Lifestyle - Men in Cockpit

FLIGHT TRAINING

WHY TRAIN TO THE STANDARDS WHEN YOU CAN TRAIN TO EXCEED THEM?

PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE
PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE

WE ALL START HERE.

GET YOUR WINGS.

INSTRUMENT RATING
INSTRUMENT RATING

DON'T LET THE CLOUDS KEEP YOU DOWN.

COMMERCIAL CERTIFICATE
COMMERCIAL CERTIFICATE

REFINE YOUR SKILLSET. MASTER THE AIRPLANE.

TRANSITION & RECURRENT
TRANSITION & RECURRENT

RUSTY? RENTING?

THIS IS FOR YOU.

ADVANCED COCKPIT TECHNOLOGY

All of our training and rental aircraft utilize the latest and greatest glass cockpit technology. Their integrated moving map displays, WAAS GPS navigation, XM weather, airport databases, and ADSB traffic all act to support a critical improvement in the pilot's situational awareness. The Garmin autopilot further improves safety margins by reducing pilot workload during critical phases of flight. Our Cirrus Aircraft have the addition of an automatic yaw damper, electronic stability protection, a robust anti-icing system, and a full aircraft parachute system - designed to help avoid dangerous spins and recover from otherwise catastrophic events.

STREAMLINED TRAINING PROGRAMS

The thing about becoming a pilot is that there's a lot to learn - and  technologically advanced aircraft add even another layer of complexity. We know that learning is best done in an immersive manner, and our training programs are structured with that in mind. By maximizing simulator utilization and adhering to a strict training schedule - no less than two, 2.5-hour lessons per week in our Sling aircraft and dedicated full-time training weeks for in our Cirrus aircraft - we avoid the traditional pitfalls of poor knowledge retention, underdeveloped muscle memory, and frustratingly relentless repetition with no appreciable progress.

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HIGH QUALITY INSTRUCTION

The best instructors create the best pilots. And while most CFIs (certified flight instructors) out there are good pilots, very few are good teachers. At Brandywine, a critical part of our mission is to create highly capable, highly proficient pilots; and as such we make it a point to recruit only the most knowledgeable and most effective teachers. If you've done any training previously, you'd likely agree that your instructor defines your training experience, and we want your training experience to be defined as nothing less than exceptional. Given the talent and experience of our staff, we're confident we've got that covered.

FINANCING OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Flying requires a considerable financial commitment, and that's a deal breaker for many aspiring pilots. But here at Brandywine, we've partnered with a local financial institution to bring you competitive rates on personal loans for our private, instrument, and commercial training packages. Because $500-1000 per month is much more comfortable than $15-35K out of pocket. Trying to string together funds as you go - which often delays and extends the training process - puts you on an expensive path to a license. While there's no doubt that aviation is an expensive hobby, the value and convenience it provides are well worth the investment.

Training
FINANCING OPTIONS AVAILABLE
INTRODUCTORY FLIGHTS AVAILABLE
ONE HOUR
HOUR AND A HALF
1/2 hour pre-flight briefing, 1/2 hour flight
1/2 hour pre-flight briefing, 1 hour flight
$149

Sling LSA

$249

Cirrus SR20

OR
OR
$199

Sling LSA

$349

Cirrus SR20

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A graduate of Purdue University's Professional Flight program, Liz has been flying Cirrus Aircraft for over a decade and prides herself on delivering an exceptional training experience. After six years with a Cirrus Training Center and the subsequent founding of Fly Power Forward, she has masterfully refined the implementation of immersive accelerated training programs.

LIZ MCGRATH
Flight School Director 

Platinum CSIP, CFI, CFII, AGI

liz@brandywineaviation.com

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Keivan is a highly experienced pilot uncommonly well versed in both the jet and piston worlds. Extremely knowledgeable, technically savvy, and entertaining to boot, you'd be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable person to fly with. His top-notch business acumen brings a practical, steadying hand to our flight school operations. Landing an SF50 at Smoketown? Yeah, he's done that.

KEIVAN KAZEM
Managing Partner 

ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI, SF50 Type

keivan@brandywineaviation.com

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Stephanie attended Embry Riddle - though we try not to hold that against her - where she studied Unmanned Aerial Science and Human Factors. She has served as an ambassador for Women in Aviation and, as an avid dog-lover, volunteers regularly for Pilots n Paws. She's a lover of travel and adventure...tennis, skiing, water-skiing,  skydiving - you name it, she's game.

STEPHANIE WATSON
Cirrus Instructor 
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This is Jim. Jim flies planes. He doesn't discriminate on size. Big planes, small planes, his plane, your plane. Pay him and he'll launch that aluminum tube straight into a low earth orbit.

JIM REAGAN
Cirrus Instructor 

ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI, BBD-700 Type

jim@brandywineaviation.com

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A graduate of MCCC's Aviation Flight Technology program, Brittany has been working in the industry since 2015 overseeing dispatch and flight operations before getting her CFI and CFII. When she's not tied up here as our lead Sling instructor, you may find her handcrafting cocktails for patrons in center city, enjoying a rare day off at the beach, or embracing an opportunity for misadventure.

BRITTANY WOOD
Sling Instructor 
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Leaving NYC and a career in corporate marketing and branding behind, Colin began flying when he moved to Philly in 2018 and has since accumulated notable experience in Cessna, Cirrus, and Super Decathlon aircraft. Outside the cockpit, he stays busy pursuing his Masters in Aeronautics, leading the Philadelphia chapter of the NGPA, and supporting the FAA Safety Team.

COLIN STAYTON
Sling Instructor 

CFI, AGI, IGI, ISASI Member

colin@brandywineaviation.com