Philip Reep is our maintenance manager at OBX Airplanes as well as one of our certified flight instructors. Philip is from Greensboro / Lexington, NC and learned to fly at the Davidson County Airport. The excitement of flying drew Philip to flying when he was nineteen years old and he decided to get his pilot’s license because flying is “one of the coolest things you can do.” Philip spends much of his flight time in one of our Cessna aircraft, with the Cessna 150 being his favorite plane to fly.
The first step towards obtaining a private pilot’s license would be to schedule an introductory flight lesson with one of our qualified instructors. This lesson will begin with a brief pre-flight ground school and continue with flying time with your certified instructor. You will take off from the Dare County Regional Airport on the North End of Roanoke Island and soon see the beauty of the Outer Banks from a new perspective – one that will have you hooked on flying right away!
At OBX Airplanes much of our flight training is conducted in a Cessna 150, one of the safest and most reliable aircraft ever built. The Cessna 150 is also one of the most widely used aircraft for flight instruction.
Flight training in a Cessna 150 is also surprisingly affordable. With prepayment of 10 hours, the cost of renting the plane for a lesson comes to only $90/hr (including fuel). The instructor rate is $55/hr. These competitive rates will allow you to get your instrument rating for under $5,000. For more information about our flight training, click here.
The Outer Banks is truly one of the most beautiful places in the country to fly. Our certified instructors at OBX Airplanes can help you get your pilot’s license within a matter of weeks, so call us today learn to fly where the Wright Brothers did!