Airport FBO Services
Concord Aviation is much more than just an aircraft rental service. As KCON's FBO (fixed base operator), we offer everything you need to keep your plane available and in top shape.
Aerial Discovery Flights and Rental Planes for Licensed Pilots and Flight Schools
The experienced aviation mechanics at Concord Aviation Services provide excellent maintenance and services for a variety of light aircraft. Our service department has the experience and equipment to take care of your plane so it's ready for the flying season. We maintain the highest standards of service - if you're not happy, we're not happy and we'll do everything in our power to make it right.
A Discovery Flight starts out with a simple phone call to our office to set up an appointment with one of our FAA Certified Flight Instructors. When you arrive at the Airport for your appointment, our instructors will spend 15-20 minutes discussing the principals of flight and will contact Flight Service to obtain a weather briefing. From here, you will move out to the main ramp to pre-flight inspect and become familiar with the aircraft. Once inside, the instructor will go through the startup checklist and then you will announce “Clear Prop!” signifying the start of your engine.
From the main ramp, you will taxi to the active runway, listening to the radio for local traffic and one final check of the weather. As you look down the mile long runway, your heart will start to beat faster as the instructor opens the throttle. The aircraft starts moving, slowly at first, but soon the runway markings are speeding by, too fast to make out clearly. About halfway down the runway, it will happen with a gentle pull back on the wheel. You have broken the binds of gravity and are soaring up into the sky! Higher and higher you will climb, leveling out at 1000 feet above the ground, gazing down upon sights of Concord. In the distance, the White Mountains will beckon you to explore. If you dare, the instructor will let you take the controls, and you will envision yourself the Captain of a 747! You will make a couple trips “around the patch” and then return to the airport for a perfect landing.
Your flight will last 20 minutes from startup to shutdown.
Let us know if you would like to book a Discovery Flight - they make a great gift!
Find out if piloting is in your future with a half-hour discovery flight.
Levels of Instruction and Pilot Licensing
Our Instruction Methods
Our course makes becoming a private pilot easier. We cover everything you need to know starting with ground instruction all the way to planning your first cross-country flight.
To get started, you need to consider your immediate objective in flight school. Are you planning to fly for fun, fly yourself on business trips, or fly as a paying career? We can discuss your goals with you and help determine what program is suited to your needs. Once you determine your objectives and we agree on a training method, your training can begin. All training includes both ground school and in-flight instruction.
Once you sign-up for flight training, you will need to obtain a Student License in order to fly a plane by yourself (solo). Most students obtain their student license as soon as possible so that they know their medical status is all clear for whatever flying they plan to pursue.
Now that you have an introduction to our flight school, we encourage you to call our flight school and set a time to meet with an instructor. For no obligation, they can answer your questions, review with you our training materials, and show you our facilities and aircraft.
Be sure to ask about our Discovery Flights that are generally offered at nominal costs. A Certified Instructor will take you up in an aircraft for an introductory flight.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
The strength of our flight school is our one-on-one approach, tailored to each individual pilot. Each student learns at a different pace and approaches their training with varying experience, time, and resources. We understand those factors and take them into consideration before commencing a program with a student.
We take a more personalized approach to our student’s training, we also offer two alternative teaching methods to match the most effective program to the student. The innovative KeyFlight program offers the latest in computer-based education technology. Its building block approach enables many students to make swift progress towards a license and is designed for the student that is comfortable with computer-based technology. Alternatively, if you are not as comfortable with computers, we also offer the more traditional Jeppesen training program, which is tailored to students who learn best with textbooks and videotapes. Jeppesen has been a leader in flight school materials for decades. Both programs are excellent and allow us to tailor the training to suit the needs of the student.
After you review this material, we invite you to call us and visit with one of our instructors at no obligation. We can discuss your interest in flying, the certification you desire and review both the KeyFlight and Jeppesen programs to see what appeals to you.