About Me

I'm Ryan, a part-time airplane flight instructor (CFII). I've been flying since 2005, and I recently earned my initial CFI and CFI-Instrument certificates. I recently became the owner of a 1984 Mooney M20J airplane, and I fly it frequently. (Going all the way to British Columbia, Canada in 2021!) 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.

Flight Instruction

I offer flight instruction services for students interested in Private, Instrument, and Commercial Pilot certificates, as well as recurrent training for pilots looking to brush up on the basics, or to accomplish an IPC or Flight Review. 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. 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 in your Mooney M20.

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

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

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Schedule an Appointment

If you are a new client and not yet checked out in the VanAnda fleet, please contact me first (see above) to discuss your flight training goals.

You can schedule an appointment with me by using the widget below, or by visiting my scheduling website. Please ensure the availability of the aircraft on VAAviation.com before booking.

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.