Command Aviation’s training facility is located at KBLI airport in Bellingham, Washington.
If your interest is in learning to fly fixed wing aircraft our program is divided into two primary parts: ground study and flight training. Ground study teaches students the principles, procedures and regulations. Flight training puts the knowledge portion to use and how to safely and legally operate an aircraft. Ground study can be done in a formal classroom (classes at a local college or predetermined schedule on location) or by self-study programs determined by your instructor and based on your specific needs.
Starting your training is a very simple process. Just call or email our office with the link below and ask to schedule an intro flight. Our customer service representative will arrange for an instructor to contact you. They will arrange a time to meet and familiarize you with the facility, study material requirements and you will be able to fly the aircraft on your very first visit (weather permitting). On your second scheduled training flight you will need to provide a drivers license, passport or birth certificate and prior to solo you will need to pass an FAA medical examination administered by an AME (Aviation Medical Examiner). Our friendly instructors will guide you through the rest. If you want to locate a AME near you go to this website:
If you are a non-U.S. citizen, don’t worry, we can train you too! There are a few more steps to take after your intro flight. Prior to your second training flight you will have to comply with TSA (Transportation Security Administration) background check. You can go to the TSA website by clicking the link below for more information. If you have any questions our instructors can help you with the process. Contact us for more information.
Become a Pilot
The decision to start flight training is a big commitment. To help you determine if flight training is for you, we suggest an introductory flight. This is where you get to hands on controls and the fly the aircraft. We have two basic time suggestions. One is a flight consisting of a half an hour of ground and a half an hour air instruction in the aircraft. Second one is a flight consisting of a 1 hour ground and 1 hour air instruction in the aircraft. All flight time can be applied to your minimum hour requirement for the FAA so we would highly recommend the 1 hour ground and 1 hour flight. After your flight you will realize how your dream can come true. For a thorough understanding of FAA requirements, please visit FAA’s pilot page The FAA requires a minimum of 40 hours of training including at least 20 hours of flight training from an authorized instructor.
|AIRCRAFT||1/2 HR PRICE / 1 HR PRICE||HALF HOUR INTRODUCTORY FLIGHT|
|Piper Warrior||$127.50/ $255.00||
|Cessna 172||$127.50 / $255.00|
Command Aviation has many ways that you can pay for your flight training or the rental of aircraft.
- Pay as you go with cash, check, debit or credit card (3% fee may apply to credit card transactions)
- Place a minimum of $1500 on your account with cash, check or debit card and receive a discount on your aircraft rental by $7 per hour, and $3 per hour towards the instruction fee a discount, this is called a “Block Discount.” Your account must always be at zero or a positive balance to receive discount. (Discount not available with credit card deposit)
- Student loan
Credit card info or advance payment required on all intro and training flights unless prior approval from management.
No Shows will be charged a $60.00 no show fee.
Please look at our competitive price list: 2023 Flight School Price List
** prices are subjected to change without notice**