraft rates)

SIMULATOR TRAINING

We have expanded our facilities to bring you more training options through the use of flight simulators.  These devices, while not a substitute for actual flight, are a valuable learning tool to help engrain procedures and skills to keep your training on pace.  The sim also provides an alternative during those bad weather days or when funds are limited.  

(Instructor rates same as above)                (see Rental Fleet page for Simulator rates)

GROUND SCHOOL

At other flight schools ground instruction is not offered at all or is an overlooked aspect of pilot training; not at OFC because we understand that broad aeronautical knowledge is one of the four cornerstones of a safe and proficient pilot.  OFC offers flexible ground school arrangements to meet your needs and schedule; from one-on-one sessions, group sessions, and all day or weekend courses.  Along with these options some home study should also be part of your training and we offer the written and video based training materials you will need.  (Instructor rates same as above).


                   *****TIME BUILDING AND SPECIALTY TRAINING FLIGHTS*****


A unique OFC offering to help you broaden your flying.  Long range trips can offer training and time building you can't typically receive during a routine lesson or local flight.  So if your purpose is to travel, gain flight hours, training, and experience; here is your opportunity..... Take advantage by using these unique training events to build time and experience; some for CHEAP!  And bring someone if we have room because passengers can ride along for pro-rata fuel cost only.

MY / STUDENT TRIPS:   Aircraft rate 50% if my trip;  Instructor Rate full  (Student flys, logs flight time, receives instruction)

SAFETY PILOT (min. Private Cert & medical):   Aircraft Rate 50%no Instructor fee  (Student logs flight time, does not fly)

FLY-OUTS:  Share expenses with other students and receive discounted rates




Training

ORLANDI FLIGHT CENTER, LLC
36 LAMBERT RD.
BLAIRSTOWN, NJ 07825
201-874-5458
go@orlandiflightcenter.com
Mailing address:
140 Kerrs Corner Rd.
Blairstown, NJ 07825

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LESS THAN ONE TENTH OF ONE PERCENT OF THE WORLD POPULATION ENJOYS A PILOT CERTIFICATE...
BE ONE OF THEM!   



ENHANCE YOUR LIFE BY BEGINNING YOUR FLYING ADVENTURE TODAY!



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...FLYING IS THE ANSWER...

The core reason ORLANDI FLIGHT CENTER exists is to offer our students the absolute best flight training they can find anywhere.  We can do this because we love to teach, and if you love to do something you do it well.  Our Part 61 flight and ground training, provided by FAA certificated instructors, will comprehensively cover not only what you need to pass the tests, but what you need for confident, enjoyable, real world flying.

In fact, our flight school is so superior that we have been recognized as a standout among flight training providers!  In 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016 OFC & Geoff Orlandi were both recipients of the AOPA Flight Training Excellence Awards, which are based on what matters most, the opinions of flight students and renters.

  • Tailwheel endorsement       
  • Complex endorsement 
  • Commercial Certificate         
  • Flight  Instructor Certificate
  • Proficiency training
  • Sport Pilot
  • Recreational Pilot 
  • Private Pilot 
  • Multiengine Rating         
  • Instrument  Rating                 

Click to view  2013 AWARD   AOPA 2013 Excellence Awards.pdf
Click to view  2014 AWARD   AOPA 2014 Excellence Awards.pdf

Click to view  2015 AWARD   AOPA 2015 Excellence Awards.pdf
Click to view  2016 AWARD   AOPA 2016 Excellence Awards.pdf



FLYING RELEASES THE MIND AND SPIRIT FROM THE MUNDANE

Want Pride of Accomplishment?
Earn a Pilot Certificate!
Want to Expand Your Personal Boundaries?

Engage in Aviation!
 Want your Children to Focus?
Offer them Flight and Ground Training!


TRAINING OFFERED:

  • High Performance endorsement           
  • Flight Review     
  • Instrument Proficiency Check
  • Return to Flying programs

ENHANCE YOUR LIFE.....FLY