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Flight School

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Cessna 152, Cessna 172, Piper Cherokee

Solos & Checkrides

students from empire aviation’s flight school

Henderson-Oxford Airport

KHNZ in Oxford, NC is the ideal setting for flying lessons

Private Pilot Ground School Private Pilot Ground School

Our Winter Private Pilot Ground School starts Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 6PM and meets once a week for 12 weeks. Cost $199. Join us and other students learning how to fly!

Mike Kellogg, KHNZ Airport Manager Mike Kellogg, KHNZ Airport Manager

A memorial gathering of friends will be held at the Henderson-Oxford Airport from 2 – 4 pm on Saturday, February 17, 2018, to remember Mike.

When Dogs Fly When Dogs Fly

Empire Aviation student and Durham resident Rick Gutlon uses his Private Pilots license to help animal rescue groups transport dogs to safety. Since 2011 he’s flown over 320 dogs (and 22 cats!) to safety in his C172E.

Taking Flight Taking Flight

Empire Aviation’s Flight School is featured in this August 2017 article by Kathy Wolford of the Oxford Public Ledger.

Ground School Visits NCDOT & RDU Flight Services Ground School Visits NCDOT & RDU Flight Services

Our Winter 2017 Private Pilot Ground School visited the NCDOT Division of Aviation and the Raleigh FSS on February 28, 2017.

Volunteer Pilots Network Volunteer Pilots Network

Empire Aviation flight school student Rick Gutlon launches the Volunteer Pilots Network to promote public benefit flying.

Book: The Day I Learned To Fly Book: The Day I Learned To Fly

Jeff Kennon, an Empire Aviation student, publishes this charming children’s book. Read the review by Ben Sinclair at General Aviation News.