Blue Ridge Sport Flight  LLC

Accelerated Flight Training

One on One training for PRIVATE PILOT,  INSTRUMENT, and COMMERCIAL Certificates with an FAA Gold Seal Master CFI

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

Johnson Field 8NC9 - Located next to 0A7 Hendersonville Airport

419 Bradshaw Avenue, Hendersonville, North Carolina

Phone and Text - (828) 460-3646 or email: smokiescfi1@gmail.com

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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.

Blue Ridge Sport Flight provides one on one accelerated flight training, to only one student at a time.  With a dedicated Master instructor, accomodations right on the airport, and exclusive use of a training aircraft, you will gain as much flight experience in two weeks as most schools provide in 6 months  to a year.

 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 Private Pilot Course - 43 Hours - 14 Days - $10950 with lodging

Longer or shorter courses can be arranged as needed.  Custom finish ups available.


60 hour - 21 day Private Pilot Course with lodging - $15,375

This is the course for someone that wants/needs more time to be comfortable and proficient for the checkride.


Accelerated Instrument Pilot Course - 50 Hours - 9 Days - $12,175 with lodging

Includes required x-country.  Customized shorter finish up courses available.


Combined Private & Instrument Course - 105 hours - 4 weeks $26,500 with lodging

Get both ratings and a jump start on your flying career.

All course prices include aircraft rental, flight instruction, & 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 through the flight portion of the training quickly, and with the least expense, these courses are the way to go.

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The Airport Cottage


Airport Cottage

Room1  Room 4   Room 3


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


All student pilots must obtain a student pilot certificate prior to starting training.  The process takes at least one week, and requires the assistance of a flight instructor, examiner, or FAA representative. 

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

Over 14,000 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



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 10,000 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

email: smokiescfi1@gmail.com



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Hangar address is 419 Bradshaw Ave, Hendersonville, NC 28792

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