Get your Pilot Certificates and Ratings with us.

We will customize your training to fit your needs. We have 10 hour blocks of time available to purchase. Additionally, we also provide additional training in the form of Flight Reviews, Instrument Proficiency Checks, Complex Endorsement Training, and Cirrus Transition Training.

Discovery Flight Package

We provide a 30 minute, 60 minute, or any duration introductory flight lesson. Gift Certificates are available.

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Our instructors can teach in your plane or ours.

If you own a plane but need refresher, recurrent, or additional training, our instructors can help.

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Lis Hendrickson

Total time exceeds 3500 hours.

Lis has a FAA Commercial certificate. She is also a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI/CFII) as well as a Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot. Lis is well known in the Duluth/Superior area and beyond. She specializes in advanced pilot instruction; instrument rating, commercial certificate, CFI certificate and Cirrus transitions.

Zach Dorfman

Total time exceeds 600 hours.

Zach has been flying since high school. At the age of 18, he took a 5 year hiatus and joined the United States Army. Upon finishing his service commitment, he attended Auburn University in Alabama. Zach received his Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management in August of 2018. After living in the South for the last decade, he decided to come home to the Twin Ports. Zach now holds a Certified Flight Instructor Certificate (CFI), a Commercial Certificate with single-engine and multi-engine rating, as well as an Instrument rating. By December of 2018 he plans to add an instrument rating to his flight instructor certificate. (CFII)

Kevin Lyons

Total time exceeds 300 hours.

Kevin has a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University plus an AAS in Aviation flight also from Southern Illinois University. Kevin has been employed in airport operations and management since 2010. He holds a FAA Commercial Certificate and a Certified Flight Instructor Certificate (CFI) and is currently pursuing a Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument (CFII) rating.

Mark Sowl


Mark has been a pilot since 1975.  He is a retired US Marine Officer and a retired Captain, Duluth Fire Department.  He has been interested in aviation since his days as an enlisted crewmember on aircraft in Vietnam.  He currently is a Command Pilot in the Civil Air Patrol and an Aircraft Commander in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Air.   He holds an FAA Commercial Certificate and is licensed as a CFI, CFII and MEI and was initially certified as a flight instructor in 1988.  Mark has been very active during the past four years instructing in various aircraft in the Duluth Superior area and has prepared numerous students as Private, Instrument, Commercial, and Certified Flight Instructor pilots in single and multi-engine aircraft.

Melissa Lange

Total Time Exceeds 1500 Hours.

Melissa is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Science. She holds a FAA Commercial Certificate and Flight Instructor Certificate with instrument rating (CFI/CFII), as well as Multi-Engine Instructor (CFI/CFII/MEI). She served over 10 years in the United States Air Force as an enlisted munitions loader. Melissa has prepared numerous students as Private, Instrument, and Commercial pilots in single engine and multi-engine aircraft.

Kevin Kortuem

Kevin Korteum with Duluth Flying Club

Total time exceeds 4,500 hours

Kevin has an FAA Commercial certificate. He is also a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI/CFII) and Multi-Engine Instructor as well as a Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot. He is currently employed by Cirrus Aircraft as Director of Health and Safety. He also possesses a B.S. from Mankato State University in Biology and English. From 2010-2013 Kevin was the Interim Director for Lake Superior College’s Center for Advanced Aviation.