I’m a Private Pilot currently in the process of pursuing my Commercial Pilot certificate. As part of this process, I went back and reviewed all my logbook entries from the very beginning to make sure I have the required number of hours. Reading the logbook was an interesting walk down memory lane, recalling the many planes I have flown and places I have been. My logbook also tells the story of how, after about 10 years of flying quite frequently, I essentially gave it up for two years. I had become dismayed at the lack of quality flight school operations, lack of interesting planes and the difficulty in finding experienced instructors. Had it not been for Crosswinds, I may have given up flying altogether. As soon as I was introduced to Crosswinds Aviation, my passion was rekindled. Everything about their operation is first class, from their inviting office space, to their friendly and skilled staff of instructors, to their state-of-the-art aircraft fleet. Crosswinds operates with a high level of professionalism and provides an enjoyable flying experience that prioritizes safety above all. For anyone interested in learning to fly, or for you ‘rusty’ pilots that want to get back in the cockpit, Crosswinds is the place to go.Benjamin PohlAircraft Renter
Solid operation that understands the OpenAirplane program and wants to make it work well. I did my UPC with these guys and found both management and instructor to be quality-focused and safety-conscious. If you have a chance, pay attention while you’re there to their other operations. With a program that reaches out to high school kids and enthusiastic attitudes about making pedestrians into pilots, Crosswinds is the kind of operation that’s going to help start the pilot population growing again.Jon ShowOpenAirplane Renter
Scott does a GREAT job with the unusual attitude training. I would strongly recommend it to anyone, although I think someone with some baseline flying experience would get more out of something like this vs a new private pilot, although I think anyone would benefit. In any case, I just wanted to let you know that I think Scott is an outstanding instructor and this program that you guys are putting on is excellent.
Looking forward to flying with Scott again.
Dr. Lisa Colletti, CFI/Repairman, Cloud 9 Sport AviationAerobatic Client
Absolutely phenomenal! Crosswinds aviation put together an amazing experience. I got this as a gift for my boyfriend and was so excited that I got to be his passenger during the flight. The plane itself was so much more impressive than I had anticipated. So clean, new, and high tech. I felt extremely safe inside of it. Also, our pilot was phenomenal! He had a wonderful personality that kept my boyfriend and I at ease. Our pilot also seemed extremely knowledgeable and completely comfortable with what he was doing. I cannot recommend the experience more highly!Cloud 9Discovery Flight
Thank you so much. As of last week, I had not found a flight school I felt comfortable at. When I met you, your lovely wife, and Scott, I knew I wanted to continue with all of you. You all have made me feel so welcomed and have facilitated me on everything. It feels very nice and comforting knowing you all genuinely care about aviation and your students. I feel honored to fly there. Thank you once again! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!Emily C.Student
The experience was awesome! Everyone was super friendly and really enjoyed what they do. I left wanting to learn more.Melissa G.Cloud9 Flight
I heard via their Facebook page that Crosswinds was opening up a school in Lansing at KLAN, and knew I had to jump on this. I got in contact with Matt on their page, and scheduled a discovery flight in their brand new Diamond DA20. I could not have been more impressed by Matt, Scott (The instructor I went up with), and the plane itself. If you’re thinking of learning to fly, you’ve probably looked at more than one place and are going over your options. Take a discovery flight with Crosswinds, and every place else you go will feel like they’re stuck in the 20th century. The difference in price is definitely worth it to fly new, modern planes with talented, caring instructors that do it because they care, not because they have nothing better to do. Crosswinds is the 4th place I invested time and money checking out, and I’m happy to say they won me over, and they’ll be seeing a whole lot me me over the next few months, and maybe more if I can do my Instrument with them too. HIGHLY RECOMMENDEDKeith M.Student
Wanted to take the time to thank you for the flight lesson my son and I took this past Sunday. We had an absolutely great time. Hopefully my son overcame some of his fear of flying. I found your hospitality and professionalism to be top notch. Thanks once again and I’ll get in touch with you after my wife and I get back from Florida in November.George H.First Lesson
I’ve been looking for the right flight school for some time. After talking to Matt and flying with Scott, I’m absolutely impressed with the school. They’ve got top notch planes, reasonable rates, and excellent instructors! You couldn’t ask for better.Matt B.Student
Hope everything is going well! … I’m still studying towards aviation management, and from what my adviser has told me I will be finishing my schooling up at NMC for my degree! I thought I should keep you posted, since I wouldn’t even be in this field with out the help from you and Mr.McDowell. I think next semester I am coming home and fishing my general business courses at LCC to save money. Then after a year I will be up in Traverse city. Thank you so much for leading me in this direction. I already miss being apart of the aviation community back home, so I hope I can come back and visit soon!Justine H.High School Program
My daughter attended the orientation last night in Howell and sent up with Carl. I wanted to thank you all for a wonderful experience and incredible opportunity for her. She loved it and can’t wait to start the class work and get back in the air. Everyone was so kind and helpful. Thank you again for everything.Linda C.High School Program
Got Checked out in the 172 SP Glass for Open Airplane. The FBO was very accommodating, well run, instructors well versed, and prices are spot on.Jon ShowOpenAirplane Renter
Crosswinds is an excellent school and aviation resource.Jon ShowOpenAirplane Renter