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Yes, We are Open for Business! Flight Instruction & Plane Rentals

Good afternoon,   We wanted to inform you all of some important updates at Fly Around Alaska.  #1. Our flight training classroom renovations are completed to allow us to schedule your ground lessons in a safe and clean learning environment. The classroom is located at 975 Cope Industrial Way Palmer, AK 99645. We have a lounge for studying and 5 classrooms for instruction. #2. All planes are available for lessons and rentals - including our instrument trainers! If you're looking to get your instrument currency, give us a call! 907-746-2290 #3. We have six full-time instructors who are very proficient and trained to the highest standard.  #4. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm. We will still try and answer phones on the weekends...

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Coronavirus and Flight Training

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting large and small businesses worldwide. Nonessential businesses across the country have been ordered to close in concern for everyone's health and safety. The aviation industry has been flooded with discussions on whether or not flight training is essential. Online forums, facebook groups and websites have been swarmed with students and CFIs alike asking what schools are still open or what the schools policy is. It all comes down to, what's the right thing to do?  Flight Training is considered essential, right?  Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency: Aviation-related businesses are included on the U.S. government’s general list of essential businesses (CISA) but flight schools are not included on the updated CISA list that was updated on March 28, 2020.  AOPA: AOPA has cited...

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What to Expect During a Discovery Flight

A discovery flight, often called an introductory flight, allows you to gain a new perspective in the world of aviation. Discovery flights are a great option for you if you're unsure how you'll feel in an airplane, or you want to get a taste for what flight training would be like. Some people know from a young age that they want to be a pilot, but if you're unsure, a discovery flight will be your first step to find out. Here are a couple things to keep in mind and to guarantee your discovery flight goes well. How long is the discovery flight? Our discovery flights are 2 full hours, one full hour of ground instruction and one full hour of flight instruction. By receiving...

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Student Pilot Savanah Gets Her Birthday Wish

Here at Fly Around Alaska we are so happy to let everyone know Savanah got here Birthday wish. Here’s what she had to say post solo-flying success: S: I’m so excited! I was less nervous than I expected. I took the pre-solo test—we went over what to do, what not to do, so that I could have that in the front of my mind right before I went up by myself. So helpful! I felt confident and that’s not how I had been picturing it—I expected to be way more nervous—I expected to have butterflies—but John prepared me. We went over everything I needed to go over and that left me feeling like “I know what I’m doing and I’m...

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