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.

Announcements

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Blue Skies Flying Services have repeated last year’s AOPA award as Best in the Midwest!

CFII and Chief Flight Instructor Mike Biewenga was not only awarded as BEST in the MIDWEST, but in the NATION!

CFII Jim Fellers and CFII Joseph J, Zubay were also recognized as distinguished flight instructors!

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

Congratulations on our Members’ Accomplishments!

Slide New Solo:
Derek Long
January 8, 2020
A huge congratulations to Derek Long (R) on completing his first solo in Warrior N621HS ! A big thanks to your CFII – Brandon Kuhn (L) !
Slide New Commercial Pilot:
Scott Thoman
February 20, 2020
A huge congratulations to Scott Thoman (center) on passing his Commercial checkride in Cessna N456ER! A big thanks to your CFII, Brandon Kuhn (L) and DPE Dave Monroe!
Slide New Solo:
Matt Muchow
February 10, 2020
A huge congratulations to Matt Muchow (R) on completing his first solo in Warrior N32403! A big thanks to your CFII, Brandon Kuhn (L)!
Slide New Solo:
Daniel Sowa
February 8, 2020
A huge congratulations to Daniel Sowa (R) on completing his first solo in Cessna N456ER! A big thanks to your CFII, Brandon Kuhn (L)!
Slide New Solo:
Ryan Pearson
February 8, 2020
A huge congratulations to Ryan Pearson (R) on completing his first solo in Warrior N4627F! A big thanks to your CFI, Phil Stegge(L)! Ryan-Pearson_Blue-Skies-Flying-Services_Solo
Slide New Solo:
Brooke Monroe
February 8, 2020
A huge congratulations to Brooke Monroe on completing her first solo in Warrior N43020! A big thanks to your CFI, Randy Awker (L) and DPE (and Dad!) Dave Monroe ! Brooke-Monroe_Blue-Skies-Flying-Services_Solo
Slide New Private Pilot:
Quinton Urban
February 5, 2020
A huge congratulations to Quinton Urban (L) on passing his Private Pilot checkride! A big thanks to your CFII, Jim Fellers, and DPE Dave Monroe (R)! Quintan-Urban_Blue-Skies-Flying-Services_Private-Pilot
Slide First Solo:
Patrick Altenhoff
March 24, 2020
Congratulations to Patrick Altenhoff (L), who completed his first solo in Warrior N621HS on 3/17!!! A big Thank You as well, to his CFII, Jamie Hagel (R). Great job!!! Patrick-Altenhoff_Blue-Skies-Flying-Services_Solo
Slide New Commercial Pilot:
Dan Biell
May 29, 2020
A huge congratulations to Dan Biell (R) on passing his Commercial Pilot checkride! A big thanks to your CFI Kurt Salmich, and DPE Ed Finnegan (L). Dan-Biell_Blue-Skies-Flying-Services_Commercial
Slide New Solo:
Jak Kalvin
June 6, 2020
A huge congratulations to Jak Kalvin (R) on completing his first solo in Warrior N621HS ! A big thanks to your CFI – Brad Delisle (L) !
Slide New Solo:
Jake Nelson
June 19, 2020
A huge congratulations to Jake Nelson (R) on completing his first solo in Warrior N4627F ! A big thanks to your CFI – Alex Priester (L)!
Slide New Private Pilot:
Evan Blackman
June 21,2020
Congratulations to Evan Blackman on passing his Private Pilot checkride in Archer N2817D! A big thanks to your CFI (and Dad!) Tom Blackman (L), and DPE Dave Monroe (R)!
Slide New Solo:
Michael Burger
June 27,2020
A huge congratulations to Michael Burger (L) on completing his first solo in Cessna N432ER! A big thanks to your CFI – Ernie Boys (R)!
Slide New Solo:
Abigail Nelson
June 27,2020
A huge congratulations to Abigail Nelson (L) on completing her first solo in Warrior N32403! A big thanks to your CFI – Brad Delisle (R)!
Slide New Private Pilot:
Ryan Kuhn
July 3, 2020
A huge congratulations to Ryan Kuhn (center) on passing his Private Pilot checkride in Warrior N621HS! And a very big thank you to his CFII and brother, Brandon Kuhn (L), as well as DPE Dave Monroe(R)!
Slide New Solo:
Kevin Budinger
July 3, 2020
A huge congratulations to Kevin Budinger on completeing his first solo flight in Warrior N621HS! And a very big thank you to his CFI, Kurt Salmich!
Slide New Private Pilot:
Arik Ravagnie
July 3,2020
Congratulations to Arik Ravagnie (L) on passing his Private Pilot checkride in Warrior N32403! A big thanks to your CFI, Brad Delisle (R), and DPE Dave Monroe (R)!
Slide New Private Pilot:
Frank Rodriguez
July 4, 2020
Congratulations to Frank Rodriguez (L) on passing his Private Pilot checkride in Warrior N32403! A big thanks to your CFI, Mike Biewenga, and DPE Dave Monroe (R)!
Slide New Solo:
Ben Hausch
July 6, 2020
A huge congratulations to Ben Hausch on completeing his first solo flight in Warrior N621HS! And a very big thank you to his CFI, Brandon Kuhn!
Slide New Private Pilot:
Brad Szywala
July 7, 2020
Congratulations to Brad Szywala (R) on passing his Private Pilot checkride in Cessna N432ER! A big thanks to your CFI, Phil Stegge, and DPE Ed Finnegan (L)!
Slide New Solo:
Gabe Budinger
July 11, 2020
A huge congratulations to Gabe Budinger (L) on completing his first solo flight in Warrior N4627F! A big thanks to your CFI, Tom Blackman(R)!
Slide New Solo:
Hayden Hamilton
July 16, 2020
A huge congratulations to Hayden Hamilton (L) on completing his first solo flight in Warrior N32403! A big thanks to your CFI, Adam Reuss (R)!
Slide New Solo:
Vivien
July 20, 2020
A huge congratulations to Vivien (L) on completing her first solo flight in Warrior N621HS! A big thank you as well to her CFI, Jamie Hagel (R)!
Slide New Solo:
Matt McClellan
July 23, 2020
A huge congratulations to Matt McClellan (L) on completing his first solo flight in Cessna 172 N432ER! A big thank you as well to his CFI, Alex Priester (R)!
Slide New CFI:
Alex Carbajal
July 29, 2020
A huge congratulations to Alex Carbajal on earning his CFI rating in Cessna N432ER! A big thank you as well to his CFI, Mike Biewenga and DPE Gerry Ventrella!
Slide New Instrument Pilot:
Andy Zhou
July 29, 2020
A huge congratulations to Andy Zhou(L) on passing his Instrument Pilot checkride in Warrior N621HS! A big thanks to your CFII Jim Fellers(R), and DPE Dave Monroe.
Slide New Solo:
Jeff Gill
August 5, 2020
A huge congratulations to Jeff Gill on completing his first solo flight in Warrior N32403! A big thank you as well to his CFI, Kurt Salmich!
Slide New Private Pilot:
Ben Hausch
August 6, 2020
Congratulations to Ben Hausch on passing his Private Pilot checkride in Warrior N32403! A big thanks to your CFI, Brandon Kuhn, and DPE Dave Monroe !
Slide New Private Pilot:
Jake Nelson
August 11, 2020
Congratulations to Jake Nelson(center) on passing his Private Pilot checkride in Warrior N4627F! A big thanks to your CFI, Alex Priester(L) and DPE Dave Monroe(R)!
Slide New Private Pilot:
Daniel Sowa
August 13, 2020
Congratulations to Daniel Sowa on passing his Private Pilot checkride in Cessna N456ER! A big thanks to your CFI, Phil Stegge and DPE Dave Monroe!
Slide New Private Pilot:
Brooke Monroe
August 13, 2020
Congratulations to Brooke Monroe on passing her Private Pilot checkride in Warrior N4627F! A big thanks to your CFI, Randy Awker and DPE Gerry Ventrella!
Slide New Solo:
Sarah Baier
August 14, 2020
A huge congratulations to Sarah Baier on completing her first solo flight in Warrior N6604F! A big thank you as well to her CFI, Adam Reuss!
Slide New Private Pilot:
Manish Upadhyaya
August 20, 2020
Congratulations to Manish Upadhyaya on passing his Private Pilot checkride in Warrior N4627F! A big thanks to your CFII, Brandon Kuhn and DPE Dave Monroe!
Slide New Solo:
Allie Biewenga
August 30, 2020
A huge congratulations to Allie Biewenga on completing her first solo flight in Warrior N32403! A big thank you as well to her CFI and dad, Mike Biewenga!
Slide New Solo:
Matthew Nolen
August 30, 2020
A huge congratulations to Matthew Nolen on completing his first solo flight in Warrior N43020! A big thank you as well to his CFI , Brandon Kuhn!
Slide New Solo:
Bradley Kuhn
August 31, 2020
A huge congratulations to Bradley Kuhn on completing his first solo flight in Warrior N621HS! A big thank you as well to his CFI Brandon Kuhn (aka Bro)! HAPPY 16TH BIRTHDAY BRADLEY!!
Slide New Solo:
Chris Phillipe
September 14, 2020
A huge congratulations to Chris Phillippe on completing his first solo flight in Warrior N621HS! A big thank you as well to his CFI Adam Reuss!
Slide New Private Pilot:
Paul Tader
September 16, 2020
Congratulations to Paul Tader on passing his Private Pilot checkride in Warrior N32403! A big thanks to your CFI, Randy Awker and DPE Dave Monroe!
Slide New Solo:
Jeremy Banner
September 17, 2020
A huge congratulations to Jeremy Banner on completing his first solo flight in Warrior N6604F! A big thank you as well to his CFI, Jamie Hagel!
Slide New Solo:
Ed Kopidlansky
September 19th, 2020
A huge congratulations to Ed Kopidlansky on completing his first solo flight, in his plane, N5039R! A big thank you as well to his CFII, Randy Awker!
Slide New Solo:
Jonathan Pascoe
September 21, 2020
A huge congratulations to Jonathan Pascoe on completing his first solo flight in Warrior N6604F! A big thank you as well to his CFI, Kurt Salmich!
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FLIGHT

SCHOOL

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.

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AIRCRAFT

RENTAL

Our superbly maintained fleet of aircraft ranges in complexity from single-engine 2-seat trainers to 4-seat, all-weather engine airplanes. Our aircraft are equipped with modern avionics—most planes have GPS, autopilot, and 4-place intercoms.

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MAINTENANCE

Blue Skies has been in the aircraft maintenance business for over 20 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.