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!
Learn to fly with the experienced pilots at Northwest Flyers.
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.
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 recertify 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.
Chicagoland aircraft owners:
Reduce your maintenance costs!
Consider leasing your aircraft back to Northwest Flyers to keep it flying and well-maintained. Rather than letting it sit idle in a hangar for months, we’ll keep it active and serviced so it will be ready for you whenever you need it. Leaseback can help defray aircraft management fees; and don’t forget the tax benefits.
Looking for rental aircraft? Give us a call!
You can also schedule online if you've flown with us before.
Learn to fly!
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.
Start or continue with us!
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
FAA Air Transport Pilot (ATP)
Private Pilot Kit
For $299 students receive a Private Pilot Kit with all the materials needed to succeed.
Where will your wings take you?
Call Northwest Flyers today to learn more about flight training.
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.
Meet our certified flight instructors
Ryan is originally from Denver, CO where he spent most of his time as a musician. He then relocated to Nashville, TN where he began his flight training and became a MEI, and CFI. He recently moved to Chicago to start his career teaching and sharing his passion for aviation with others. Ryan joined the Northwest Flyers team in 2019.
Available: Mon - Fri
To book Ryan, email us at FBO@NorthWestFlyers.com or call 847.985.9778
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 FBO@NorthWestFlyers.com or call 847.985.9778
Mo began his aviation training while working as a business leader for Fortune 10 company in 2017. In 2018, Mo dedicated a full time schedule to aviation training and completed his Private, Instrument rating, Commercial Single/Multi Engine and CFI/II by the summer of 2019. Mo is passionate about instructing and sharing his love of aviation with his students. Mo is an avid baseball fan and loves spending time with his nephew.
Available: Sun - Thur, Fri&Sat by appointment.
To book Mo, email us at FBO@NorthWestFlyers.com or call 847.985.9778
Matt has been involved in Aviation since his childhood and has been involved with the Schaumburg Regional Airport since the beginning of his flying career. As a former student pilot with Northwest Flyers and recent graduate of Lewis University, Matt has received through his CFI certificate and has accumulated many hours in a wide variety of aircraft, along with a tailwheel endorsement. Matt is a former student athlete with Lewis University.
Available: Mon - Fri
To book Matt, email us at FBO@NorthWestFlyers.com or call 847.985.9778
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.
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
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 skylie 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!
Call Northwest Flyers at (847) 985-9778 today to learn more!
Supplement air time affordably
Flight simulators are a cost-effective way to build experience at the controls between actual flights. That’s why Northwest Flyers provides an FAA approved full-featured Flight Training Device on site that can be configured for over thirty single engine, multi-engine and turboprop aircraft.
Coordinating radio communication with proper flight procedures can be daunting for student pilots. At Northwest Flyers, you can simulate real flight using virtual flight controls while practicing radio protocol with virtual air traffic control. Pilots can calmly and safely prepare for potential emergencies without actually having one.
Simulators cost up to fifty percent less than time in an aircraft, and are more efficient for IFR training and currency requirements. Northwest Flyers is proud to offer one of the best flight simulators on the market today.
$75 per Hobbs Hour
Precision Flight Controls CR-12 ProPanel Flight Simulator
FAA Approved Flight Training Device (FTD)
ProPanel Advanced Visual System
PilotEdge Virtual Air Traffic Control Service
A fleet of well-maintained aircraft.
Northwest Flyers provides a small fleet of popular and well-maintained aircraft for its Chicagoland flight school students and rental customers. What would you like to fly?
Piper | Archer
The Piper Archer has been, and continues to be, the perfect gateway to launching pilots’ flying careers all over the world.
Speed: 138 MPH
Range: 522 Miles
Service Ceiling: 14,100 feet
Hourly Rate - $150
Cessna | 172
Measured by its longevity and popularity, the Cessna 172 is the most successful aircraft in history.
Speed: 131 MPH
Range: 736 Miles
Servcice Ceiling: 15,100 feet
Hourly Rate - $135
Diamond | DA40
Diamond's DA40 is a low-wing 4-seat composite airplane that is suitable for everything from primary flight training to personal transportation through hard IFR conditions.
Speed: 173 MPH
Range: 720 Miles
Service Ceiling: 16,400 feet
Hourly Rate - $175
For those who want to supplement in-air flight training on the ground or refresh their current flying skills, Northwest Flyers offers an FAA approved Flight Simulator experience for each rental plane.
We are currently looking for leaseback opportunities to add to our training and rental fleet. If you are interested, please contact Justin Barchfeld.
Phone: (847) 985-9778