2 DAYS OF TRAINING
AROUND 6-8 HOURS OF FLIGHT TIME
30-40 TAKEOFFS & LANDINGS
APPROXIMATE INVESTMENT $1740-2520
Kitfox owner training is designed for current tailwheel pilots only.
You know your airplane intimately. You’ve spent a lot of blood, sweat and tears building it from scratch. It’s taken months, if not years to complete. However, you may not know how to fly it. The last thing you want to do is go bend your pride and joy. Spending a day or two training with us is a priceless investment towards a safe, enjoyable future flying your Kitfox. We’ll not only teach you how to fly a Kitfox but also prepare you for your first flight and the subsequent 40 hours of test flying needed to write the pilot operating handbook that remains with the airplane for the rest of it’s life.
Have you purchased a factory-built Kitfox yet haven’t had the training needed to protect you and your airplane? Spending a day or two training with us is a priceless investment towards a safe, enjoyable future flying your Kitfox. If you’ve not yet bought a Kitfox but are ready to get some “time in type” training under your belt, this is a great opportunity to prepare for your purchase.
If you are seeking a Tailwheel Endorsement in addition to Kitfox Owner “type” training, we only offer Tailwheel endorsements to builders or buyers of LIKE-KIND Kitfox versions & configurations.
If you are building a Series 7 with 912 or 914 – we refer to:
Halterman Aviation – just north of Dallas Texas Halt-av.com
Adventure Flying – seasonally Cascade Idaho & Reno Nevada Advflying.com
Due to insurance constraints, company liability considerations, and the responsibility to best support the Kitfox-specific community:
- Our instructors only offer “Tailwheel Endorsements” to Kitfox-specific builders, or to owners of a LIKE-KIND Kitfox version.
- We do not offer “Tailwheel Endorsements” to student pilots, unless the student pilot is finishing their training to a pilot license with us in a Kitfox.
- In addition, we do not offer “Tailwheel Endorsement” training until the pilot has at least 100 additional hours of PIC flight time experience – post the hours from being licensed.
- Exceptions might be made on a case by case basis.
WHAT WE FLY:
Standard wing Series 7 Super Sport and the STi / Monster Shock version
- STi version: High-lift wing and monster gear, turbo-charged, fuel-injected 915is 141HP w/ MT constant-speed prop
- Super Sport version (wing): 915is with MT constant speed prop
- Garmin G3x panels - auto pilot
- “Stock Flight Systems" - Engine Monitoring Unit (EMU) - STi with single-lever electronic prop control
- Flight instruments presented in tape or analog (round gauge) format
- Bose active noise-cancelling headsets
- Airframes Alaska “Airstreak” bush tires & T-3 tailwheel suspension.
KITFOX RENTAL (wet)
- plus 6% Idaho sales tax
- exact rate dependent upon which configuration of Kitfox is available
- you’ll receive approximately 3 hours of preparatory ground instruction to ensure you get the most from your flight time
DEPOSIT & CONTRACT:
We require a $2,000 deposit for every week of training you reserve on our schedule. Once we receive your deposit, we will send you a confirmation of your reservation.
Your deposit is non-refundable if you cancel within 90 days of your reservation. We will hold the deposit on account for 6 months in the hopes you will reschedule. Once you start your training, the deposit will be used towards your training balance.
A signed contract is required along with your deposit. Please include when mailing your deposit.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
We are located at Emmett Municipal Airport
37 miles (road) Northwest of Boise Airport
Click here for directions
WHEN CAN I COME?
March through November are ideal as the weather is more predictable and the backcountry airstrips are generally void of snow. Please complete our contact form and include your proposed training window. We’ll check the schedule and either confirm or offer availability options. Please give us plenty of lead time as we’re usually booked up several months in advance.
WHERE DO I STAY?
We’ve compiled a comprehensive “GUIDE TO PLANNING YOUR TRIP” in hopes that you’ll have nothing short of a great experience both in the air and on the ground while visiting Idaho.
IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A KITFOX AND AN INSTRUCTOR TO COME TO ME?
Yes, we gladly offer training from your home airport. The following is a breakdown of costs:
OUR KITFOX TO YOU:
Ferry costs to bring our Kitfox to you: $10/hour discount
Kitfox rental for training (your home): Posted retail rates
Instructor: $590/day for ferry AND flight training
Plus reimbursement for: lodging, meals and travel expenses for the instructor. (The same expenses you would have for yourself, if visiting us).
KITFOX PURCHASED (new or used) ferried to your home base:
Ferried @ Day Rate (if overnight)
Plus reimbursement for: FERRY fuel, hangar, FBO ramp fees, and maintenance (as needed), travel expenses.
Plus reimbursement for: lodging, meals, and travel expenses for the instructor. (Again, the same expenses you would have for yourself, if ferrying and follow-up training).
This is a great option for those not able to take the time away from home or work, but would still like the opportunity to train with us.
KITFOX BUILT (you’ve just completed the build):
We can assist with the 1st flight and Phase 1 flight testing based on FAA and EAA guidelines (STi or Series 7 Super Sport versions only).
No personal training is allowed within the Phase 1 (typically 40 hours and within 50 miles of your base).
Same day rate and reimbursable expenses – as above
This is a great option for those not able to take the time away from home or work but would still like the opportunity to train with us.
WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO DISCUSS MY FUTURE TRAINING?
Due to the high demand for our services and lack of cell signal in the backcountry, we’re typically unable to communicate via phone. Please proceed to our contact form to submit your details.
HOW TO PREP FOR YOUR TRAINING:
We ask that you show up prepared and motivated in order to get the most from your training experience. Below are some suggested resources to help you prepare for your first lesson:
LEARN ABOUT THE AIRCRAFT YOU’LL BE FLYING
ROTAX ENGINES in our flight school fleet
Rotax engines overview
More Rotax engine videos
915is Turbo (2)
Short articles on the How & Why: The Taildragger
Rich Stowell’s opinion (right on): Tailwheel Transition Training
Airfacts Journal: Why you must fly a taildragger
Tailwheel Checkout Course (online): Learn Safe Taildragger Flying
The Compleat Taildragger Pilot: A must for any Tailwheel pilots library
Learn to Turn: A Stick and Rudder Approach to Reducing Loss of Control