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.

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.

Ethan Lamberg


Total time exceeds 1,200 hours

Ethan has a FAA Commercial Certificate. He is also a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI/CFII) with single-engine and multi-engine ratings. Ethan is a very active flight instructor in the Duluth/Superior area.

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.

Matt Ferrari

Matt Ferrari with Duluth Flying Club

Total time exceeds 10,500 hours.

Matt has been a Certified Flight Instructor since 1991. He holds CFI, CFII and MEI instructor ratings, remaining current in general aviation to this day providing primary, advanced, instrument proficiency check and flight review training.

Currently, he is a Captain on the Boeing 767, flying for an FAR Part 121 airline.  He has been a Simulator Instructor and Check Airman and has served in multiple capacities on a variety of aircraft. He is type rated on the B-727, B-737, B-747-400, B-757, B-767 and CE-500.

From 2008 to 2010, Matt served as the Director of the Center for Advanced Aviation (CAA) at Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN overseeing all aspects of the professional pilot training program.  In this capacity, he was responsible for all flight operations, managed and mentored the cadre of flight and ground instructors, and oversaw the training of students.

Pat Lawler

Pat Lawler with Duluth Flying Club

Total time exceeds 1,500 hours

Pat is an FAA licensed Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) and Certified Flight Instructor (CFI/CFII) in single and multi-engine airplanes as well as helicopters. Additionally, he is certified by Cirrus Aircraft as a factory trained instructor (CSIP).

He possesses a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Additionally he holds a B.S. in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle and an A.A.S. Professional Pilot degree from Lake Superior College.

In 2013, Pat retired as a Master Sergeant from the Minnesota Air National Guard serving as an Avionics Technician on the F-16 aircraft, completing nearly 26 years of military service. He was also the Interim Director for Lake Superior College’s Aviation Department during 2013 – 2014. Pat is currently flying for Endeavor Air as a First Officer on the CRJ-200 regional jet.

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). 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 aircraft.