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Code 1 Flight Training celebrates 10 Years of flight training excellence in 2023

3 Good Reasons to Choose Us

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Flight Training

We help men and women of all ages learn to fly or further your aviation education. Our list of Flight Instruction Services include pilot certifications, flight reviews, simulations, etc, and are performed by highly experienced Instructors who actually live at an airport (well an airpark, actually: Tailwind Airpark in Edgewood TX).

Just getting started? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to some of our more common questions.

Contact us anytime to schedule an intro flight or just to ask us a question!

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We are proud to offer financing through Pilot Finance, who offers financing options for part-time flight students. Contact us today to learn more!


AOPA has regularly awarded Code 1 Flight Training with Best Flight Instructor and Distinguished Flight School many times over the years

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Thorough Instruction
Norm Rathje is very thorough and spends as much time on techniques as the student needs. I was most appreciative of Norm’s classroom training and his many helpful classroom materials. Norm prepared me well for my oral and flight exams, both of which I passed on the first try.
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