Based in Mount Gilead, fly in our Cessna 172 or our Cessna 182.
Every flight is tailored to the passengers.
See Mohican, see where they filmed Shawshank Redemption, see the farms, the towns, the lakes, and more.
Just maybe, you'll be able to take the controls for a bit.
Bring the camera. Text your friends. Go live on video.
All flights will be operated IAW 14 CFR § 91.147
Rates are per plane load:
All prices are subject to change without notice.
Basic - 30 minutes $139
Good - 45 minutes $189
Better - 60 minutes $239
Best - 90 minutes $349
Night Flight - 60 minutes $299
Want something different? Call us and we'll discuss it.
$25 deposit required
5% discount for veterans with ID.
*The fine print:
· Up to 3 passengers at no additional cost.
· Weight restrictions apply.
· Flights are weather dependent.
· Night Flights will begin just before sunset and continue for the remainder of the hour.
· We accept cash, check, PayPal, Venmo, and credit cards (please add 3.5% for PayPal and credit cards).
· Add 7.25% for state sales tax.
· No shows forfeit the $25 deposit.
· All sales final. No refunds.
Our pilots are professionals with a focus on the satisfaction, comfort, and safety of their passengers.
Keith Sparks is retired Army. He is the owner and chief pilot of Sparks Fly LLC. He is an instrument rated, commercial pilot who has been around airplanes most of his life.
Joe Carroll is a retired Air Force fighter pilot and retired airline pilot. He has spent many years in the cockpit in airplanes ranging from a Cessna 172 to an F-16 fighter jet to a Boeing 737.
Josh Lee is a pipeline patrol pilot with numerous additional ratings.
We fly 4 seat airplanes. I, as pilot, use one seat. That leaves 3 for passengers. The only exception to this rule is a child under 24 months. A child under 24 months can be held as a lap child.
These are sightseeing tours. We are not trying to "go" somewhere. So, we fly at about 500-1500 feet above ground. Any higher just burns extra fuel. Any lower and we'll run into a tower. Plus, lower is illegal.
Again, we are not trying to go anywhere. We keep the engine pulled back some for fuel economy and our speed will be around 100-120 mph.
As a Part 91.147 operator, I must take off and land at the same airport. We will remain within 25 miles of the airport. Draw that out on a map. It's a huge circle for sightseeing purposes. We will tailor each flight to the passengers desires. We can NOT take you somewhere and land there. That is a charter and is not permitted under my Letter of Authorization and the regulations.