Build your multi-engine flight time fast or earn your MEL. Fly with us!

Great experience towards an exciting career

Whether you’re reaching for your R-ATP, needing some additional multi engine hours, or striving for your MEL you’ve come to the right place. You'll build hours quickly, yet safely through our unique program. Located at the St. Louis Downtown airport just minutes from the arch.

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Build flight hours in our Twin Comanche

Gain solid experience and flight time with just you and an MEI, flying where you please. 

How It works:

  • $300 per hobbs hour "wet" time build rate 

  • Instructor: $60/hr

  • Minimum 3 hours per day

  • Based at KCPS St. Louis Downtown Airport

  • Not intended for flight training

  • Overnights allowed with CFI permission

  • Solo flights allowed with minimum-hour requirement and checkout

 
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Earn multi-engine PIC hours

quickly on your schedule

Pilots in Aircraft

R-ATP requires 50 multi hours

The day is yours!

Multi Engine Training

Achieve your MEL certificate quickly in our Piper Twin Comanche

How It Works:

  • $350 per hobbs hour "wet"

  • Instructor: $60/hr

  • MEI or MEL Add On

  • Complex endorsements available

  • Private pilot license or higher required 

  • Based at KCPS (St. Louis Downtown Airport)

  • DPE not included

  • Some advance self study required

  • Learn more on multi flying from AOPA

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Learn quickly and 

fly safely with us

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Real world experience

with great instructors

 

About Us

Helping you become a professional pilot

You need top training and mentoring to thrive in today’s competitive world. Our PA-30 Piper Twin Comanche (with counter-rotating engines and a modern avionics suite) will give you valuable flight experience. You pick the destinations - challenge yourself or have fun!


 We're a small flight school, specializing in twin-engine operations and private lessons to build ME-PIC time ASAP.  Located at KCPS just outside St. Louis, Missouri we're only 25 minutes from Lambert St. Louis International, come fly with us!

 

Instructors

Friendly and helpful as well as experienced

As proud owner of Fly Twins, Corey Tomczak is dedicated to providing you with safe, efficient, and fun training. He has over a decade of experience in flight school management and also runs Gateway Jets, an aircraft management company specializing in Citation jets. 

A Parks College graduate as well as an airline pilot, John Cosgrove is a highly knowledgeable instructor in twin-engine aircraft. 

Also a Parks College grad and currently enrolled in St. Louis University Law School, Alec Albright is an excellent instructor for multi engine training and time building.  

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PA-30 Piper Twin Comanche

About the aircraft

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Twin Engine 

Continental IO-320 engines

Counter-rotating props

Useful load: 1270lbs

Empty Weight: 2330lbs

Empty CG: 84.23 in

Comfort

Clean and spacious interior

Cruise speed: 160-170 knots

As little as 11 gal / hr!

Classically Modern Cockpit

Standard 6 pack panel

Garmin 530 IFR GPS

Aera 660 GPS

ADS-B In/Out

Autopilot w/ alt hold

Electric trim

 

Study Material 

Click to Download

PA-30 POH

Weight and Balance

Accelerated Syllabus

Maneuvers & procedures

 

Where to Fly

You can pick where ever you want to fly. Here's some suggestions:

KOSH - Oshkosh, WI 332NM Fun Year Round! EAA Museum

KPLK - Branson, MO 187NM Fly over lakes & have lunch on the river

I19 - Dayton, OH Air For Museum. Not enough time to take it all in!

M01 - Memphis, TN 202NM Airport 7 minutes from downtown. BBQ?

M34 / 1M9 - Kentucky Lake State Park Airports, Restaurants Etc

KHOT - Hot Springs, AR 284 NM Enjoy  mountains & scenic downtown

KSIK - Sikeston, MO 104NM Famous throwed rolls!

KMGC/KBEH - Enjoy the Lake Michigan Shoreline and some Perch!

KMKC - 5 Minutes from Downtown Kansas City, museum on field too

KEYE - Eagle Creek, Indianapolis. Restaurant near by. 195NM

K15 - Lake of the Ozarks. Restaurants and fun to fly over. 116NM

KRPJ - Rochelle, IL. Restaurant on field at an active drop zone. 205NM

Learn More
 

FAQ

How much does the plane cost?

We have two rates:  Our time building rate is intended for long cross countries at a reduced power setting, $300/hr includes fuel, minimum 3 hours per day.

Our training rate includes everything else, MEL/MEI training.  $350/hr includes fuel. 

Instructor charge: $60/hr

Is insurance included? 

Yes, liability insurance is included. Haul value deductible is $7,500.

Do you offer initial multi engine training?

Yes, $350/hr wet. DPE extra.

Is fuel included?

Yes, it's included in the rates listed. If on a long cross country your instructor will buy fuel or you may to be reimbursed.

What is your cancellation policy?

A day of cancellation due to weather or maintenance carries no cost.  Any cancellation after 12:00 the day before carries a one hour cancellation fee.

Do you allow solo rentals?

Yes, if you meet the following requirements and are deemed proficient in the aircraft:

350TT, 50 multi (or 25 dual in type) 

10 make and model

May I take the aircraft overnight?

Yes, with instructor permission.  Daily minimum rate applies, and 8 hours per instructor day. You pay any landing/tie down/hangar fees.

Is the DPE included?

No, this is paid directly to them by you. $500-600 per check ride is standard.

 
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Where to stay

Centrally located in the USA

  • Downtown St. Louis, MO is only 7 minutes away with dozens of hotels to choose from.

  • Central West End is an eclectic neighborhood adjacent to the largest (and best) urban park in the country. Chase Park Plaza or Holiday Inn Express is only 12 minutes away.

  • Fairview Heights, IL, 15 minutes East, offers a quieter suburban stay with plenty of restaurants and a mall. 

 

Contact

To learn more about building your multi-time or adding an MEL rating with Fly Twins, contact us today!

2190 Vector Drive, Cahokia IL 62206

314-203-4712

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