"I just wanted to tell you how lucky I am to have an instructor with your knowledge, skills, insight and experience. I can't imagine having done the training with anyone else."
With over 11,000 hours and 10,000 landings instructed in the Cirrus SR22, Laurence Balter, CSIP, ATP, CFII is recognized globally in the Cirrus community. A frequent speaker at FAA WINGS safety seminars he has raised awareness of the single most misunderstood subject by general aviation pilots, Angle of Attack. Critical to flight safety of flight, Angle of Attack is now a requirement to be understood and discussed in flight reviews by all US licensed pilots.
At Maui Flight Academy, we produce the highest quality and safest pilot that you can become. Not everyone makes the cut.
One of the fundamental differences of your training versus other mainland civilian schools is the emphasis placed on Angle of Attack (AoA).
AoA is the primary instrument used by military pilots for safety, precision and control. Most recently the NTSB, FAA, Boeing and NASA (read the respective report links) recommend that all pilots train and learn AoA, just like the military.
When you become an Angle of Attack trained Aviator™ at Maui Flight Academy, you'll find yourself at a special place. You will be transformed as a pilot, and find out very quickly that you are in elite company.
U.S. Navy and Air Force pilots are trained extensively on Angle of Attack from the first day of class, as it becomes the life blood for the rest of their flying career. Utilizing AoA from the very beginning, our students benefit from a proven methodology that sets the foundation of the world's best pilots.
By the end of your training, you will become a member, and proudly call yourself an Angle of Attack trained Aviator™.
For busy professionals we offer a full time once-in-a-lifetime training experience:
The Executive Private Pilot™
The program is designed for a minimum of 3 sorties per day with ground school starting at 8:30am. You will complete the day at 3:30pm. But it doesn't stop there. Homework is assigned each evening and an oral briefing is conducted the next morning. Each sortie is briefed and de-briefed. This is no walk in the park. Your days and nights will be fully occupied.
You will be challenged, as high expectations are met.
Training culminates with the FAA Check Ride and presentation of your Private Pilot certificate. Congratulations! Now the real learning begins...
*Lodging not included. Transportation is included to/from Wailea area hotels and condos. See recommendations on our Lodging Page.