Big Air Aviation

622 Airport Rd., Rutherfordton, NC 28139 Directions
+18289800260
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I bought this for my dad and he LOVED IT!! The owner was friendly and knowledgeable and it was a wonderful experience!!
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Totally awesome! Felt safe, pilot extremely professional, though, and fun. I can now say that I actually flew an airplane. Don't miss this opportunity !
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I had an awesome time!!! The instructor Drew rocked!!!
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The staff as well as the experience was phenomenal and unforgettable! They really cater to the individual and what they wished to get out of the flying lesson. Would definitely highly recommend this company!
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Still thinking about buying into the package of flight lessons...
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We had a glitch getting there (GPS was way off) and then had to wait a long time before he showed up, but once there, he was great! It was a blast. Very nice lesson, and I felt very safe.
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The instructor made me feel very good about the possibility of flying, and when I feel I can afford it I will be going back. He made me feel very safe in this endeavor.
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I bought this offer as a birthday present for my boyfriend. He said it was the best present he had ever had! Though I bought only one half-hour flight, the pilot was so generous that he offered me a passenger sit at the rear, so I was able to see my boyfriend co-piloting and take pictures! We had a great time at Big Air Aviation! Many thanks to pilot Troy and the Big Air Aviation staff for the wonderful flight we had!!!
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The instructor was congenial, very professional, and possessed great teaching skills. It was a well organized program, and the facility was very clean. I have already recommended them to a friend who is interested in becoming a pilot. If my personal economy was not a problem, I would go there regularly, getting in as many lessons that I could, in spite of quite a driving distance for me.
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Whether Big Air Aviation's students are first-time fliers or seasoned jumbo-jet pilots, they all start in the same spot: the passenger seat of Cessna 152 Sparrowhawk. Starting off behind the yoke of the small, light aircraft presents a completely different flying experience from a 747 at an airport. “A commercial jet is like a cattle prod,” says Rob Craig, the founder of Big Air Aviation. “But this thing—you can go wherever you want to go.” Once student and teacher have ascended into the clouds, the student gets the chance to chart an individual course over the green foothills of Rutherford County, speeding over treetops or slowing down to high-five hot air balloon captains.

Rob says introductory lessons are brief: an overview of measurement instruments, controls, and rotor petals is enough to equip students for a brief flight. It’s this accessibility that proves the Cessna 152 Sparrowhawk’s biggest draw, and over the years, Rob has watched many of his former students transform what began as a hobby into a full-time career.

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