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When it comes to learning to fly for pleasure or for a career, there are many flight schools to choose from.  Not all flight schools are created equal.  P&N is located at non-towered airports with practice areas within the immediate vicinity of the airports. At larger airports with controlled airspace, you have to wait for other traffic, a clearance from ATC and may have to travel quite a bit to get to the practice area. 

The cost structure of any flight school is based on the amount of time the engine is running, so less time waiting on the ground or traveling to a practice area means less money wasted!

Start your aviation journey at P&N Flight and Charter Being a Pilot for a Day!. No ground school or prior experience needed!

Our instructors are AVAILABLE

P&N has several full-time instructors that will fly when it works best for your schedule.  This isn't always the case at other schools.  

We can fly before work, over your lunch hour, after work or on weekends.

Our instructors LOVE to fly and fly often. The more often you fly, the faster you learn and the more money you can potentially save.

We are open every day of the year and you pick your own hour and a half sessions on the online schedule system!

Let's talk NUMBERS

If you can fly frequently, you will learn faster and achieve each milestone sooner.

Many aspiring pilots give up after thousands of dollars spent because their flight school doesn't have enough aircraft and instructors available. If you fly more often, it will take you less flight hours and save money.

Fly often and solo sooner at P&N.  

Stop making excuses! With today's great financing options, you can become a private pilot for as low as $150 a month!  That's less than your car payment - and your car doesn't have wings!

For fun or a CAREER

You can obtain your Private Pilot's license, Instrument Rating, Commercial License or become a Certified Flight Instructor by learning at P&N.

The Cedar Rapids/Marion area is an affordable place to live.  If you desire a career in aviation, you may save money by starting your journey at Marion, even when taking into account relocation costs.

Accelerated training is available for add on ratings like multiengine, tailwheel endorsements, and complex endorsements.

Are you ready to fly yet?

P&N Flight and Charter has teamed up with the Meritize platform* to offer our student’s a unique financing option. Meritize works with students, educators, and employers to help people excel in skills-based careers.
Meritize knows you are more than your credit score, and that is why they look at your past achievements to potentially enhance your loan options.
A few reasons why the Meritize Platform is a great option for students include:
  •  Fixed and variable interest rates available** Flexible payment options, including deferring full principal and interest payments until 3 months after you complete your training
  • Customer support available 6 days a week
  • 0.25% interest rate deduction if you sign up for autopay***
Checking your loan options with Meritize has never been easier. You can fill out a short application to check your loan options without impacting your credit score.
If loan options are available to you, Meritize will request your merit information to finalize your application. This could be in the form of:
  • Academic Experience (Official or unofficial transcript or HSE certification)
  • Military Experience (DD214)
Want to learn more? Check out their FAQ page here: or give them a call at 833-MERIT-4-U.
Ready to see if you qualify? Check your options below!
Depending upon which of our 2 P&N Locations you want to attend, select from the following links:
Marion Airport
P&N Flight and Charter does not endorse a particular lender, nor is it affiliated with Meritize Financial, Inc. ("Meritize") or the Meritize platform.Meritize Lending, LLC, NMLS ID 1661035 (NMLS Consumer Access Financial, Inc. NMLS ID 1986399 (NMLS Consumer Access and Conditions apply. Meritize branded loan products are educational loans issued by Meritize Lending, LLC**. Meritize reserves the right to modify or discontinue products and benefits at any time without notice. To qualify, a borrower must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or hold an Employment Authorization Document and meet Meritize’s underwriting requirements. If approved for a loan the actual loan amount, term, payment, and APR amount of loan that a customer qualifies for may vary based on credit determination, state law and other factors. Meritize does not warrant or guarantee any claims made herein, including, but not limited to, gaining admission to a program, concerning the quality or financial strength of any educational institution, securing funding or obtaining employment. Our final loan offer may differ as a result of the school chosen and the associated cost of tuition. Not all schools are eligible for funding. Meritize does not offer educational loans in the following states: IN, ME, NV, SD, VT, WI, PR. All rights reserved.**For residents of SC, loan is made by Meritize Financial, Inc.* Variable rates are subject to change.

Helicopter Air Tour

We offer tours for up to 2 People* on the same flight.
Explore with greater detail your favorite area of the city thanks to the versatility of our Enstrom 280C.
Helicopters can fly at slower speeds and lower altitudes than airplanes, giving you a great opportunity to do observation flights, not mentioning it is more fun!

*depending on passenger's weight

Airplane Air Tours depart from any of our three FBO locations in Clinton, Independence, or Marion. We can accommodate 1-3 passengers for these half hour tours. Maximum combined passenger weight depends on specific aircraft but is typically 600 lbs. Helicopter tours are for 1-2 passengers (1 Full Size Adult and 1 Child or 2 Small Adults/Children). Helicopter tours depart from Marion only, but can be arranged from anywhere including on private property at the normal hourly rate. 



Learn the basics of flight from one of P&N's Certified Flight Instructors, perform a pre-flight inspection and take control of the plane!  Learn the joys that the Aviation World has to offer! This safe and exciting experience is the perfect gift for any occasion.  
Take the first step to becoming a pilot today!

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