Chicago flight school

Learn to fly with the experienced pilots at Northwest Flyers.

Northwest Flyers is bringing back the magic of general aviation.

Remember the first time you dreamed about flying an airplane? Were you just a kid? What about now? Are you headed to college? Would you like to extend the reach of your business? Is it on your bucket list? Are you ready for a recreational challenge that gives back big returns on your efforts? Are you looking for a great Chicagoland flight school? You’ve found it!

Learning to fly is the experience of a lifetime. Some will fly for fun and recreation, some for business, and others will choose an aviation career.  At Northwest Flyers’ Chicagoland flight school, highly qualified and friendly flight instructors will help you work toward the training you want to get.

Why Choose the Northwest Flyers Flight School?


Close To Home

Northwest Flyers offers great ways to experience flying at the Schaumburg Regional Airport in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, just minutes from your local mall.


No Pressure

If you’re not sure how you feel about taking the controls, stop by and talk to us. Ask questions. Check it out. Try a one hour discovery flight. We want you to be comfortable with whatever you decide.


Highly Qualified Instructors

Our instructors will guide you expertly through flight training, whatever your skill level. If you’re already a pilot and want to re-certify or upgrade your skills, Northwest Flyers will help you get to the next rating.


Fun, Exciting, and Safe

From aircraft to procedures, Northwest Flyers puts safety above all else. You’ll have all the confidence you need to take the controls or just enjoy the ride.

Learn to Fly

At our Flight School (Schaumburg) we offer flight training for multiple ratings, each taught by FAA Certified Flight Instructors who are also professional pilots. They will perform flight reviews and proficiency checkouts throughout your training to be sure your skills meet all requirements for the following grades and ratings.

  • FAA Private Pilot
    Single or Multi-engine Rating
    Instrument Rating (IFR)

  • FAA Commercial Pilot

Our Flight Instructors

Nothing enhances flying lessons like an experienced, highly qualified, fun pilot in the right seat. Your instructor will be a key part of your flying experience. Northwest Flyers is proud of its FAA Certificated Flight Instructors. All are excellent at training and evaluation, and enthusiastically share their knowledge and love of flying with all of their students.

Instruction Rates:

Dual Primary: $52 per hour

Dual Advance: $57 per hour

Ground Instruction: $42 per hour

Dan began his flight training during high school in Lake in the Hills, IL. He graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in aviation flight science and then joined Northwest Flyers in the summer of 2019. Dan is also a volunteer for an animal rescue in Marengo, IL. 

Available:  Sat – Wed
To book Dan, email us at or call 847.985.9778

Luke was born and raised in Chicagoland. He received his private pilot license at Chicago Executive Airport when he was 18. Luke Attended the University of North Dakota where he received a degree in Aviation Management. While at UND, he attained his instrument and multi-engine ratings, as well as his commercial pilot certificate and CFI. Luke is currently working on completing his CFII and plans to work for a major airline in the future.

Available: Mon – Fri
To book Luke, email us at or call 847.985.9778

Our Aircrafts

Piper | Archer: N21175 & N4335K

Hourly Rate – $142.50

The Piper Archer has been, and continues to be, the perfect gateway to launching pilots’ flying careers all over the world.

  • Passengers: 4

  • Speed: 138 MPH

  • Range: 522 Miles

  • Service Ceiling: 14,100 feet

Cessna | 172: N5399K & N5266D

Hourly Rate – $142.50

Measured by its longevity and popularity, the Cessna 172 is the most successful aircraft in history.

  • Passengers: 4

  • Speed: 131 MPH

  • Range: 736 Miles

  • Service Ceiling: 15,100 feet

Discovery Flights

Supplement air time affordably

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to soar the skies for a bird’s eye view of Chicago? Whether you just want to enjoy a ride in a small aircraft, or are thinking of beginning flight training, Northwest Flyers Discovery Flights are for you! Come fly with the experienced pilots at Northwest Flyers.

Introductory Flight: For the adventuresome types that are getting serious about learning to fly, Northwest Flyers provides an affordable opportunity to get into the cockpit and experience the joys of small aircraft flight. It’s a great way to test your readiness to commit to flight training. You’ll spend an unforgettable hour of flying, and maybe even change your life forever!

$157   We also offer a 30 minute flight for $121

Chicago Lakefront: Northwest Flyers offers a scenic trip along Chicago’s lakefront from the air for anyone who would love spectacular views of the city’s Lake Michigan shoreline and the excitement of flying in an airplane. See the skyline like you’ve never seen it before. Whether you book it for yourself or a friend, this is the gift none of you will ever forget.  Be sure to bring a camera!


Contact Us Today or Just Fly In!

Phone: (847) 985-9778

Hours (October through March): 8am -7pm

Hours (April through September): 8am – 8pm