Flight Instruction in East Texas

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Cessna 172 M
Rental: $135/hr wet (Save $100 on each block of 10 hours you purchase!)
Flight Instruction: $55/hr

We provide instruction to student pilots and certified pilots at $55 per instructional hour, delivered in the owner’s aircraft or in the company IFR-certified Cessna 172.* The hourly rental rate for the 172 is $135 per hour and includes all costs, including fuel, maintenance and insurance (Get a 5% bonus for deposits of $1,000 or more! (by cash or check only) Click here for details, or contact us to purchase). The 172 is also available for rent for local and cross country flights with prior arrangement.  

*Equipped with a Garmin 430 GPS and dual Garmin G-5 electronic flight instruments,
plus a Stratus ESGi ADS-B. Ideal for instrument training!

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One-G AATD Simulator
Rental: $65/hr
Flight Instruction: $55/hr

The one-G foundation is a Cessna 172 cockpit that includes a full set of traditional
gauges, a 1G-650 touchscreen GPS emulator, a King nav/com emulator and an
autopilot and comes with a simulation engine populated with the most recent FAA navdata and topography. It is an FAA approved advanced aviation training device (AATD) that works with the 1G-IOS instructor operating station that allows instructors to create dynamic training sessions and track student progress. With one-G technology, students have the opportunity to practice scenarios that would be impossible to safely practice in the air. It’s affordable, accessible, and exclusive – Code 1 is one of only a handful of schools in the nation that have this equipment. The hourly rate for the one G is $65 with a standard instructor fee of $55.

Our training is enhanced by operating from a small airport with minimal traffic—no long taxis to the runway or long holds for jet traffic at Thompson Field or Van Zandt Regional!  The atmosphere at both airports is laid back country friendly—everyone is committed to making you succeed. Come join us for a life-altering introductory flight or for opportunity to hone your flight skills.

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We Offer

  • Private, Instrument & Commercial Instruction
  • Flight Simulator Training
  • Private Pilot & Instrument Ground School
  • Flight Review & Instrument Refresher Courses
  • and more...


  • Cessna 172

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Excellent Instruction from Small Airport = Focused Learning & Money Saved
Norm and Bill are excellent instructors, each with thousands of hours of flight instruction time. The airport is perfect for learning to fly since it's uncontrolled (allowing you to focus on flying, not on Air Traffic Control), and there are very few other planes flying in and out of the area. Everything about the experience has felt personal (they genuinely care about every student), comfortable (the instructors are very easy to learn from, the airport is small and comfortable), and flexible (working around my schedule and adjusting based on my specific learning styles). Code 1 is 5 stars!
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