About Me

I'm Ryan, a part-time airplane flight instructor (CFII). I've been flying since 2005, and I've been instructing since 2020. I own a 1984 Mooney M20J airplane, and I often fly it on family trips with my wife and our dog. (We've flown it to 45 US States and 3 Canadian provinces!) I am based at the Orlando Executive Airport (KORL), close to downtown Orlando, FL.
 

You can learn more about me by visiting my personal website here.


CFI Binder

I've had amazing support from my fellow pilots over the years and I want to give back to the aviation community, so I've decided to make my lesson plans and other flying-related resources available here.

These PDF lesson plans will always be free. Fully editiable (MS Word) versions of these lesson plans are available for $60 here.

CFI-A Lesson Plans

My lesson plans built around the CFI-A Practical Test Standards.

CFI Resources

Logbook checklists, maneuver quick references sheets, and other CFI resources.

IFR XC Planning Lesson

A scenario-based lesson on cross-country IFR flight planning.


Flight Instruction Services

I provide a variety of flight instruction services to clients in the Orlando, Florida area. As someone who has done all of his flight training while working full-time, I understand the challenges many students face with the traditional flight school environment, and I aim to provide a more flexible, personalized approach to flight training. I became a flight instructor because I love teaching, not because I am time-building, and I am very invested in seeing my students succeed.
 

I can offer flight instruction in any of the aircraft in the Van Anda Aviation aircraft fleet, which includes a variety of Cessna 172, 182, and Piper PA-28s, as well as some other local rentals. I can also provide instruction in your own airplane. As an owner and frequent flier of a 1984 Mooney M20J, I can also offer Mooney-specific instruction or transition training in your Mooney M20.
 

I offer the following flight instruction services:

  • Private Pilot, Instrument, or Commercial Pilot Certificate Training
  • Flight Instructor (CFI) or Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Training
  • Flight Reviews
  • Instrument Proficiency Checks (IPCs)
  • High Performance Endorsements
  • Mooney Transition Training (in your aircraft only)

Feel free to reach out to me to discuss your flight training goals.


Rates

My standard flight instruction rates are as follows:

  • Flight Instruction - $65/hr
  • Ground Instruction - $60/hr
  • Mooney Transition Training - $90/hr (in your aircraft only)

These prices are based on the flight training being conducted at Orlando Executive Airport (KORL) or Orlando North (FA83). I can also offer instruction at other airports within 50 miles of KORL (for additional mileage charge), or ground instruction via Zoom. I can instruct you in one of the rentals I have available or in your own airplane.
 

For Flight Reviews, IPCs, High-Performance Endorsements, or other training requiring special paperwork or endorsements, I add a standard 0.3 hours charge for the administrative and paperwork time.



Scheduling

As a part-time instructor, I instruct mainly on evenings and weekends, which works for many of my clients who work throughout normal business hours. If you are a new client, please contact me first (see below) to discuss your flight training goals and schedule.


Contact Me


Text/Call  407-963-7311
Email   ryan.binns@gmail.com

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