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 First - do NOT click on the "JOIN US" link.  It cannot be disabled and it does nothing useful.  

Snake River Flight Training is the only school in the Treasure Valley powered by LyCon engines. LyCon is famous for providing the highest quality engine overhauling services in the country.  *The exception is the Stinson, with the Franklin engine which LyCon does not overhaul.  That engine was sent to a specialty shop in North Carolina.  We take our engines very seriously!

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Congratulations to    our newest

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One of the most satisfying things we can do is to train GOOD pilots, not just pilots.  Rich Stowell, National CFI of the Year and national FAAST team rep of the year, plus author of "PARE" "Emergency Maneuver Training", "Stall/Spin Awareness" to mention just a few, has recently teamed with us on some training ideas and videos. Watch his webpage for upcoming programs which will be fantastic skill builders for ANY pilot!

What is the difference between a 141 and 61 school? A question we get A LOT!  141 is generally a much larger school, they can take government funding and are usually a 'pipeline' to the airlines for their instructors.  If you prefer a large school setting, that would be a good fit for you.  We are part 61, are not large and we will never get any bigger. Our focus is to help young instructors move forward with their careers just like a 141 would, but we do it on a smaller and more personal level. The curriculum is identical, the check ride is identical.  Owners Jim and Lisa personally train most of the students at Snake River, and at one time or another, you will get a phase check from Lisa (aka "bad cop flight" haha).  With almost 40 years as a CFI, it is a great way to prep for your solo and your check ride, and feel VERY well prepared. (We want the lessons to be way harder than the check ride will ever be.  That is when you are prepared adequately.)


If you have been considering your tailwheel endorsement, here is your chance to do it in a post-WWII golden age of aviation classic. Our 1947 Stinson is one of the lowest time airplanes to be found in the whole country, and has a newly overhauled Franklin engine, Garmin GNS430 GPS navcom plus ADS-B out/in.


Cessna 152 (141  hp conversion)

IFR certified

Cessna 172B (163 hp)

IFR certified

Cessna 172D (163 hp)

VFR day/night

Cessna 182P (264 hp)

Dual Training Only

High Performance Sign Offs

IFR certified

Stinson Voyager 108-2 (165 hp)

Dual Training Only

Tailwheel Sign Offs

VFR only


And if you want our training philosophy in a it is:


Click here for the FAA requirements, made easy!


To sign up for a lesson, your instructor will get you signed up on our online scheduling app.  To sign up for a Discovery Flight, you will need to contact us directly, and we will arrange a time that is convenient for you.


As a courtesy to our instructors and your fellow students, you need to cancel no later than 48 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. We know life springs things on us and cancellations cannot be avoided, so we rarely exercise the penalty, but failure to cancel more than 48 hours ahead of your scheduled appointment  can result in a one hour charge for the airplane as well as a one hour charge for your instructor.  We are not a huge school with limitless airplanes, so we really appreciate cancellations to be far enough in advance that others can see the new opening and schedule it for themselves.


Lisa A Breuer


Airline Transport Pilot

Flight Instructor Airplane,

Instrument and Multi-Engine

Jim Breuer


Commercial Pilot

Flight Instructor-Airplane

Basic and Advanced

Ground Instructor

Austin Warth


Commercial Pilot

*We do not charge for the entire time you are with your CFI.  Policy is that we will charge you only for the time that you are receiving instruction, which generally means you only pay for the time with your CFI when you are flying. (Exceptions: When extensive  ground school is needed during lesson time, and first supervised solos)


Congratulations to

our  solos!

Congratulations to

our checkrides!

Chris M.                      Matt B.                         Owen M.                  Sarah C.            Gary W.       Cayze V.                     Austin F.                      James R.                  Erik B.                Travis W.       Betsy W.                    Jason M.                      Janene D.                Marian M.          Paul A.
Jared F.                      Kenny G.                      Aaron S.                   Maguire W.       Jared B.       Joe R.                         John W.                       Andrew S.                 Rachel F.          Mike M.        Jaxon S.                     Jake P.                         Zac S.                         Ben C.              Guy S.           Josh W.                       Erik C.                         Mekel H.                    David H.           Alex T.         Blake A.                      Austin W.                   Liam B.                       Brandon G.      Jim H.           Becky H.                    Merle S.                      Quinn L.                      Oakley H.        Luke N.       Marcus S.                   Patrick O.                    Dan C.                        Tony S.             Jared N.     James B.                    Jose H.                        Robyn H.                   Corey S.           Dave K.      Zach H.                     Julian A.                       Sara L.                       Wes R.             Justin K.        CJ G.                          Spencer S.                  Sam L.                       Bennett H.      Benjamin H.
Kaydence A              Jacob H.                     Gordon H.                  Xavier B.         ClaraLeigh E.
Cobin T.                      Ryder B.                     William W.
Rob S: Instrument                                 Paul A: Private Pilot                  Owen M: Private Pilot    
Joe R: Private Pilot                              
Travis W: Private Pilot               Betsy W: Private Pilot
Gary W.: Private Pilot                            Paul R: Private Pilot                  Logan T: Commercial Pilot   Eric B: Private Pilot                               Mike M: Private Pilot                 Kelsey M: Instrument Rating
Ben C: Private Pilot                               Mike M: Instrument Rating      Maguire W: Private Pilot       Eric C. Private Pilot                               Mike M: Commercial Pilot       Tom H: Private Pilot
Alec L: Private (in his Stinson)                 Austin W: Private Pilot              Lucas S: Commercial Pilot Mike M: CFI                                           Travis W: Instrument Rating    Alex T: Private Pilot
Sarah C: Private Pilot                           Quinn L: Private Pilot                Nick K: Instrument Rating   Brandon G: Private Pilot                     Travis W: Commercial Pilot     Maguire W: Commercial Pilot
Jared N: Private Pilot.                          Dusty G: Private Pilot                Dan C: Private Pilot               Tony S. Private Pilot                             Robyn H: Private Pilot              James B: Private Pilot    
Alex T: Instrument Rating.                  Hayden S: Private Pilot            
Tanner K: Instrument Rating. Alex T: Commercial Pilot                    Julian A: Private Pilot                Becky H: Private Pilot
Bennett H: Private Pilot                       Benjamin H: Private Pilot.        Eric H: Private Pilot
Wes R: Private Pilot                             Xavier B: Private Pilot


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