OUR AWARDS

​​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

Click to view  2017 AWARD   AOPA 2017 Experience Awards.pdf

Click to view 2018 AWARD    AOPA 2018 Experience Awards.pdf

Click to view 2019 AWARD    FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR of the YEAR.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  (Self-Paced, Accelerated, or Zero to Hero):

Single Engine,  Multiengine,  Light Sport,  Tailwheel      

  • Instrument Rating       
  • Multiengine Rating
  • Tailwheel Endorsement        
  • Complex Endorsement
  • High Performance Endorsement

Self-Paced & Accelerated Training / Career Tracks / Rental / Funds     

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


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               ENHANCE YOUR LIFE BY BEGINNING YOUR FLYING ADVENTURE TODAY                 


GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

  • Sport Pilot
  • Recreational Pilot 
  • Private Pilot 
  • Commercial Pilot        
  • ATP Single & Multi                 

Training

...FLYING IS THE ANSWER...

Airport Bases in NJ & FL:

    Blairstown Airport  (1N7)      

            36 Lambert Rd.

            Blairstown, NJ  07825

    Wimauma Air Park  (FD77)               6505 CR 674

            Wimauma, FL  33598


Mailing Address:

            140 Kerrs Corner Rd.

            Blairstown, NJ  07825



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. OFC's training culture is about promoting excellence in airmanship.

Explore the information below to learn about our award winning approach to teaching pilots. You can consider a SELF-PACED, ACCELERATED, or ZERO TO HERO path to reach your flying goals, depending on your time and budget. Then contact us to discuss the details further, answer your questions, and get you off the ground.  

  • Flight Instructor Certificates
  • Flight Review        
  • Instrument Proficiency Check
  • Proficiency / Rental Checkout
  • Return to Flying Programs

Whatever your training goals, be assured that at OFC the training will be complete. What guides our philosophy toward training is what we know to be the 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 top notch. Share your training experience if you wish...we allow free ride alongs when appropriate.  



INTRODUCTORY FLIGHT    (Rates are ALL INCLUSIVE; NO HIDDEN FEES OR TAX) 

Start your flight training through a comprehensive Introductory Flight. The Intro Flight will consist of a comprehensive 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 training syllabus lesson. If you seek a less formal lesson go to the Discovery Flights page for info on that option. Even if you have had some flight training elsewhere, this is our introduction to each other and your introduction to OFC, our aircraft, syllabus, and your instructor. It kicks off your formal flight training the right way. 

                            *****Preflight Inspection and Post Flight Debriefing included in all Introductory Flights*****


          Basic Intro Flight Flat Rate                Advance Intro Flight Flat Rate                Ultimate Intro Flight Flat Rate

(1/2 hr. ground, 1/2 hr. preflight, 1/2 hr. flight)     (1/2 hr. ground, 1/2 hr. preflight, 1 hr. flight)        (1 hr. ground., 1/2 hr. preflight, 1 hr. flight)


                                                                                      NEW JERSEY LOCATION


       Piper J3 Cub.................$204                      Piper J3 Cub.................$322                     Piper J3 Cub.................$365    

       Cessna 172L.................$206                     Cessna 172L.................$332                     Cessna 172L.................$372


                                                                               FLORIDA LOCATION


       Piper J3 Cub.................$204                     Piper J3 Cub..................$322                     Piper J3 Cub..................$365

       Piper Cherokee 140......$206                     Piper Cherokee 140.......$332                     Piper Cherokee 140......$372

       Cessna 172K.................$206                    Cessna 172K..................$332                     Cessna 172K.................$372



PRIMARY  TRAINING    (Rates are ALL INCLUSIVE; NO HIDDEN FEES OR TAX)     

When you realize flying is your desire you can begin a SELF-PACED 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; how to schedule; ground school; 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 on the Forms / Handouts page 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 Instructor Rates:     Applies if you do not hold a pilot certificate, except a student certificate 

 
                   *****Preflight Briefing, Preflight Inspection, & Postflight Debriefing included in all Instructor Rates*****


Flight Instructor.....$60 per hour            Senior Instructor.....$70 per hour             Asst. Chief / Chief Instructor.....$80 per hour
 See Rental Fleet page for Aircraft Rates
Add $5 per hour to CFI Rate for Tailwheel / Multiengine          Add $20 per hour to CFI Rate for Owner Aircraft



ADVANCED TRAINING    (Rates are ALL INCLUSIVE; NO HIDDEN FEES OR TAX)    

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 and on the Forms / Handouts page you will find the curriculums and information forms for Flight Reviews, IPCs, and various advanced training. Minimum 1.5 hrs Ground and 1.5 hrs Flight for Flight Reviews & IPCs​.
            

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:     Applies if you hold a pilot certificate other than a student certificate


                     *****Preflight Briefing, Preflight Inspection, & Postflight Debriefing included in all Instructor Rates*****


Flight Instructor.....$65 per hour            Senior Instructor.....$75 per hour             Asst. Chief / Chief Instructor.....$85 per hour

 See Rental Fleet page for Aircraft Rates

Add $5 per hour to CFI Rate for Tailwheel / Multiengine          Add $20 per hour to CFI Rate for Owner Aircraft

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ACCELERATED TRAINING    (Rates are ALL INCLUSIVE; NO HIDDEN FEES OR TAX)      


Priority scheduling with flexible training dates and timelines set these offerings apart. These ACCELERATED programs are for a fixed time duration and price. If you want to get your rating in the shortest time and for a predictable cost these are designed for you. Actual cost can vary. If any excess funds remain they will be refunded or credited to you for a course or rental so you have no risk of over-payment by paying for time you do not use. If you need added training the price will be at hourly rates as listed above and on the Rental Fleet page. Your first payment will secure your start date. We cannot guarantee you will complete training in the allotted time frame due to variables such as pilot proficiency, weather, maintenance, illness or emergency, etc. Also, the time durations assume above average knowledge and proficiency acquisition skills. We don't require knowledge tests be done in advance but the more prepared (knowledge & skill) the quicker the accelerated training will go. Knowledge test cost is not included in the price but our ground instruction will greatly help you prepare if you do not complete the written in advance. Based on all variables it is obvious that completion times are our best estimate; results will vary and you may complete the program in more or less time than estimated. We can swap some ground for flight or vise versa if you are stronger in one and weaker in the other. Some longer programs can be completed in a shorter time if it is agreed to increase the training days per week and/or hours per day. Any additional training necessary to achieve proficiency is at normal applicable aircraft and instructor rates. Fees for excess hours will be due and payable as incurred during the course of each training program. DPE fee and scheduling of checkride, where applicable to the accelerated program, are not included in the program cost and training time. Aircraft documents and training materials can be found on the Forms / Handouts page. Any other materials and items are not included in the program price. KEEP IN MIND WHEN COMPARING OUR COURSES WITH THOSE AT OTHER SCHOOLS: UNREALISTIC FLIGHT TIME PROGRAMS LEAD TO UNREALISTIC PRICE QUOTES, RESULTING IN ADDITIONAL FEES. THAT'S WHY OUR PROGRAMS HAVE REALISTIC HOUR ESTIMATES FOR FAST LEARNERS. HOWEVER, MOST STUDENTS WILL NEED ADDITIONAL HOURS SO WILL INCUR SOME ADDED FEES.



Sport Pilot ASEL  (J3 Cub):   Prerequisites - None  (10 Cub Dual - 10 Dual, Solo & Checkride in student supplied airplane) 

Fee  $5050  - Payment in full to receive bookings

Curriculum - 20 hrs Dual / 5 hrs Solo / 2 hrs Ride / 15 hrs Ground Training / 1 Month @ 4 days/week  (1.5 flt/day)


Private Pilot ASEL  (Cherokee 140; 172K & L):   Prerequisites - None

Fee  $15,550 - Payment $9300 to receive bookings; $6250 at 25 program flight hours

Curriculum - 40 hrs Dual / 10 hrs Solo / 2 hrs Ride / 35 hrs Ground Training / 2 Months @ 4 days/week  (1.5 flt/day)


Time Building to Instrument  (Cherokee 140; 172K & L):   Prerequisites - Private Pilot 

Fee  $6850 - Payment in full to receive bookings

Curriculum - 17 hrs XC Dual (including 15 hrs hood or actual) / 13 hrs Cross Country Solo / 10 Days  (3.0 flt/day)


Instrument Rating  (Cherokee 140; 172K & L):   Prerequisites - Private Pilot; 18 hrs Instrument; 35 hrs Cross Country PIC

Fee  $8850 - Payment in full to receive bookings

Curriculum - 25 hrs Dual (including 22 hrs hood or actual) / 2 hrs Ride / 20 hrs Ground Training / 10 Days  (2.5 flt/day) 


Time Building to Commercial  (Cherokee 140; 172K & L):   Prerequisites - Private Pilot

Fee  $14,150 (if not IFR, Twh, Cplx, HP custom quote) - Payment $8500 to receive bookings; $5650 at 40 program hours  

​Curriculum - 80 PIC flight hrs / 2 Months @ 4 days/week  (2.4 flt/day)


Commercial Pilot  (Cherokee 140; 172K & L):   Prerequisites - Private Pilot; 195 hrs; 45 hrs PIC; 15 XC PIC; IFR; CPLX

Fee  $13,250 (not IFR & CPLX then custom quote) - Payment $8000 to receive bookings; $5250 at 25 program hours

Curriculum - 20 hrs Flight Training / 35 hrs Solo / 2 hrs Ride / 15 hrs Ground Training / 1 Month @ 4 days/week  (3.2 flt/day)​


Private / Commercial Multiengine Add On  (Seneca II):   Prerequisites - at least Private Pilot

Fee  $6650 (not Complex & HP then add cost below) - Payment in full to receive bookings

Curriculum - 10 hrs Flight Training / 2 hrs Ride / 8 hrs Ground Training / 5 Days  (2.0 flt/day)     


CFI Initial  (Cherokee 140; 172K & L):   Prerequisites - Commercial Pilot; Instrument Rating 

Fee  $6550 (not Spin Endorsed then add cost below) - Payment in full to receive bookings

Curriculum - 15 hrs Flight Training / 2 hrs Ride / 25 hrs Ground Training / 10 Days  (2.2 flt/day)


CFI Instrument Instructor Add On  (Cherokee 140; 172K & L):   Prerequisites - CFI

Fee  $3950 - Payment in full to receive bookings

Curriculum - 10 hrs Flight Training / 2 hrs Ride / 10 hrs Ground Training / 5 Days  (2.0 flt/day)


CFI Multiengine Instructor Add On  (Seneca II):   Prerequisites - CFI; Commercial Pilot Multiengine  

Fee  $9350 ($6750 if you have 5 hours PIC Multiengine) - Payment in full to receive bookings 

Curriculum - without 5 hrs Multi PIC.....15 hrs Flight Training / 2 hrs Ride / 10 hrs Ground Training / 7 Days  (2.2 flt/day)

                  - with 5 hrs Multi PIC.....10 hrs Flight Training / 2 hrs Ride / 10 hrs Ground Training / 5 Days  (2.0 flt/day) 


Tailwheel Endorsement  (J3 Cub):   Prerequisites - at least Student Pilot

Fee  $1950 - Payment in full to receive bookings

Curriculum - 7 hrs Flight Training / 2 hrs Ground Training / 2 Days  (3.5 flt/day)


Complex & High Performance Endorsements  (Seneca II):   Prerequisites - at least Student Pilot

Fee  $1750 - Payment in full to receive bookings​

Curriculum - 3 hrs Flight Training / 2 hrs Ground Training / 1 Day 


Spin Endorsement  (J3 Cub; Cherokee 140; 172K & L):   Prerequisites - at least Student Pilot

Fee  $650 - Payment in full to receive bookings

Curriculum - 2 hrs Flight Training / 1 hr Ground Training / 1 Day



9 MONTH ZERO TO PROFESSIONAL PILOT CAREER TRACK if financing see Funding page for details

Combine the Private thru all CFI programs above (no Sport or Tailwheel) for a 9 month fast track...individual times may vary.


Discounted Fee  $83,000     ($4550 off total for programs individually = +5% discount)                Standard Fee  $87,550 


    OUR DISCOUNTED RATE IS $28,000 LESS THAN THE LEADING COMPETITOR AND YOU GET MORE WITH US! 


                                                             ***CALL US FOR A FULL EXPLANATION*** 


Fee                        Discounted Fee Schedule self funding only                        Fee              Standard Fee Schedule self funding only

Schedule           Begin Private Pilot training .......................$24K                 Schedule             Pay prior to starting each of 

for                      82 Flight Hours (approx start Inst)............$23K                  for                       the above listed Accelerated 

Discounted        189 Flight Hours (approx start Comm)......$22K                 Standard             Programs in accordance 

Rate:                  261 Flight Hours (approx start CFI)..........$14K                 Rate:                   with the above payment terms



The most comprehensive program in the industry.....WITH THE ABOVE PROGRAMS YOU GAIN MINIMUM OF 309 FLIGHT HOURS, including COMPLEX & HIGH PERFORMANCE ENDORSEMENTS.  Tailwheel Endorsement available separately.



SAMPLE TIMELINE...individual hours and completion times vary. You can decrease your pace of training if desired.

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After 2 Months     After 3 Months     After 5 Months     After 6 Months          After 8 Months        9th Month            After 9 Months

Private                 Inst T.B./Inst        Com T.B.              C/HP/ME training     Com/ME add          Spin/CFI/II/MEI        Graduate

 52 TT                   109 TT                 189 TT                 199 TT                      261 TT                     309 TT

 5 XC PIC              50 XC PIC                                       10 C/HP                    12 ME

 3 INST                  40 INST                                           10 ME



ATTENTION:   BE AWARE IT IS LIKELY WEATHER, MAINTENANCE, LACK OF PROFICIENCY, & LACK OF                                               DPE AVAILABILITY WILL CAUSE DELAYS IN COMPLETION TIMES. 


ATTENTION:   DON'T SEE THE PROGRAM THAT FITS YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS? HAVE YOUR OWN AIRCRAFT?                                       HAVE HOURS YOU CAN APPLY? WE CAN CUSTOMIZE THE ACCELERATED PROGRAMS FOR YOU. 


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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 ingrain 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 will guide you to the written and video based training materials you will need.            (Instructor rates same as above).

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


A unique OFC offering to help you broaden your flying. Long range trips can offer training, experience, 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 always ride along free at OFC.


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


SAFETY PILOT:   Aircraft Rate 50%;  no Instructor fee  (Rated Student logs flight time as designated PIC, does not fly)


FLY-OUTS:   Share expenses with other students at discounted rates  (Student only pays for time manipulating controls) 



Best rates anywhere:  In comparing us with other flight schools, ensure you are considering the details. 1. Do they have hidden fees, such as fuel or tax? All OFC rates incorporate all charges so no hidden fees. 2. Do they nickel and time you? No OFC instructor charges for pre and post flight briefings. 3. Do they have inefficient operations? At OFC locations you won't spend money and time for taxi and clearance delays. 4. Do they park airplanes outside? All OFC aircraft are hangar kept so no waisted time deicing or boarding an uncomfortably cold, hot, or moisture soaked airplane.



A focus on your training:  We are a training organization, not a testing organization. While we will assist where we can, there are too many test scheduling variables involved. Therefore it is the student's responsibility to get any required knowledge test and checkride scheduled.