About High Altitude Flying Company

Our mission is to help you be the best pilot that you can be.

Nathan Watson earned his Private Pilot at High Altitude flight training. N. Watson earned his Private Pilot Certificate in 41 flight hours!

Our model is different. We operate in a flying club model, in order to provide the best insurance coverage possible.

Becoming a member is easy using our online registration system. Nominal membership dues are paid month by month so you may leave the club at any time with no obligation.

Insurance coverage (liability and 100% hull) is included with your membership.

  • All of our aircraft have Garmin 430 GPS.
  • We offer Private and Instrument flight training.
  • Our aircraft are kept in hangars and maintained by Aircraft Maintenance Specialties.
  • Our aircraft are available for vacations and business travel.

We invite you to FLY the best maintained rental aircraft in St. Louis and enjoy the amazing lifestyle of a General Aviation pilot.

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We excel at flight training.

Our FAA Certified Flight Instructors are available so you can begin your flying lessons today. Register Online It only takes a few minutes to get your takeoff clearance!

Learn to fly in a Diamond DA-20 Eclipse

Ask your instructor about the innovative FlyLMS flight training system.

FAA Training Requirements

Aircraft C172 Skyhawk or DA20-C1 Eclipse
Flight Hours 40
Ground Hours 20
FAA Knowledge Test 70% or higher
FAA Practical Test Pass
Estimated Costs $8000
Training Time 4 months to 12 months *

* We recommend a regular rhythm of at least one flying lesson per week.

Private Pilot Cost Breakdown

Flight Time Club Rate
40 flight hours $5160
20 hours flight instruction (flying lessons) $1040
10 hours pre/post flight ground instruction $520
1.5 hours FAA check flight $178.50
Airman Knowledge and Practical Test Prep Material
Pilot Training Study Materials $142.50
FlyLMS Private Pilot $39
FAA Exams
Aviation Medical & Student Pilot Certificate $99
CATS Airman Knowledge Test $165
FAA Practical Test $400
Pilot Headset $200
TOTAL $7944
Estimated costs are based on the minimum requirements and average fuel prices. The national average overruns this by 10-15%. Please budget accordingly.
Training costs are paid incrementally using a convenient online billing system. We do not require prepayment for flight training packages.

Learn more about flight training in our Student Pilot Area

Ask your instructor about the innovative FlyLMS flight training system.

Minimum Requirements
Aircraft DA20-C1, C172 or PA28-181
Simulated Instrument Flight Hours 40
Ground Hours 20
FAA Knowledge Test 70% or higher
FAA Practical Test Pass
Estimated Costs $6500
Training Time 4 months to 12 months *

* Other minimum flight experience applies. Contact us to develop your customized training plan.


Our aircraft are based at two convenient locations.

Our Services

Instructor Rate: $52/hr

Private Pilot Flight Training

Our instructors use modern FAA approved instruction methods and online tools to help you move as quickly and as efficiently through your training as possible.

Instrument Flight Training

Our instructors have the experience and methods to help you become the safest and most skilled IFR pilot. Our pass rate is 100%.

Rusty Pilot Training

Welcome back to aviation! Our rusty pilot training plan will help you regain your skills and confidence so you can enjoy flying again.

Paperless Online Scheduling and Billing

See your entire flight history online and pay your balance due conveniently from your home computer or mobile device.

Pilot Proficiency Tracking

Our "star" rating system helps you track your monthly flying average. Five star pilots are occasionally rewarded with more free flying!


Use our aircraft for vacation or business travel. We do not require a nightly minimum on our non-trainer aircraft.

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Proudly Serving Pilots Since 2008

Club Registration *required

Register online and schedule your first flight today.

Privacy is very important to us.

Registration Steps

  • Create an account in our Online Pilot Registration System
  • Complete the pilot history form.
  • Submit a scanned photo ID.
  • Sign our rental agreement.
  • Pay your first month membership dues.
  • Schedule a checkout flight.
Our online registration process takes only a few minutes to complete, and we will be in touch to guide you as you complete your registration.


Your membership includes 100% hull and liability insurance coverage for you under our club policy.
  • Membership Dues: $35/month
  • Click our aircraft above for pricing details.

* Insurance is Included

Our flying club model provides you with full hull and liability insurance when flying our club aircraft. This is the safest way to rent aircraft that does not rely on "non-owned aircraft" (renters) insurance or waivers of subrogation.

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How it Works

Each month, you are required to pay the monthly membership dues to maintain your membership and club insurance coverage. This allows us to provide insurance coverage to you as the primary insured. Our aircraft are also kept in hangars to keep them clean, reliable and out of the elements.

Our club is an open rental club. You are not required to pay any fees other than monthly membership dues.

Leaving the Club

Your membership dues are billed month to month. There is no minimum term or obligation.

Say NO to Special Waiver Fees and Surcharges

Research rental rates at other operators and you will find access fees, fuel surcharges, insurance waiver fees, or "bring your own insurance" requirements, increasing their advertised pricing. Our club membership model establishes you as the primary insured to cover your rental and flight training operations.