Rates & Policies


I charge $100 - $120 per hour for ground and flight instruction. If we fly regularly at least several times per month, then I will invoice monthly. For short-term or one-off instruction, then I request to be paid at the end of the session. (For most Cirrus instruction, I charge $120/hour, since I invested a lot of time and money to become a CSIP.)


I accept Paypal, Venmo, ApplePay, cash or check, whatever is easiest for you.


I am typically available to instruct on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Sometimes other days can work by previous arrangement. If you are a West Valley Flying Club member, then you can schedule me on the ScheduleMaster system, where I keep my availability up-to-date. Otherwise, contact me by e-mail to schedule a session.

Cancellation Policy:

Please give me as much notice as you can if you need to cancel. If you cancel within 24 hours, I will bill you for the time as scheduled, unless I can slot another client into your timeslot. I will not bill you if the cancellation is due to weather or illness. If weather is an issue, if appropriate, we will switch to a ground lesson or catch up up on required paperwork and endorsements.

Contact info:

text or call: 650-278-9137