Our Philosophy

We at Blue Skies Flying Services believe that flying is FUN and we try to teach that way, too. When it stops being fun, we will stop flying. The excitement you feel on the first flight should continue through all your flying. We work to keep that up. At the same time, we approach each flight lesson in a professional manner because the Private Pilot certificate can be the first step toward a career in aviation.


Upcoming Private Pilot Ground School beginning in February!

We are OVER THE TOP excited, grateful, and proud, to announce that we have again been awarded by AOPA as the BEST FLIGHT SCHOOL, Great Lakes Region, for 2021-2022!!!

And that’s not all… three of our flight instructors were recognized as Distinguished Flight Instructors by AOPA: Ernie Boys, Natalie Janelli, and Mike Biewenga!

Thanks to all of our students and pilots who provided feedback during AOPA’s annual flight training experience survey. It is your feedback that helps us continue to improve and better meet your training needs!


*Blue Skies Flying Services also earned the AOPA award as Best in the Midwest in both 2017 and 2018  *CFII and Chief Flight Instructor Mike Biewenga was not only awarded as BEST in the MIDWEST, but in the NATION in 2018  *CFII Jim Fellers and CFII Joseph J, Zubay were also recognized as distinguished flight instructors in 2018


We are beyond excited, proud, and THANKFUL for our extended Blue Skies family—students, pilots, staff, and their family and friends!

Congratulations on our Members’ Accomplishments!




Blue Skies is an award winning flight school with some of the best instructors in the industry. We pride ourselves on making our students feel like part of the Blue Skies family during flight training and beyond. While training at Blue Skies, you will have access to a well maintained fleet of aircraft that are perfect for student pilots. Blue Skies also has an FAA approved simulator that can be used during Instrument training.




Our superbly maintained fleet of aircraft are all 4-seat, all-weather single engine airplanes. Our aircraft are equipped with modern avionics – all planes have IFR WAAS GPS, 4-place intercoms, and some are equipped with Auto Pilot.




Blue Skies has been in the aircraft maintenance business for over 28 years. We service both single and multi-engine airplanes. We can help with your annual inspection as well as major engine and airframe repairs, including completion of STC and FAA 337 forms. We also offer aircraft detailing and tire services. Blue Skies is ready to help you with all of your aircraft maintenance needs.