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, see our Tailwheel Endorsement page. Kitfox Owner “type” training is incorporated within our Tailwheel Endorsement Training at no additional cost.
WHAT WE FLY:
Standard wing Series 7 Super Sport and the STi / Monster Shock version
- Standard wing: Fuel-injected 912is Sport 110hp w/ AirMaster constant speed prop
- Standard wing: Turbo-charged 914 115hp w/ AirMaster constant speed prop
- STi version: High-lift wing and monster gear, turbo-charged, fuel-injected 915is 141HP w/ MT constant-speed prop
- Modern glass cockpit (EFIS) - analog steam gauges presentable
- Garmin & Advanced Flight Systems avionics
- PS Engineering Intercoms
- Bose active noise-cancelling headsets
- Alaska Bushwheel tires
KITFOX RENTAL (wet)
- plus 6% Idaho sales tax
- exact rate dependent upon which configuration of Kitfox is available
STi RENTAL (wet)
- plus 6% Idaho sales tax
- 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 $1500 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 60 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 a private air ranch in Greenleaf, Idaho. 35 miles West of Boise.
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: $190-215/hr (discounted $5/hr from retail rates)
Kitfox rental for training (your home): Posted retail rates by Kitfox version
Instructor: $585/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).
YOUR KITFOX (you’ve just purchased (new or used)) TO YOUR HOME:
Ferried @ Day Rate (if overnight)
Plus reimbursement for: 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 visiting 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
Short articles on the How & Why: The Taildragger
Rich Stowell’s opinion (right on): Tailwheel Transition Training
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