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 top notch. Share your training experience if you wish...we allow free ride alongs when appropriate.  



INTRODUCTORY FLIGHT

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. flight)                  (1/2 hr. ground., 1 hr. flight)                   (1 hr. ground., 1 hr. flight)
             $205...J3;      $203...172                       $324...J3;      $325...172                       $366...J3;      $365...172



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:     Applies if you do not hold a pilot certificate, except a student certificate  
Preflight Briefing, Preflight Inspection, & Postflight Debriefing included in all Instructor Rates   (unless extended time required)
Flight Instructor...$60 per hour          Assistant Chief / Senior Instructor...$70 per hour          Chief Instructor...$80 per hour
 See Rental Fleet page for Aircraft Rates
Add $5 per hour to CFI Rate for Tailwheel / Multiengine          Add $15 per hour to CFI Rate for Owner Aircraft



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:     Applies if you hold a pilot certificate other than a student certificate
Preflight Briefing, Preflight Inspection, & Postflight Debriefing included in all Instructor Rates   (unless extended time required)
Flight Instructor...$65 per hour          Assistant Chief / Senior Instructor...$75 per hour          Chief Instructor...$85 per hour

 See Rental Fleet page for Aircraft Rates

Add $5 per hour to CFI Rate for Tailwheel / Multiengine          Add $15 per hour to CFI Rate for Owner Aircraft

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ACCELERATED TRAINING 


Fire on all cylinders and get your career credentials sooner with these awesome offerings. These are fast-paced programs for a fixed time duration and rate with priority scheduling. If you want to get your rating in the shortest time and for a predictable cost these are designed for you. Fees are not refundable but we will work with you if any excess funds remain. 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 average or above average knowledge and proficiency acquisition skills. We don't require knowledge tests be done in advance but the more prepared (knowledge & skill) the smoother 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 as set forth above. We do not use in house examiners so DPE fee and scheduling of checkride, where applicable to the accelerated program, are not included in the program cost and training time. Some courses have slightly more hours than FAA minimums because that is a more realistic estimate of hours necessary to successfully complete. Each course requiring a checkride has 2 hours of checkride prep included. Value added benefit - for the Private, Time Building, Commercial, and CFI Initial we can do some training in the iconic J3 Cub if W&B allow. This can be applied to the Tailwheel Endorsement training or for added proficiency.


ALL ACCELERATED PROGRAM FEES QUOTED INCLUDE APPLICABLE SALES TAX - NO HIDDEN FEES


Sport Pilot ASEL  (Piper J3 Cub):   Prerequisites - Student Pilot within 3 month of 17th birthday or older 

Fee $7695 - Payment $4500 to receive calendar booking; $3195 before Stage 2 begins

Curriculum - 22 hours Flight Training / 5 hours Solo / 20 hours Ground Training / 1 Month @ 4 days / week  (1.5 flt / day)

Materials Included - J3 Cub Flight Manual, Checklist, W&B, Navigation Logs, ICAO Flight Plan Form, Handouts


Private Pilot ASEL  (Piper J3 Cub; Cessna 172K & L):   Prerequisites - Student Pilot within 3 months of 17th b-day or older

Fee $14,795 - Payment of $7000 to receive calendar booking; $4000 before Stage 2 begins; $3795 before Stage 3 begins

Curriculum - 42 hours Flight Training  /  10 hours Solo  /  38 hours Ground Training  /  2 Months @ 4 days / week  (1.5 flt / day)

Materials Included - 172 POH, Checklist, W&B, Navigation Logs, ICAO Flight Plan Form, Handouts


Time Building to Instrument  (Cessna 172K & L):   Prerequisites - Private Pilot Certificate

Fee $6095 - Payment in full to receive calendar booking

Curriculum - 15 hours XC hood or actual with CFII or safety pilot / 15 hours Cross Country Solo / 10 Days  (3.0 flt / day)


Instrument Rating  (Cessna 172K & L):   Prerequisites - 18 hours instrument; 35 hours Cross Country PIC

Fee $8595 - Payment in full to receive calendar booking

Curriculum - 27 hours Instrument Flight Training / 22 hours Ground Training / 10 Days  (2.5 flt / day)

Materials Included - 172 POH, Checklist, W&B, Navigation Logs, ICAO Flight Plan Form, Handouts 


Time Building to Commercial  (J3 Cub; 172K & L):   Prerequisites - Private; Instrument; Tailwheel; Complex; HP

Fee $12,895 - Payment of $7000 to receive calendar booking;  $5895 after 40 flight hours

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


Commercial Pilot  (Piper J3 Cub; Cessna 172K & L):   Prerequisites - 195 hours; 45 PIC; Instrument Rating

Fee $12,595 - Payment of $7000 to receive calendar booking; $5595 after 25 flight hours

Curriculum - 22 hours Flight Training / 35 hours Solo / 17 hours Ground Training / 1 Month @ 4 days / week  (3.2 flt / day)

​Materials Included - 172 POH, Checklist, W&B, Navigation Logs, ICAO Flight Plan Form, Handouts


Private / Commercial Multiengine Add On  (Piper Seneca II):   Prerequisites - at least Private w/Complex & HP

Fee $6195 - Payment in full to receive calendar booking

Curriculum - 12 hours Flight Training  /  9 hours Ground Training  /  5 Days  (2.0 flt / day)    

Materials Included - Seneca POH, Checklist, W&B, FLTS, ICAO Flight Plan Form, Handouts  


CFI Initial  (Cessna 172K & L):   Prerequisites - Commercial Certificate, Instrument Rating, Spin Endorsement 

Fee $6995 (if need Spin Endorsement add cost below) - Payment in full to receive calendar booking

Curriculum - 17 hours Flight Training / 32 hours Ground training / 10 Days  (2.2 flt / day)

Materials Included - 172 POH, Checklist, W&B, Navigation Logs, ICAO Flight Plan Forms, Handouts


CFI Instrument Instructor Add On  (Cessna 172K & L):   Prerequisites - CFI

Fee $4095 - Payment in full to receive calendar booking

Curriculum - 12 hours Flight Training / 12 hours Ground Training / 5 Days  (2.0 flt / day)

Materials Included - 172 POH, Checklist, W&B, Navigation Logs, ICAO Flight Plan Form, Handouts


CFI Multiengine Instructor Add On  (Piper Seneca II):   Prerequisites - CFI  

Fee $8695 ($6195 if you have 5 hours PIC multiengine) - Payment in full to receive calendar booking 

Curriculum - without 5 hours multi PIC.....17 hours Flight Training / 12 hours Ground Training / 7 Days  (2.2 flt / day)

                  - with 5 hours multi PIC.....12 hours Flight Training / 9 hours Ground Training / 5 Days  (2.0 flt / day) 

Materials Included - Seneca POH, Checklist, W&B, FLTS, ICAO Flight Plan Form, Handouts


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

Fee $1995 - Payment in full to receive calendar booking

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

Materials Included - J3 Cub Flight Manual, Checklist, W&B, ICAO Flight Plan Form, Handouts


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

​Fee $1695 - Payment in full to receive calendar booking

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

Materials Included - Seneca POH, Checklist, Handouts


Spin Endorsement  (Piper J3 Cub; Cessna 172K & L):   Prerequisites - none

Fee $795 - Payment in full to receive calendar booking

Curriculum - 2 hours Flight Training / 1 hour Ground Training / 1 Day

Materials Included - none


7 MONTH ZERO TO PROFESSIONAL PILOT CAREER TRACK 

Combine the Private thru the CFI programs above for a 7 MONTH fast track to your flying dream career! 

Discounted Fee $82,000  ($3440 off total for programs individually)                 Standard Fee $85,440    

Fee Schedule for                                                                                                Fee Schedule for

Discounted Rate:     $22,000 to start Private Pilot training training                    Standard Rate:     Pay prior to starting each of 

                                 $22,000 to start Instrument Rating training                                                     the above listed Accelerated 

                                 $20,000 to start Commercial training                                                              Programs in accordance 

                                 $18,000 to start CFI training                                                                            with the payment terms


TIMELINE

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0                                    2 Months                          4 Months                                                     6 Months            7 Months

Pvt & Inst Time Build     Inst & Com Time Build     Com; ME add on; Tailwheel; Cplx & HP     CFI,II,MEI           GRADUATE


                                                          

DON'T SEE THE PROGRAM YOU NEED; DON'T MEET THE PREREQUISITES; DON'T HAVE THE TIME AVAILABLE; OR DON'T NEED ALL THE HOURS THE CURRICULUM CONTAINS?.............


NOT A PROBLEM.....WE CAN CUSTOMIZE THE ABOVE PROGRAMS TO FIT YOUR NEEDS AND CIRCUMSTANCES!

 


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  (Safety Pilot 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) 

Training

Airport Bases in NJ & FL:

    Blairstown Airport  (1N7)      

            36 Lambert Rd.

            Blairstown, NJ  07825

    Wimauma Air Park  (FD77)               5914 CR 674

            Wimauma, FL  33598


Mailing Address:

            140 Kerrs Corner Rd.

            Blairstown, NJ  07825



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 and accelerated):

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

​​​​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

...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. OFC's training culture is about producing life long quality pilots.

In fact, our flight school is so superior that we have been recognized as a standout among flight training providers. From 2013 thru 2018 OFC & Geoff Orlandi  were both recipients of the AOPA FLIGHT TRAINING EXCELLENCE AWARDS; and Geoff Orlandi was the 2019 FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR for the ABE District.

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

Single Engine,  Multiengine,  Light Sport,  Tailwheel

Self-Paced & Accelerated Training / Career Track / Rental / DPE       

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