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Air Venture Flight Center is an FAA-approved 141 Flight Training school for all your Flight Certificates.

We train Private, Instrument, Commercial, Multi-engine, CFI, CFII, and MEI

We have a modern and well-equipped facility which not only includes a Pilot Shop and relaxing lobby, but also a PSI Testing Center located on-site for your required FAA knowledge tests, as well as dispatch stations, briefing rooms, weather stations, and more!


Our fleet of aircraft includes:

  • One  Cessna 150
  • Six - Cessna 152s 
  • Ten - Cessna 172s 
  • One Cessna 172 G1000 (Available for FITS training) 
  • One Piper Arrow 
  • One - Cessna 182
  • 2 BE-76 Beechcraft Duchesses

We also have several flight training devices, including: 
  • Frasca ATD G1000 
  • Elite Simulator (Single and Multi-engine configuration available)                  

Air Venture Flight Center has a professional staff of instructors who are dedicated to help you achieve your aviation goals, whether the end goal is a professional career or merely recreational. It is our desire to provide the best in flight training to our valued customer base. Air Venture is regarded as the premier flight-training center in the Mid-south area.


Basic Requirements to Receive Flight Training


  • Must be at least 16 for a student certificate and 17 for a private pilot certificate (No upper age limit).
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English.
  • Must be able to present a valid and current government issued photo I.D. (Ex. Driver's license, passport, military I.D.)
  • Must be able to receive an FAA Medical Flight Certificate (minimum Third Class). (click here for a listing of local Aviation Medical Examiners (AME)



Training Overview


Your flight training is comprised of two components – ground school and flight lessons in the aircraft.
During your ground school lessons, you will learn the information necessary to be a proficient and safe pilot. You will learn the fundamentals of flight and aerodynamics, how to read, interpret, and apply weather data, aircraft systems and performance, human factors in aviation, safety, the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), and much more! You have several options for ground training, but the ultimate goal is to successfully complete your FAA Knowledge Tests, as well as the oral portion of your check ride.
Flight training takes place in the airplane of your choice with your assigned instructor. You will be able to apply the book knowledge you learned in your ground school lessons, and refine your hands-on skills to safely operate an aircraft on your own, and pass the You'll learn the skills and gain experience to safely operate an airplane on your own, pass the flight portion of your check ride, and receive your pilot certificate.