BLANTON SCHOOL OF FLIGHT is located at the spacious, 32,000
square foot REDDING JET CENTER. This
modern facility is an excellent learning environment providing large
classrooms with video teaching aids, conference rooms,
briefing/debriefing rooms, and a luxurious pilot lounge.
school prides itself in
highly personalized instruction. Unlike many large schools, we do
not employ rote teaching methods or "canned" programs.
Each student responds best to a unique instruction style, and should be
addressed accordingly. Additionally, your training will be custom
tailored to your personal goal, be it an airline career, corporate
aviation, Alaskan bush flying, government jobs, or just pleasure
flying. You will also be given an honest appraisal of your career
potential, considering your abilities, education, and background.
courses are not
taught to minimum standards. You will receive extra instruction
specific to your goals. For example, you may be taught terrain
flying, crew coordination principles, or other techniques specific to
your goals. An abbreviated course for spouses is also offered to
teach her or him to land the airplane, and just enjoy flying more.
Blanton holds a
Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, and a State
of California teaching credential specific to flight instruction.
His pilot certificates include a Commercial License, Single-engine,
Airline Transport Pilot, and Multi-engine. He is certified to
teach Private, Commercial, Instrument, Multi-engine, Multi-engine
Instrument, Airline Transport, and all Flight Instructor
curricula. He has been actively teaching these courses for over 30
years, with additional experience as a corporate pilot, weather
modification, and U.S. Forest Service fire fighting. At present
is also teaching aviation at Shasta College.
The Private Pilot curriculum includes a minimum of 40 hours
of flying time in the Piper Cherokee 160. For a complete course
breakdown, or information on the commercial, instrument, and other
certificates, please contact us.
Discovery Flights available!
Airport (RDD) is an excellent learning facility. It offers
virtually all the different instrument approaches used in the
country. Is has four runways and a FAA control tower. The
local area offers sea, coast, valley, and mountainous topography for
wide range of flying environments. Mr. Blanton's extensive Forest
Service mountain flying experience will show you how to cope with the
many facets unique to mountain flying, and to mountain airport
Redding area offers a
wide variety of outdoor scenery and activities with its many lakes,
streams, mountains, and forests. Along with these amenities, the
BERT BLANTON SCHOOL OF FLIGHT will afford you specialized instruction
specific to your personal goals.