Classes and Meetings

Private Pilot Ground School Starts 10 September 2018

Class is Instructor Led. Two nights a week, 6-9pm!

13 week class – Every Monday and Wednesday nights; Tuition $325

Want to learn to fly? Obtain your FAA Private Pilot Certificate at Benton Air Center. This Class covers all the subject areas required to learn to fly and successfully pass the FAA Written Exam. Tuition is $325 plus books ($85) for the 13 week class. Class meets every Monday and Wednesday Class (6-9pm) for 13 weeks. Course is instructor led in our Training Room.

Come to the first night's class for FREE, which is an overview of the flight training process and review the approximate costs to obtain your Private Pilot Certificate.

Sign up by calling 241-4204


Instrument Rating Ground School 10 April 2018

Got your Private Pilot's License already? Get the best pilot insurance policy ever by obtaining your INSTRUMENT RATING. IFR Ground School Class Starts Tuesday at 6pm. The class will run for 9 weeks every Tues / Thurs 6pm to 9pm. Books are available from Benton Air Center. This will be a once a year offering!

Course begins at 6PM on 10 April 2018, at Benton Air Center in Redding, CA. Cost: $375 plus books

Sign up by calling 241-4204


Garmin 430 User's Class

(good to know if you are flying YY or one of our complex aircraft):

Hands On Class covering all aspects of using the Garmin 430 for VFR and IFR flight. Fully functioning Garmin 430 Simulator to practice with, and follow the lessons with hands on use. Includes lunch at the cafe  $25 each.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ground School

The next class begins in September 2018!

We will be offering a Private Pilot Ground School course, beginning 10 September 2018. The classes will be held 6-9pm on Monday and Wednesday nights, and continue for 13 weeks.

Even if you have not signed up for the course before the first day, are welcome to attend the first class for FREE. This first night will include an overview of the course, and what it takes to become a Private Pilot!

Learn all the required knowledge to pass the FAA Written Exam, a major step to earn your Private Pilot Certificate. This FAA Part 141 Approved ground training course follows the syllabus and training manual from Jeppesen, a leader in aviation training materials.

This class is a great way to get started with flight lessons. Ask your instructor for details.


We do ask that you contact us before the first class, so that we have enough extra chairs placed in the room.

The cost of the course is $325, and books will be $85 additional.

Purchase the online Cessna Flight training kit with us, and get a $150 discount on the cost of the ground school. Ask on the first day of class about any scholarships that may be available.

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Quizzes will utilize the actual FAA test questions to get your familiar with the questions to pass the FAA written test!

The first day is FREE, and we discuss what it takes to get your certificate, so come out and ask questions!

Topics Include:

  • Overview of what it takes to get your certificate. Costs / time / medical requirements etc.
  • Aircraft Structures / Engines / Electrical / Fuel Systems - how the plane operates
  • Aerodynamics - How a plane flies
  • Airport Operations (runways, taxiways, control towers)
  • Communications
  • Navigation / Flight Planning
  • FAA Regulations
  • Weather / Weather Hazards / Sources of Weather for your flight plan
  • Aeromedical / Human Physiology
  • Aircraft Takeoff, Landing, and Cruise Performance Calculations
  • E-6B Flight Computer


Dinner & Movie at Benton Airpark!

Saturday Night Dinner and a Movie in the Hangar

Relax in First Class Airline Seats (First 12 attendees) and watch classic movies on the big screen in our airplane hangar!

You can call in to reserve these seats!   Reserved Seats are $15 each

Dinner is available upstairs in the Airpark Cafe 5:30pm to 7pm. Order off the menu! Beer and Wine available!

Movie is $10 per person and includes FREE POPCORN!

May 12th: Beaverton Outlaws: Hosted by the Oregon Aviation Historical Society

  • The presentation runs about an hour, Cassie Barong will talk about aviation history in Oregon for DAYS! We have a series of videos that are compilations of interviews with the "Beaverton Outlaws" themselves, George Bogardus, Danny Grecco and the like. There are 10 or 11 in total (5-10 minutes each) and usually pick 3-5 to play with explanations in between and a short power point that talks about OAHS and the Outlaw aircraft we have at the museum. These fellows were some of the first "home builders" designing and building their own planes. This is set in the time period before the EAA was formed and pilot / homebuilders were "blessed" by the FAA with experimental type ratings!

 June 9th: SANDLOT (Jessica's Favorite Movie!) - Kids FREE - Hot Dogs/Burgers in the Café at 5:30pm, Movie at 7pm!

  • You're killing me Smalls! Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. Rodriguez, the neighborhood baseball guru, takes Smalls under his wing - soon he becomes part of the local baseball buddies. They fall into adventures involving baseball, treehouse sleep-ins, the desirous lifeguard at the local pool, the snooty rival ball team, and the travelling fair. Beyond the fence at the back of the sandlot menaces a legendary ball-eating dog called The Beast, and the kids inevitably must deal with him. Written by Dan Urson

 NO MOVIE JULY _ AUGUST_SEPTEMBER while is SMOKIN' hot in the hangar

 October 13th: TOPGUN Annual Showing! Usually a SELL OUT Dinner in the Café at 5:30pm, Movie at 7pm!

 November 10th: Disney Movie PLANES - Kids FREE - Hot Dogs/Burgers in the Café at 5:30pm, Movie at 7pm!

  • The world of Cars takes flight in Planes, Disney's high-flying animated comedy revved up with action and adventure. Join Dusty, a crop duster with sky-high dreams and a once-in-a- lifetime chance to take on the world's fastest flyers in the greatest air race ever. Dusty has a huge heart but two big problems...he's not exactly built for speed, plus he's afraid of heights. His courage is put to the ultimate test as this unlikely hero aims higher than he ever imagined. With a little help from his friends, Dusty finds the courage to be more than he was built for—and the inspiration to soar.



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