Coeur d'Alene Flight School and Aircraft Rental
In a world of virtual thrills, flying is still the original authentic adventure. Learn to fly with the award winning team at Latitude Aviation. Enjoy the great scenery of Coeur d'Alene, Hayden, Kellogg and the surrounding Idaho Panhandle, as well as Spokane, Liberty Lake, Deer Park and Eastern Washington for your cross-country flights.
Teaching people to fly is our passion, and what we do best. You’ll enjoy our clean, well maintained airplanes that welcome you to the skies. Our flexible online scheduling tool helps you take control of your training schedule, allowing you to fit it in with your busy schedule. You’ll feel like every dollar you invest in your next adventure is well spent, thanks to our customized, easy-to-read and easy-to-use syllabus and lesson plan structure, including references to the studying you’ll do for each lesson. Our full-time staff flight instructors have one job - teaching you to fly.
There’s no better place to learn to fly than North Idaho, and Latitude Aviation can show you how.
Latitude Aviation is the only full-time, full service flight school located at the Coeur d'Alene Airport, Hayden, Idaho. Our flight school is managed by Chief Flight Instructor Jeffrey Fouche, CFII. Latitude offers multiple staff instructors who can work with you to develop a training system that matches your learning style and schedule. Our instructors don't have a 2nd job - we do this for a living, meaning you are getting the best experience and passion available from your flight training partner.
Our rental aircraft and instruction capabilities can fulfill the training needs of any pilot. We are able to offer Light Sport, Recreational, Private, Instrument, Backcountry, and Tailwheel.
Latitude Aviation offers a diverse fleet of rental aircraft suited to our customers’ wide range of training, travel, and recreational flying desires. From the venerable Cessna 172 Skyhawk to the light-sport-qualified (and fun!) Champ, you will find our fleet is well maintained and in regular use. If your goals include climbing the ratings ladder, we have the right equipment for you.
To rent you must have at least an airplane single engine land certificate, current medical (except Champ), and be current in ASEL. Before rental is allowed, a checkout by one of our instructors is necessary. You'll also need renter's insurance, with a minimum of $20k hull insurance (available here!, customize your coverage for maximum value)
No Wasted Time, No Wasted Expense
Latitude Instructors Use Written Lesson Plans
Make flying fun again with a tailwheel endorsement. With well over a 100 backcountry airstrips, you can't go wrong flying conventional gear here in the Northwest. Latitude Aviation is one of the only schools in the area that offers tailwheel equipped rental aircraft and expert instruction.
Don't have your pilots license yet? No problem. We are the only flight school in 4 counties - including Washington - that offers primary training in tailwheel airplanes. Get your initial training in a tailwheel and you'll earn both your private pilot license and a tailwheel endorsement at the same time. Learning in a tailwheel will make you a better pilot in any type of airplane you decide to fly later. Plus, a tailwheel endorsement will make you more employable if a flying career is your goal.
Oh... the places you will go!