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Blue Skies Flying Services is located in the northern suburbs of Chicago at 3CK, Lake in the Hills Airport. Blue Skies opened its doors in 1993 and has grown with the McHenry county community over the last 24+ years. Blue Skies has gained recognition as one of the finest aviation educational training facilities in the country and was voted #1 Flight School in the Midwest in 2017 by the AOPA. Blue Skies has one of the largest retail Pilot Shops in the Great Lakes area, and the Testing Center provides CATS FAA testing as well as numerous other computer-based employment testing needs.

Blue Skies is a full-service flight school and pilot shop that offers flight instruction, aircraft rental, and aircraft maintenance. The Pilot Shop carries a variety of pilot and student needs with an inventory of books, training materials, pilot supplies, NOS charts, David Clark, Lightspeed and Flightcom headsets and aircraft supplies, gifts and more.

Our faculty and staff are professional, with highly qualified flight instructors, and like the rest of our Blue Skies family, are committed to helping you get into the aviation field and prepare for a successful career. Flight training programs available include the Private Pilot License (PPL), Instrument Rating (IFR), Commercial Pilot License (CPL), and Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and (CFII), Flight Reviews and Instrument Proficiency Checks are also available. Scheduled flying lessons and aircraft rentals are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Blue Skies also has an AATD flight simulator, with log able time towards most ratings and IPC’s.

The owner of Blue Skies Flying Services is actively involved in the day-to-day operations and is an A&P and IA. He oversees all the school fleet maintenance as well as other customer-owned aircraft maintenance needs who come for the same quality of maintenance that the school fleet is known for.

Take your passion for flying to Blue Skies Flying Services!

Blue Skies Flying Services was named the Top Flight School in the in the Midwest Region at the 2017 AOPA Flight Training Experience Awards.

Blue Skies Flying Services was on the AOPA Honor Roll for best Flight Schools in 2016, and in 2015, Blue Skies Flying Services made the top 10 in the country.

Mike Biewenga is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Gold Seal Flight Instructor.