Birmingham Flight Training At Its Finest!

About US

Discovery Flight

A Discovery Flight is your chance to get a feel for what flying is really all about and how much fun it can be! It will help you see first-hand the training, aircraft, and quality of instruction that you will experience with us. It is also a great way to get a sense of what it’s like to fly from behind the controls. It is the perfect first flight for prospective students, as well as those who simply want to see the world from the air for an afternoon! You will be set up with a flight instructor who will guide you and answer any questions you may have during the flight.

Discovery Flights start at just $125.00
(Fuel surcharge may apply)

Gift Certificate

Give the gift of flight! A gift certificate is perfect for the person in your life who wants to pursue their dream of becoming a pilot, or someone who is looking for some inspiration. It is also great for those who simply want to see the world from a new point of view for an afternoon!

What are my options? You may purchase a gift certificate for any amount you like. For reference, our Discovery Flights are offered in ½ hour and 1 hour increments, and cost approximately $125 and $205 respectively. If you are purchasing a gift for a pilot who would like to rent from us, our aircraft rent for $155 per flight hour.

Training Requirements

Private Pilot Certification:

Total Time: 40 hours minimum, which consists of at least-
Dual: 20 hours minimum of flight training with an instructor on the Private Pilot areas of operation including:

  • 3 hours of cross country flight training in a single engine airplane
  • 3 hours of night flight training in a single engine airplane, that includes at least
  • 1 cross country flight of over 100 mm total distance; and
  • 10 T/O’s and 10 landings to a full stop with each involving a flight in the traffic pattern at an airport.
  • 3 hours of flight training by reference to instruments in a single engine airplane
  • 3 hours of flight training in a single engine airplane within the 60 days prior to the practical test.

Flight Instructors

Instructor Rates $50 Per Hour for primary training

Barry Franks, Chief Flight Instructor

Ratings:

  • Airline Transport Pilot
  • Commercial Multi Pilot
  • Certified Flight Instructor
  • Certified Instrument Instructor
  • Multi Engine Instructor
  • Flying for 30+ yrs
Betsy Wild, Flight Instructor

Ratings:

  • Certified Flight Instructor
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Commercial Multi Engine Pilot
Mark Scardino, Flight Instructor

Ratings:

  • Airline Transport Pilot
  • Commercial Multi Pilot
  • Certified Flight Instructor
  • Certified Instrument Instructor
  • Multi Engine Instructor
  • Flying for 30+ yrs
Aamir Singh, Flight Instructor

Ratings:

  • Certified Flight Instructor
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Commercial Multi Engine Pilot

Rental Aircraft

Piper Arrow II – N55088

$210 per hour wet / Garmin 650 WAAS/IFR

The Piper Arrow II is the newest aircraft in our fleet. It’s equipped
with a Garmin 650 WAAS with dual glide slopes for a great IFR, commercial trainer.

* Our Arrow will be unavailable during the month of October while it is
being updated with two Garmin G5’s
and a new Garmin GFC500 autopilot making it a perfect IFR, commercial
trainer.

Cessna 172 – N12887

$155 per hour wet Garmin 430 / IFR

The Cessna 172M is our new to us Cessna 172. It is a very easy to fly well rigged plane, and a welcome edition to our fleet. IFR certified w/2 VORs and a Garmin 430.

Why Over the Mountain?

Why should you choose Shelby County Airport over a larger airport like Birmingham?
Shelby County is an uncontrolled airport. That means from the time you start your engine, until you’re in the air training, is about five minutes. Flying out of a larger controlled airport such as Birmingham International can take much longer.

Products

Pilot Starter Kit

Gleim’s Private Pilot Kit is designed to help you expedite your training for your private pilot certificate. We offer a complete training program at a price you can afford. We prepare “user-friendly” self-study materials that are carefully designed to make it easy for you to learn and understand.

Pricing : $159.95

AC-200 PNR headset

The AC-200 PNR headset offers simple and affordable PNR (passive noise reduction) performance. Avcomm’s exclusive patented PNR audio technology features high efficiency ultra-lite speakers, incredible voice clarity, higher noise attenuation, and lighter weight for improved comfort

Pricing : $159.95

Career Opportunities

Over The Mountain offers an opportunity to build hours while earning more income than any other flight school in the area. In the last several months, instructors from Over the Mountain have moved onto careers flying a Hawker 800, Beech Jet, King Air, and Cirrus. Let us help you build those 1,500 hours quickly and jump start your aviation career!

To apply send your resume to Owner Barry Franks.
email: bfranks@otmaviation.com

CFI Job Info

 

  • Create your own schedule
  • Competitive hourly pay
  • Ground school/study room facility available
  • On-site reliable maintenance
  • 5 airplanes available for instruction (C172s & PA28s)

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Private Pilot License?

This license allows you to fly during the day and night, with friends and family in VFR conditions, basically good weather.

What does it take to be a pilot?

This license allows you to fly during the day and night, with friends and family in VFR conditions, basically good weather.

Who can get a Private Pilot License?

This license allows you to fly during the day and night, with friends and family in VFR conditions, basically good weather.

What does it cost?

Cost is dependent on a couple of variables. While 40 hours is the minimum required for a private pilot license, the national average varies between 50-60 hours. Completion at closer to 40 hours is possible with dedication in studying at home and flying more frequently (2-3 times per week).

Contact Us

Address

265 Weathervane Road
Calera, AL 35040