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Charter Flights / Aerial Photography / Fractional Ownership / Pilot Services / Range Distance
Join us to travel in twin-engine comfort and safety to your business meetings or vacation destination. We are currently undergoing the FAA certification process to provide charter services to the Columbia River Gorge and expect to be fully certified in 2014.
Our initial capabilities will include all-weather travel to most destinations in the Pacific Northwest. Take a look at our Range Map to plan your next trip, or contact [email protected] for a customized charter experience.
Frequent Flyer? See the Fractional Ownership Section
Gorge Aviation Services provides professional support for photographic missions of all kinds. Our experience ranges from simply lining up that perfect shot to providing you with a framed print of your subject. We employ a network of skilled local photographers and printers, or we can work with a professional of your choice. Regardless, our intimate knowledge of the local area and weather patterns will maximize your chance of getting the shot you need as efficiently as possible.
Past work includes:
Fixed-wing scouting prior to helicopter video shoots
Construction progress photos at specified intervals
Unique, eye-catching residential images for real estate listings.
No training, no security lines — just on-demand travel custom fit to your needs at a fraction of the cost of owning an aircraft.
Gorge Aviation Services is in the process of launching a fractional ownership program, whereby our clients can purchase a share of an aircraft, which Gorge Aviation Services will manage, maintain and fly for its owners.
If you are interested in such an arrangement, contact us.
There are a wide variety of occasions where an aircraft owner may choose to hire a professional pilot to fly their aircraft.
We can help with any of the following situations and more:
- Custom tailored mentor ships
- Pilot certification, refresher or advanced training
- Insurance time minimums (Ask about our non-owned insurance coverage)
- Flying friends, family and business clients in your aircraft
- Aircraft repositioning
- Ferry flights of newly purchased/sold aircraft (our full time pilot is also an A&P, which can help consolidate the expense of your aircraft purchase or sale)
- Safety pilot support during high workload, high pressure flights, or flights to unfamiliar destinations
- Assistance with US-Canada border crossing procedures
Learn to Fly / Flight Simulator / Private Pilot Course / Instrument Rating Course / G1000 Training
Learn to Fly
Discovery Flights are only $99!
The perfect introductory experience for those who are considering becoming a pilot, or for those that simply want to give flying a try. You will be able to fly the airplane for most of this first flight, typically lasting just over half an hour. Our instructor will also take as much time as necessary before and after the flight to explain the entire training process, as well as answer any questions you might have. Call today to book your first flight!
Start your flight on the ground at any airport or in the air.
Fly day or night in VFR or IFR conditions.
Practice aircraft failures and emergency procedures.
Shoot instrument approaches to minimums at any airport in the world.
Practice cross-country flights to unfamiliar airports before you get in the airplane.
Redbird TD is approved as a Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD) by the FAA. It is then authorized per 61.4(c) for use in satisfying the Tasks/Maneuvers and Procedures under parts 61 and 141.
Redbird TD2 AATD training device allows you to gain or maintain instrument skills even on those bad weather days.
Parrot is designed to operate with Redbird’s TD series of FAA certified flight training devices. It makes learning to talk on the radio fun and stress-free.
Cygnus allows you to use any aviation or navigation apps running on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch while connected to any one of a wide range of flight simulation software products.
Private Pilot Course
Flying continues to be the safest and most efficient mode of transportation. At Gorge Aviation Services, we train pilots to keep it that way. We not only take pride in training safe pilots, but also strive to make flying a fun and rewarding experience. Obtaining your Private Pilot Certificate will be one of the most memorable adventures of your life. You will find the process challenging and extremely fulfilling.
To become a private pilot you need a FAA minimum of 40 hours of total flight time, which must consist of at least 20 hours of dual instruction and 10 hours of solo flight. We follow a 61-part training structure, which enables great flexibility and a fun learning environment. With the assistance of our instructors and our custom textbook, you can track your progress, come to each lesson prepared, and leave each lesson feeling a sense of accomplishment.
Instrument Rating Course
Obtaining an instrument rating not only enables you to fly in challenging weather conditions but also makes you a more well-rounded pilot. At Gorge Aviation Services, we follow a proven and effective curriculum that will help guide you through FAA Check ride and set you up for a lifetime of safe instrument flight. This will vastly improve your airplane handing skills, flight planning, and will likely lower your insurance rates as well.
The Garmin 1000 avionics suite offers up to the minute weather information, live traffic alerts in busy airspace, and all of the airport and frequency information you’d ever want — right at your fingertips. In short, the Garmin 1000 avionics suite gives pilots an unmatched margin of safety. For most current pilots with little or no GPS experience, training will take less than five hours in the air for VFR applications. For current IFR pilots, combine your Technically Advanced Aircraft transition with your next IPC! We also stock Max Trescott’s popular G1000 and GPS handbooks for home study to augment your hands-on experience with us.
Scenic Flights / Flight Adventures
Enjoy a Change of Perspective
Have you ever seen the world from the air?
Looking to show your guests a view of the area they’ll never forget?
Book a scenic flight!
Fly somewhere completely Different!
Been a pilot for a while? Looking for an alternative to flying around the patch? Grab an instructor and fly off to somewhere you’ve never been.
Inspections / Routine Maintenance / Parts / Detailing / PSI Lasergrade Testing
We are your local mechanic and maintenance shop. Every mechanic and IA we work with is also a pilot, so we understand the trust involved in aircraft maintenance. Rest assured, any aircraft we work on is maintained to the highest standards — without breaking the bank.
We also welcome ‘owner-assist’ projects. After all, it’s the owner or operator who is truly responsible for keeping their aircraft in airworthy condition.
Annual Condition Inspections (Experimental)
We stock most routine mainenance parts. If we don’t have it, chances are someone in our local parts network does.
PSI Lasergrade Testing
We are the only testing center in the gorge. We are open for testing during normal business hours. You may schedule a test through PSI / Lasergrade directly, or just give us a call.
Make sure to bring:
- Government issued photo ID
Proof of address if different from your ID
Sales / Current Inventory / Pre-Purchase Inspections
Allow us to help you find a perfect match for your aircraft as you move to the next model, or help you locate that next dream plane. We can help answer questions from prospective buyers, and in turn know exactly what to ask of sellers.
Our expertise as instructors, pilots and aircraft mechanics make us uniquely suited to assist in aircraft sales and acquisition.
No Aircraft in Stock at this time.
A complete pre-purchase inspection of a used aircraft can be the best money you ever spend. Though purchasing a used aircraft can result in years of enjoyment and trouble free transportation, improper pre-sale inspection can result in years of unforeseen expenses and potentially life-threatening issues.
We can travel to a prospective aircraft prepared with the latest information on airworthiness directives and model-specific issues. Following a complete and thorough inspection, we will provide a detailed report of our findings. If the aircraft passes our inspection, we can also help you close the deal and fly your aircraft home.
Private Pilot / Private Pilot Refresher / Custom Ground Class
Please call or email us to enroll – ground school courses are run according to demand.
This class will prepare you for the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test, a requirement for your rating. Over 8 weeks, we’ll guide you through each and every topic that may show up on the exam. If you aspire to be a pilot, this course is a must.
Private Pilot Refresher
This short class will bring you up to speed on the latest best practices and changes in regulation. The course is a great way to prepare for your BFR, or after a hiatus from flying.
$25 each night or $115 for all.
Five nights over five weeks:
Week 1 | Airspace & Charts
Week 2 | Weather
Week 3 | Regulations
Week 4 | Decision Making
Week 5 | GPS
Custom Ground Classes
Our instructors have experience and a proven record with custom-tailored ground schools. Whatever your interest, we can create and execute a quality ground instruction program to suit your needs.
After Hours Call-Out
Keep in mind that there is a coded 24/7 bathroom available, as well as full self-service fuel if needed.
For the unexpected mechanical problem after hours, our mechanic would be happy to come out to assist for a fee in addition to our normal shop rates.