Vintage Flight Training

Barron Aviation Private Flight Services offers a unique and unmatched Vintage Training Program. This program includes training and certification in tail-wheel airplanes and even aerobatics. We offer training in a Cessna 170, Cessna 190/195, and a Beechcraft T6.

Vintage Aircraft Training is a very uncommon opportunity for many pilots. You will be amazed how much you will learn from flying an aircraft that does not have all of the modern conveniences of newer planes. It is a great experience and fun for everyone. Barron Aviation Private Flight Services invites you to train and fly in our Vintage Airplanes. Flying these classics is slowly becoming a lost art, all of us here at Barron Aviation are striving to keep a small grip on these aircraft’s for the simple reason: They are our favorite.

The Cessna 170

The Cessna 170

This beautifully restored Cessna 170 is primarily used for tail-wheel training and certification. However, if you already hold a tail-wheel certification the aircraft is available for rent. With seating for four, and a cruise speed of 124 knots, the Cessna 170 makes for a fun flying experience. The airplane has been restored by Barron Aviation and flying it is truly a great experience for any pilot. This airplane employs a 145 horsepower engine that produces a healthy 500-700 foot per minute climb rate. It can easily seat four adults and stay under the takeoff limits.

Training Options: If you are interested in training in this aircraft, we have a great program for you. Our pilots and instructors are all certified in tail-wheel instruction and they will use their expertise to get you comfortable with the airplane. Flying tail-wheel aircraft is a new experience, and it is one worth doing. Call today to learn how easy it is to get started.

The Cessna 190/195

The Cessna 190/195

This is an iconic aircraft by Cessna. The 195 is truly a classic and it is not everyday that a pilot will have the opportunity to take the controls of one. With seating for four and a 330 horsepower engine, you will have plenty of space and performance for any type of flying. And with a cruise speed just under 150 knots, you can quickly fly to many exciting locations in the Midwest. This plane and other Cessna 190/195 aircraft are available for rental and training.

Training Options: We do offer flight training in this aircraft but training is usually performed after some experience in smaller, less powerful tail-wheel aircraft. Call today for more information.

The North America T-6

The North America T-6

Want to go fast? The T-6 is the vintage airplane for you. We offer training and checkouts in this wonderfully restored aircraft. The T-6 is capable of reaching speeds over 300 miles per hour. This aircraft is used for aerobatic training also. You will have a ton of fun flying high, fast, and with amazing controllability.

Training Options: This aircraft is used for aerobatic training/checkouts. Call for more information.