Flight Training Programs
December 22, 2020 update: We will be open for business at St. Mary's County Airport (2W6) terminal building starting on January 1st, 2021!
We have a Cessna 140 available for tailwheel training and a Republic Seabee for seaplane training. The PA-12 is still undergoing maintenance and is not expected to be available in 2021.
Apply for Training today to hold your spot in line for 2021! Reservations are required.
Located about 1 hour 30 minutes southeast of Washington, DC, St. Mary's County Airport (2W6) is surrounded by a large variety of grass strips and water landing sites on and around the Patuxent and Potomac rivers.
We do training part-time and by appointment only. Due to our customer list, full-time jobs, restricted airspace, DPE availability, and other aviation-related challenges, we may not be able to fly with you right away. Please contact us for more information and we will make every effort to accommodate your training needs.
A reservation for flight training requires a non-refundable deposit, equivalent to 1.0 hour of training, to protect us against no-shows and cancellations within 24 hours.
The Republic Seabee is a great seaplane, but it is "a lot of airplane." Prior to a SES practical test, you must have a complex, high performance, and tailwheel endorsement. The training program is more robust than other courses. Our Private or Commercial SES Add-On Course starts with a tailwheel refresher flight in the Cessna 140 (or an endorsement course), then progresses into the Seabee. High-performance and complex endorsements will be worked into the training as required.
Seabee: $500/hour all inclusive
(Examiner fee not included for Practical Test)
Discovery flights for non-pilots, seaplane introductory flights, refresher training, insurance checkouts, and advanced seaplane courses are available.
Minimum booking (and for gift certificates) for seaplane instruction is $500, equivalent to 1.0 hour flight with ground instruction.
The Cessna 140 is a great tailwheel trainer. Tailwheel endorsements usually take 4-6 hours over 3-4 flights. Discovery flights for non-pilots, refresher training, insurance checkouts, and advanced tailwheel training are available.
$200/hour all inclusive
Minimum booking (and for gift certificates) for tailwheel instruction is for $200, equivalent to 1.0 hour flight with ground instruction.