Bellingham Aviation Services

Flight School

Professional, Cost Effective Flight Training

Thank you so much for finding your way to the BAS Flight School!

If you’re considering learning to fly an airplane or a helicopter, congratulations; you’re about to begin a life-changing experience. Whether you have aspirations to one day make your living as a commercial pilot, or simply wish to join the ranks of those who get to see the world from a truly bird’s eye perspective, you will find that working toward your flying goals will be an incredibly rewarding challenge. We’d be honored to join you in this endeavor. Our aircraft are well maintained and well equipped, and our experienced instructors have a passion for seeing you learn.

If you’d like to become a safe and savvy aviator, please give us a call at 360.676.7624.

Sincere regards,

Jack Otto
Chief Flight Instructor

Aircraft Rates and Fees

Aircraft Hourly Rates

Cessna 172N (3051E) Garmin 430 160HP - $130.00

Cessna 172N (21745) Garmin 430 180HP - $130.00

Piper Twin Comanche - $250.00

Longterm Aircraft Rental Rates
Photo Flights
Simulator Hourly Rates
Instructor Hourly Rates
Block Rates
Other Fees

Instructor Bios

Jack Otto: Chief Flight Instructor, CFI, CFI-I, AGI-I, Seaplane, Amphib

Jack Otto, Chief Flight Instructor

Jack began his aviation career at McAir Aviation in Broomfield CO. After graduating from the university of Colorado, he became a CFI and CFI-I in COlorado. Specializing in high altitude operations, mountain flying and instrument procedures. Jack came to the pacific northwest in 2008 to pursue his love of seaplane flying. Prior to taking on his current role at BAS, he was and instructor at Northwest Aviation College as well as Rainier Flight Service. His knowledge of the busy Seattle airspace, mountain flying and seaplane flying has been invaluable to his students.

Aaron Green: CFI, CFI-I, Rotocraft, Fixed wing
Odd Wadde: CFI, CFI-I

In Bellingham Aviation Services, I have found a partner in my flying experience. They have demonstrated a commitment to the highest standards of excellence through their staff, airplanes and instructors. I have not met one member of their team that I have not been delighted to know and interact with. They are courteous, friendly and professional. I was impressed with their willingness to accomodate all my flying needs and desires.

In addition, I have found Mr. Jeff Eriksen to be an invaluable resource for me. Aside from being intelligent and professional, he has a unique gift of being able to break down the sometimes complex processes of flying an aircraft in a way that makes them more easily discernable by the student. As a result of his assistance, I feel more confident, capable and safe as a pilot.

I have recommended Mr. Eriksen and BAS to anyone who even hints at the possibility of getting into flying. I look forward to a long relationship with this outstanding organization.

If you have ever thought of learning how to fly, you should know about the program at Bellingham Aviation Services. Some time ago I decided to fulfill a lifetime dream and walked in the offices of BAS and was greeted by Mr. Jeff Eriksen. He took the time to make me feel welcome and I immediately could sense the professionalism and expertise exerted within that organization. 

In a time that is becoming increasingly hurried and stressful, I have been able to accomplish, at my own pace, the completion of my private pilot's license. It takes a special person to teach a fifty year old guy new tricks! Jeff did just that in a discreet and sophisticated style. 

As a matter of fact, everyone at BAS was above and beyond my expectations. The teaching and support staff is most helpful and cheerful, the growing fleet is well maintained by a knowledgeable team and I am looking forward to continue learning for years to come at Bellingham Aviation Services. Give them a call or do like I did and stop by, I promise that you will not regret it. 

Over the past couple of years, I have had the beneficial and enjoyable experience of receiving flight instruction from Jeff Eriksen. He is extremely professional and competent in a manner that anyone can easily relate to; and every flight lesson challenges me to improve my skill level. The focus on flying safely makes me more aware of my situation and prepared to deal with any unexpected event. I find this approach very helpful and facilitates my own personal goal of being the best pilot that I can be. 

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