Montgomery Flight Training is proud to be a Cessna Pilot Center.  As you embark on your journey of flight, you do so with experienced instructors, fly safe, economical, and advanced aircraft.  Learn in a state-of-the-art learning environment that takes full advantage of today's technology through the use of Computer Based Instruction and Full Motion Simulation.

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Cessna Pilot Center's do all of your "ground school" online and at a pace worked out between you and your instructor.  During these interactive courses you'll watch presentations by top aviation educators, see dramatic, enlightening in-flight footage, take interactive quizzes, learn interesting trivia, and prepare for upcoming lessons before you ever climb into the airplane.

See a Demo of the Cessna Sport / Private Pilot Course

See how Easy it is to Learn to Fly with Montgomery Flight Training!

Ratings Offered

Private Pilot Course: Your first flight lesson will begin with an introduction to procedures and a flight in a training airplane of your choice. During your training you will learn all aspects of becoming a pilot including aerodynamics, weather, and aircraft systems. After 10 to 20 hours of concentrated training, you become the master of your aircraft, at which time you will be authorized to solo. Further training will consist of cross country flying and becoming more proficient with flight maneuvers. Your final training will prepare you for your checkride with the FAA, which includes an oral exam and a flight test.

Instrument Pilot Course: This rating allows you to fly in instrument meteorological conditions (clouds) with sole reference to aircraft instruments. Training will consist of advanced instrument operations, communications, weather, and emergency procedures. When this training has been completed, you will receive the same rating that all instrument pilots, private or professional, have obtained to operate in our intricate IFR system. With an Instrument Rating you will experience the fascination of flying through the clouds and breaking out with your destination airport directly in front of you.

Commercial Pilot Course: This is your passport to becoming a professional pilot. The training develops your skills in utilizing the maximum performance of the aircraft. Training is focused on precision and smoothness of control applications. You will learn advanced maneuvers and systems using high-performance aircraft. The aircraft becomes an extension of you.

Cirrus Training: Cirrus Transition Training Courses are organized to familiarize pilots with Cirrus aircraft, its advanced systems and avionics. 

Montgomery Flight Training Contacts

For more information, please contact:

Becky Walker - MFT Customer Service

  • (317) 769-4487

Pat Gaston - Chief Flight Instructor

  • (317) 769-4487

Carl Winkler - Business Manager

  • (317) 769-4487

Learn to Fly Process

As with everything in life that is truly worthwhile, training to become a pilot requires a certain investment of time and money. Rest assured. We’ll walk you through the program. Step by step. 

  • Take your first flight, the Discovery Flight, from Eagle Flyers. You and a trained instructor will take an approximately 30-minute-long flight to familiarize you with the airplane, the airport and the general awe of taking the controls of a safe, reliable Cessna aircraft for the first time. 
  • Start your flight training with the Cessna Flight Training System. Cessna's interactive programs work hand in hand with your actual flight experience – allowing you to prepare for your next flight before you even take off. 
  • Get your aviation medical certificate. This routine medical exam is a head-to-toe check of your general health. There are few health limitations to earning your pilot certificate. For specific questions regarding health and flying, call us and we can recommend an aviation medical doctor.
  • Make your first solo flight. Once you’ve reached a certain point in the Cessna Flight Training System, and your instructor feels you are ready, you will take your first solo flight. 
  • Fine-tune your skills. During this time, you will gain experience as you expand upon everything you learned prior to your first solo flight, both with an instructor and on your own. Typically, you will end up flying between 40 and 70 hours, about half of which is solo. 
  • Take your knowledge exam. Thanks to the Cessna Flight Training System, you’ve been learning as you go. Now you’ll put all this useful information into action. 
  • Take your checkride. When your instructor decides you’re ready, you’ll meet with an FAA-designated examiner for an oral and flight exam. Your extensive flight and ground training will fully prepare you to ace your check ride and earn your pilot’s certificate.