Green Mountain Flight Training (GMFT) is a student oriented flight school based in the heart of the spectacular Green Mountains of Vermont Based out of the Rutland – Southern Vermont regional airport (KRUT). Green Mountain Flight Training believes that a pilot license can afford the holder the extraordinary opportunity to experience and share a level of adventure, travel, and even a life style glimpsed by a relatively small and rare group of individuals. In fact, throughout the training regime student pilots (and occasional passengers) will have the opportunity to travel to more distant airports, thereby actually experiencing both the beauty of general aviation, while also experiencing the kind of travel experience only available through aviation.
Truly, the privileges of a pilot license are without comparison. Imagine traveling for an afternoon lunch – or pilot lesson – to Cape Cod. Picture seeing the Maine Coastline while learning cross country procedures, Without qualification aviation is a ticket to adventure. Equally important to a prospective student, though, is the fact that at GMFT the curriculum is framed by a dual commitment to both safe flight and superior flight training. Operating in the beautiful Green Mountains, student pilots – and licensed pilots seeking advanced training – may enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Green Mountains, while also partaking of an educational curriculum designed to teach and advance pilot skills in an enjoyable and educationally supportive atmosphere where students can easily practice a vast array of aviation, cross-country, and instrument skills at multiple airports ranging from New York State to Rhode Island.
Especially important to potential students, while a large number of flight schools classically employ very young pilots who pursue teaching in order to “hour build” in order to secure positions at various large commercial airlines, Green Mountain Flight Training was founded by two senior pilots who have already amassed a strong aviation background and are teaching because of a sincere desire to share this experience with new pilots. Understand, the flight school partners, and instructors, have flown “small” general aviation aircraft to multiple distant locales ranging from Florida to California, and regularly enjoy the advantages of a pilot license. These are the individuals who will be sharing their knowledge with students.
Headquartered in Rutland, GMFT can educate and train pilots interested in acquiring a private pilot license, instrument rating, commercial license, and can offer continuing education for pilots in need of a flight review or instrument proficiency check.
Indeed, though, why should we fly? “You can really see New England in a different way,” explains Charlie Rockwell, a Commercial Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor, and a principal with GMFT.
For prospective students it may be helpful to know that Rutland’s Southern Vermont Regional Airport is situated within two magnificent valleys from which to learn pilot skills. Without a control tower, students can quickly and easily practice basic skills without losing valuable time (and spending extra resources) waiting for a tower clearances to depart. Yet, with multiple towered airports within close proximity students can easily acquire all the skills necessary to fly to both towered and non-towered airports in order to launch a lifetime of adventures. Truly, the location is breathtaking and educationally solid. Further, the mountain scenery offers a unique opportunity to train within an environment ideally suited to learning a wide array of critical skills ranging from understanding weather to learning how to negotiate and fly with the changing winds often created by undulating landscape features.
Interested in expanding the boundaries of your life? The great writer, T.S. Eliot once wrote that it is the journey in life that matters. For all who decide to explore flight training at Green Mountain Flight Training, a flying lesson can be a profoundly engaging and rewarding journey toward a new life of aviation adventures.