Have you wanted to learn to fly or sit in the cock-pit of a plane? The Mandan Municipal Airport is the perfect place for you to learn how to fly.

One of our FAA Certified Commercial Pilots could take you up for a Discovery Flight and let you take control of the plane. This is a great way to see if you’re ready to pursue a pilot license and your dream of learning to fly!

Then, let us pair you up with one of our Certified Flight Instructors and get you started on earning your private pilot license.

Discovery flights are also popular as gifts. Give the gift that could spark a life time of passion for aviation. Call us to purchase gift certificates or discuss your ideal air ride.

We offer the following pilot ratings:

  • Private Pilot
  • Instrument
  • Commercial
  • IPC and BFR
  • Multi-Engine
  • Cirrus Aircraft

What does it take to become a Pilot?

  1. Complete a total of at least 40 hours of logged flight time.
    – At least 20 hours of Flight Instruction.
    – At least 10 hours of logged Solo time.
  2. Complete the written exam
    – Bismarck Aero Center Ground School
    – Self-study at your own pace
  3. Take a medical physical for aviation.
  4. Be proficient in the area of operations as specified in FAR 61.
  5. Complete your practical flight exam.

Looking to become a Cirrus Pilot or Owner?

Bismarck Aero Center has the only Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot in North Dakota. We can help you purchase your new Cirrus Aircraft and teach you how to operate it safely.

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