​​Flying Lessons in the San Francisco Bay Area at Palo Alto or San Carlos Airports

Have you always dreamed of learning to fly?  If you've found your way to this website, you've made the first step to becoming a pilot!  Every pilot I know grew up dreaming of flying like a bird - high in the sky, through the clouds and trees, or above buildings and mountains, like Superman.  

My name is Sue Ballew.  After flying for the airlines as a professional pilot, I became a full-time Certified Flight Instructor. I've been teaching pilots to learn to fly in complex airspace, like the Bay Area, since 1999, particularly from the Palo Alto and San Carlos airports. 

I utilize a structured teaching syllabus, but also tailor your flying lessons and my teaching style to you based on your background, temperament, and your unique ways of learning and absorbing material.

We can schedule your lessons on weekends or weekdays, as my schedule is very flexible.

Finding the right flight instructor is extremely important.  You want a Certified Flight Instructor whose teaching style and personality click with you and make you feel safe and comfortable.

Why not schedule an
"Introductory Flying Lesson" to see if we click?  It's easy.  Go to the "Contact" page and send me an email or purchase your Flight on the "Intro Flight" page.

The top 5 questions you may have about flying lessons:

  •    What can I expect when I learn to fly?  
  •    How much do flying lessons cost? 
  •    What is required to get my pilot's license?
  •    How long does it take to get my pilot's license?
  •    Should I learn to fly at a Flight School or a Flying Club?  

Get answers to your questions about Flying Lessons in the Bay Area
 with Skytrekker Aviation on the "Flight Training" page.                  
And, learn why many choose a Female Flight Instructor on the
"Female Instructor" page.    

Your Gold Seal Flight Instructor

Sue Ballew

Certified Flight Instructor of the Year 2012 - West Valley Flying Club

Professional Pilot of the Year 2012

Southwest Section

The Ninety-Nines, Inc.

NAFI Master Flight Instructor 2015

Flying Lessons Bay Area

Contact me today to find out how I can help you start your adventure to learn to fly!

Live the Dream...Learn to Fly 

Skytrekker Aviation

"​Contact" me today to find out how you can Learn to Fly

Learning to Fly is Fun and Exciting!!  (turn up your volume)

"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward…for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." -- Leonardo DaVinci