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Bellingham Aviation Services

Flight School

Professional, Cost Effective Flight Training

Welcome to BAS Flight School!

The sky really is the limit when you learn to fly. Our professional flight instructors are ready to support you in your aviation goals. Are your goals to fly for fun, for business or are you wanting to make a career in aviation? At BAS, we respect your dreams of becoming a pilot, as well as supporting you in advancing your piloting skills. There is no greater joy for us than to be part of your journey in aviation. Our instructors have a passion for aviation and we will prepare you for all your flying ahead.

Our fleet of Cessna 172 airplanes are well equipped and well maintained. The perfect training aircraft for private, instrument, commercial, CFI and CFII. BAS also has a CR-12 FAA Approved flight simulator. Perfect for logging those IFR approaches during winter months.

Contact us today, and let's get started on making your aviation dreams a reality. Call to schedule an intro flight (360) 676-7624, and lets go fly!

Highest regards,

Ryan Denison

Chief Flight Instructor

Private Pilot Ground School

Private Pilot Ground School Coming this Winter

Bellingham Aviation Services is excited to announce a private pilot ground school. Our ground school instructor will prepare you for your FAA knowledge test. Taking a ground school sets the foundation for your pilot training. We use an FAA-approved curriculum and have a classroom setting for those who prefer to learn in a group setting with a live instructor.

The next class is on October 25th is at full capacity! Check back for the next one!

Class size is limited. Contact us today and reserve your spot. Got questions regarding flight training? Email us at or call (360) 676-7624.

Aircraft Rates and Fees

Aircraft Hourly Rates

Cessna 172N (N3051E) Garmin 430 160HP - $135.00

Cessna 172N (N737AB) Garmin 430 160HP - $135.00

Cessna 172M (N21745) Garmin 430 180HP - $135.00

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

Instructor Bios

Ryan Denison: Chief Flight Instructor, CFI, CFII, MEI

Ryan Denison: Chief Flight Instructor

Ryan comes from a fantastic aviation background. His experience in the world of general aviation and commercial flying will be a great benefit to both new and seasoned pilots looking to hone their piloting skills. He is looking forward to working with you on your next certificate, rating, preparing you for a career in aviation, or showing you the joy flying has to offer.

Shelby Wilks: CFI, CFI-I, MEI
Bryce Sisson: CFI, CFI-I, MEI
Evan Austen: CFI, CFI-I, MEI
Dennis Smith: CFI, CFI-I
Andy Smith: CFI, CFI-I
Alex Williams: CFI
Jake Bankson: 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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