Learn to recover from unusual flight attitudes as you expose yourself to the "edge of the envelope." Our programs will build your confidence, are informative, and a lot of fun!
Expand your flight envelope with our four specialty programs: Learn how to control your airplane in a crisis with our Emergency Maneuver Training Course. Earn your Tailwheel Endorsement in an 8KCAB "Super Decathlon." Fly among the mountains with confidence with our Mountain Flying Course. Push your limits with our Basic Aerobatics Course and Intermediate Aerobatics Course.
We will help you keep current with our Flight Reviews, Instrument Proficiency Checks and ongoing Aviation Seminars.
For more fun we offer a 40-hour Aviation Survival Course.
The Aerobatic Company and Flight School Inc., is a small, family owned school based out of Reno-Stead Airport (RTS).
Our Chief Instructor, Tim Brill, honed his flying skills in Alaska and is an ATP, CFI, CFII, who loves to fly! Tim is A Master Certificated Flight Instructor -Aerobatic (MCFI - A # 22 and the First, and only, MCFI - A in Nevada), a member of IAC (the International Aerobatic Club. Tim is currently the President of IAC Chapter 118 and an IAC National Aerobatic Judge), CUATE (Council on Unusual Attitude Training & Education), SAFE (Society of Aviation and Flight Educators), EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association. Tim is an EAA Flight Advisor) and AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association). Tim is an FAA Safety Team Representative for the FAA WP-11 district. Tim specializes in tailwheel endorsements, emergency maneuver training, spin training, aerobatics and mountain flying. Tims 4000+ hours of instructional experience in tailwheel airplanes pushes you to excel well beyond mere minimum standards.
Tom Porta moved to Nevada in 1980 and received his engineering degree from the University of Nevada in 1985. He has been flying in Nevada and the mountain west for over twenty years. Tom instructs part time assisting Tim with students. In his free time, Tom enjoys flying the airplane he built, the Van's RV-8. If you are interested in speaking with Tom about the aspects of building your own plane, feel free to give him a call. He is also an EAA flight advisor and tech counselor.
Matthew Brill began flying gliders at age 14. Now at the ripe old age of 22, he holds his CFI, Commercial Pilot Certificate, Airplane Single Engine, Glider and Instrument ratings and recently surpassed his first thousand hours! He is also a seasoned aerobatic competitor and is looking forward to progressing through the ranks of the IAC as well as training for his MEI, CFII and is well on his way to his ATP certificate!
Rich Stowell (www.richstowell.com) continues as our technical advisor and conducts aerobatic seminars with us two to three times per year. Rich was selected by the FAA as the 2006 Flight Instructor of the year!
Pete Koliastasis brings his 30 years experience as a CFI / CFII to our school as a flight instructor.
Mike Johnson is an ATP, CFI, CFII, Glider Instructor and Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE). Mike joins us as a flight instructor.
Duane Tolladay, with his 20+ years experience with air-race and general aviation aircraft, coordinated our aircraft maintenance. Tough job since Tim seems to break them all the time!
Whatever your goal, give us a call and let us introduce you to the world of flight.