Why Blue Skies Above?

Exceptional Flight Training

The Flight Training Experts

As the only flight school with a Cessna fleet in the area, we pride ourselves in training safe and highly proficient pilots. Come see what everyone's talking about! Visit Blue Skies Above and begin flight training today.

"Blue Skies Await. Don't Wait"

Knowledgeable Experienced Flight Instructors

Our team of highly knowledgeable and experienced flight instructors places an emphasis on safety and professional while making lessons enjoyable and fun. We aim to ensure that you not only excel as a pilot but also prioritize safety in every aspect of your flying.

Our instructors are seasoned aviation professionals dedicated to your success, bringing a wealth of expertise and a commitment to helping you become the best and safest pilot possible.

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Students graduated from Blue Skies Above

Why choose Blue Skies Above?

Convenient Location

Just 20 minutes from Opelika, 30 minutes from Auburn, and less than an hour from Columbus. Not that far!

Time and Money Saver

Closer to Opelika and Auburn than flight schools in Alexander City, LaGrange, Columbus, or Montgomery. Save time, save gas, and enjoy your training more..

Quiet and Efficient Airport

Quiet airport with low traffic and no control tower. Simple ramp and short taxi times mean more flying, less waiting, and cost savings, making for a more enjoyable experience.

Advanced Avionics

Upgraded, advanced avionics equipment with digital displays and partial glass cockpit. Safer, better, and more enjoyable, especially for IR training. Better value for money.

Modern Fleet

Some of the newest independent flight training aircraft in the area, adding value to your training experience.

Enhanced Performance

Upgraded 180hp engines provide better climb rates and quicker cruise speeds, getting to the training area faster, saving time and money.

Onsite CFI Spin Endorsements

Spin-legal 172s allow for CFI spin endorsements onsite, enhancing the value of your training without needing external arrangements.

Blue Skies Above student pilot passing private pilot checkride at Lanett Municipal Airport

WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAYING?

Matthew is an excellent flight instructor with a vast knowledge and aptitude for flying. The fact that he has the heart of a teacher is the reason I learned so well with him and therefore successfully earned my PPL. Out of the several CFI’s I had during my training, he was the one that I learned the most from. Unlike some CFI’s, he was actually very concerned at making sure I was learning instead of just trying to make money off of me. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to fly. Hopefully, I will get to earn some more ratings with him in the future.

Stuart Peters

★★★★★

Awesome flight school in Lanett, Alabama. Right between Georgia and Alabama in the valley. Matthew is a professional instructor and CFI and is passionate about aviation and flying and loves handing down his aviation wisdom to new students. Great place to learn how to fly and become a pilot.

Tim Jedrek

★★★★★

I can’t say enough great things about blue skies above! Joe provides professional instruction and remembers to keep it fun and enjoyable to fly! I love getting to go to the airport because of the community and culture that has been built there!

Paul Prim

★★★★★

Got my PPL here. Best flight school experience I’ve had. The instructors are great and they always have an airplane available to fly.

Mallorie Moffett

★★★★★

It's different but if your in valley Alabama and you know where lanette airport and ask to fly

Johnnie Patterson

★★★★★

Matthew is an excellent flight instructor with a vast knowledge and aptitude for flying. The fact that he has the heart of a teacher is the reason I learned so well with him and therefore successfully earned my PPL. Out of the several CFI’s I had during my training, he was the one that I learned the most from. Unlike some CFI’s, he was actually very concerned at making sure I was learning instead of just trying to make money off of me. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to fly. Hopefully, I will get to earn some more ratings with him in the future.

Stuart Peters

★★★★★

Awesome flight school in Lanett, Alabama. Right between Georgia and Alabama in the valley. Matthew is a professional instructor and CFI and is passionate about aviation and flying and loves handing down his aviation wisdom to new students. Great place to learn how to fly and become a pilot.

Tim Jedrek

★★★★★

I can’t say enough great things about blue skies above! Joe provides professional instruction and remembers to keep it fun and enjoyable to fly! I love getting to go to the airport because of the community and culture that has been built there!

Paul Prim

★★★★★

Got my PPL here. Best flight school experience I’ve had. The instructors are great and they always have an airplane available to fly.

Mallorie Moffett

★★★★★

It's different but if your in valley Alabama and you know where lanette airport and ask to fly

Johnnie Patterson

★★★★★

Become a pilot at Blue Skies Above

Our flight school welcomes aviators to Lanett, Alabama. The process is simple and only takes 3 steps to get started.

1. Meet The Team

Get in touch with a Blue Skies Team member. We'll learn what your aviation goals are and discuss how we can help reach those goals.

2. Visit Blue Skies Above

Visit our flight school and see our planes. Fly with one of our CFIs to start training and flying planes at Blue Skies Above.

3. Start Flying

Whether you're flying for a career or flying for fun, Blue Skies Above will help you acquire the skills and knowledge to become a safe proficient pilot.

We are the flight training experts in Lanett, AL

As the only flight school with a Cessna fleet in the area, we pride ourselves in training safe and highly proficient pilots. Come see what everyone's talking about! Visit Blue Skies Above and begin flight training today.