York Flight Training

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York Flight Training is a flight school based out of York Airport (KTHV) in Pennsylvania. They offer competitive rates, and an unparalleled emphasis on service. Their military trained instructors strive to provide a safe and enriching learning environment for individuals who seek flight lessons in York. With a combined total of over 100 years flying, and over 25,000 hours of accident free flight, they have the experience to do things right. Having received my pilots license through York Flight Training at the minimum legal age (17) I feel confident recommending them to anyone who wishes to learn how to fly in York. Steve Nagorny is the owner and head instructor at York Flight Training, and it was his unprecedented dedication which contributed to my success as a student. If I was having an off day he would take the extra step to ensure I made the best of my flight time. It is this type of personal interaction that makes their school unique and gives students a higher chance of achieving their goals. Most flight instructors only teach flying to “Bridge the Gap” a term which means to acquire the necessary flight time to become an attractive candidate to an airline. The instructors at York Flight Training are committed to teaching people how to fly safely, and have no desire to fly commercially. This means you will have an instructor who is focused on your personal goals and not their own. They will meet with you to build a flight training program catered to your needs and financial restrictions. York Flight Training also offers a low cost ground school throughout the year which is a great starting point for anyone who wants to learn to fly in York. This ground school is affordable and teaches the basic principles of navigation, aerodynamics, engine operation, federal regulation, meteorology, and safe flying. It is open to students of all ages, and can be a very enriching extracurricular activity regardless of the learners plans to continue with flight lessons in York.
Cessna 172 Skyhawk
York Flight Training keeps their fleet of four instrument equipped Cessna 172 aircraft up to the highest safety standards. The Cessna 172 is the world’s most popular trainer, and has been for over half a century. Literally thousands of students have successfully received the Pilots Certificate behind the yoke of 172’s, which are hailed internationally for their impeccable safety standards. If you or someone you know is looking for flight lessons in York call York Flight Training today at (717) 654-3871 for the personal attention you deserve. Tell them James sent you and receive 10% off your first flight lesson! What are you waiting for?

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9 Responses to “York Flight Training”

  1. Dean Koehler October 10, 2010 at 11:12 am #

    The owner Steve Nagorny – was he a Ser-grad T-2 instructor at NAS Kingsville TX in 1977? He’d be pushing 60 now I’d think. If so, I was one of his students in VT23. I remember him being very patient with me when I accidently blew open a chute pack during preflight!
    Dean Koehler
    Capt. USNR – ret.
    Capt Alaska Airlines

  2. James January 1, 2010 at 12:24 am #

    That sounds like a great plan Dylan. I work flight line at the airport on weekends (sometimes during the week too) and I look forward to seeing you around. Best of luck with aviation and your career.

  3. Dylan Heath January 1, 2010 at 12:07 am #

    Yes, I will be trained to fly upon completion of OCS and preflight indoctrination. And that’s exactly it, to get some prep. I’ve taken all my aviation test to qualify for training but I’ll definately set up some times to fly beforehand.

  4. James January 1, 2010 at 11:43 pm #

    Glad to help Dylan. Do I understand you correct in that your flight contract will provide you with millitary flight training, however you are just looking for some minimal flight lessons as a prep? If so, flight lessons are non obligatory meaning you can take as many or few as you want without needing to commit to a private license. Steve Nagorny will gladly discuss this with you, and help you achieve your personal goals. It is highly practical to solo in 20 hours, but this desicsion is made when your instructor feels you are fully capable of safely operating the aircraft. During my time with Steve he was incredibly flexible (I was busy with school and couldn’t commit to a set schedual) and as long as you are motivated to succeed he will push you toward your goals. Finally, something I would highly recommend is their ground school. I can’t remember the price, but it’s no more than $300 (much less though I think) for a classroom style class that meets weekly for 3 hours over a 3 month span. I personally took the class twice and it was a highly valuable learning tool in the fundamentals of flight. I believe they have a ground school starting this spring. 

    Let me know if you have any other questions!

  5. Dylan Heath January 1, 2010 at 10:50 pm #

    Thanks, that’s very helpful. I have an flight contract with the Marine Corps so I’d like some flight time. Judging by costs I would probably only be able to fly every other week. I would like to get the point where I can solo or perform a cross-country flight. I don’t really need the license per say. I talked to Steve on the phone not to long ago and he was a Navy flyer so that definately raised my interest in what the school can offer me. Can I take however many lessons I want without bound to the obligations of a PPL?

  6. James January 1, 2010 at 10:21 pm #

    Hey Dylan,

    Thanks for your comment. York Flight Training offers an introductory flight for $99 where the student gets to take the controls, and receive some amount of ground instruction on basic aerodynamic properties. This is good for someone who is looking to learn if flight lessons are right for them. They rent Cessna 172’s wet (a term which means with the cost of fuel already factored into the rental price) for $125/hr. An instructor costs an additional $49/hr. Both rental and instructor fees will be charged based on actual flight time, so it is not necessary to fly for a full hour. The FAA requires student pilots to acquire 40 hours minimum flight time (as well as a few other requirements) before taking the private pilot exam. Don’t forget to tell them James sent you for an extra 10% off your first lesson. Also I recommend you pay this blog post a visit – http://answersforpilots.com/blog/20/a-pilots-guide-to-flight-training – where I outline all of the important info on how and where to receive flight training.

    Thanks for visiting, and I look forward to seeing you at the airport soon!

  7. Dylan Heath January 1, 2010 at 6:52 pm #

    I’m a college student at York College. Im in the USMC officer program and I’m going to OCS. I would like to take a few lessons. Can you give me some exact rates? Thanks.


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