Blue Ridge Sport Flight  LLC

Accelerated Flight Training


Aircraft Maintenance, Repairs, Annual Inspections, Pre-Purchase Inspections

Johnson Field - Located next to 0A7 Hendersonville Airport

419 Bradshaw Avenue, Hendersonville, North Carolina

Phone and Text - (828) 460-3646 or email:

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Johnson Fields 

Located at the Western North Carolina Air Museum Airport also known as Johnson Field, right next door to the Hendersonville Airport.

Each course below can be clicked for more information, including course description, payment terms, study materials, etc.

All prices are cash or check, credit cards are accepted with a 3% processing fee.


Accelerated Sport Pilot Course - 25 Hours - 9 Days - $5035 with lodging

or pay as you go - $165 per hour dual

210 lb Student Weight Limit

Accelerated Sport Pilot Course - 35 Hours - 14 Days - $6960 with lodging

or pay as you go - $165 per hour

210 lbs. Student Weight Limit

Accelerated Private Pilot Course - 43 Hours - 14 Days - $8995.00 with lodging

or pay as you go - $195 per hour dual

Accelerated Instrument Pilot Course - 50 Hours - 9 TO 14 Days - $9895 with lodging

or pay as you go - $195 per hour

Combined Private & Instrument Course - 110 hours - 4 weeks $23,270

All courses include flight time, flight instruction, practical test fee, & lodging.

Accelerated courses are ideal for folks that tend to pick up new skills and knowledge quickly.  Not everyone is suited to this type of training environment.  If you like to do things slow and easy, you may not be comfortable with accelerated training.  These courses are "drinking from a fire hose", and require good preparation on the part of the student prior to arrival.  If your time is limited, and you want to work hard to get certified quickly, with the least expense, these courses are the way to go.

Room1  Room 4   Room 3

The Airport Cottage

AOPA Flight Training Financing $100 - $200 Per Month Payments


As of April 1st, 2016 all student pilots that have not already obtained a paper student pilot certificate will need a plastic student pilot certificate prior to starting training.  Please contact Greg as soon as you start considering flight training, even if you are not certain when, or if, you will start training, so that we can start the application process.  There is no obligation to start training, and the certificate does not expire.  The certificate is free from FAA.

FAA Gold Seal Master Instructor Greg Collins, ATP, CSES, CFII, MEI, A&P IA

Over 13,000 hours of instruction given, with a 96% first time pass rate. When you select an instructor, ask the instructor how many successful checkrides he or she has signed off in the last 6 months.  Is your instructor full time and available 7 days a week to meet your schedule? Speak to the instructor's former students and verify how many hours they finished with, and how they feel about the training they received. The FAA minimums are quite possible with a highly experienced instructor, and a hardworking, well prepared, dedicated student.

Experience the mountains of western North Carolina - Asheville, Hendersonville, Rutherfordton, Brevard, Transylvania, Greenville, Spartanburg,  Jackson, Avery, and Pickens County Airport.

Greg in the Stearman

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Some Recent Feedback -

I don't think I could have went anywhere to get better training! Greg is a top notch instructor! I had a great experience training with Greg, I finished in a short amount of time for a great price! I highly recommend Blue Ridge Sport Flight! - Aaron A.  Veedersburg, Indiana

His training was everything he advertises and more. I think it is a rare thing when you can find someone so knowledgeable in so many facets of their field. In addition to being very patient and gently shaping my flying abilities he knew every aspect of his airplanes, inside and out.   Rob W., New York

I could not be happier about my time spent with Greg Collins at Blue Ridge Sport Flight! I obtained my private license in 11 days. Researching the time and expenses for an aspiring pilot just to obtain a private license is enough to turn someone away from going any further. However, I can say that for the 11 days I spent at B.R.S.F. I had far less time and money invested than someone spreading their training out over several months or years.  Scott B. Valdosta, Georgia

Greg is a great instructor. Absolutely no nonsense approach in the air and on the ground. Bring your "A" game and you WILL learn to fly well and you WILL learn efficiently! Even if you have a "B" game day, Greg'll get you through it! - Jeff B.  Decatur, Georgia

Aircraft Rental by the hour:

Aeronca 7AC with Garmin 396 GPS, Radio, Intercom, and Bose Noise Cancelling Headsets - $120 per hour.

Cessna 172 with Garmin GNS430W GPS, Garmin G5 EFIS, Garmin 796 With Synthetic Vision, Electronic Geo Referenced Charts, XM Weather, GDL-39 ADSB Receiver, Vortex Generators, Power Flow Exhaust.  $140 per hour.



Champ N84931

YouTube Video of the Cessna           YouTube Video of the Aeronca

Watch a Discovery Flight in the Champ

Video To Help Find The Hangar From Jackson Park

Video To Help Find The Hangar From Spartanburg Highway


GNS430W From this    Avidyne  to this  Dash

we've got it. 

The best deal in flight training, with Hendersonville's most experienced instructor.  Greg has provided more than 9000 hours of instruction at the Hendersonville Johnson Field Airport.

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Learn to fly with a dedicated, full time, Gold Seal Master Flight Instructor. 

Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express accepted with 3% processing fee.

Like most flight schools, Blue Ridge Sport Flight does not carry hull insurance in favor of the student.  We require that all SOLO renters carry "Non-owned Aircraft Insurance" at all times.  Renter's insurance is NOT required when an instructor is in the airplane.  This insurance is very affordable, generally about $1 per day, and readily available through Avemco, AOPA, and EAA.  I can help arrange and explain the insurance.

Greg CollinsGreg Collins

Airline Transport Pilot, Commercial Sea Plane, Commercial UAV

Gold Seal Master Flight Instructor - Single Engine Land and Sea, Multiengine, Instrument Airplane

Advanced Ground Instructor

A&P Mechanic with Inspection Authorization,  Authorized Rotax Repairman.


Phone: (828) 460-3646 cell


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Hangar address is 419 Bradshaw Ave, Hendersonville, NC 28792

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