Here's a list of helpful sites and info:

Information Sites

Weather at Ottawa Executive Airport -

Lavion Aero's School Management and Scheduling site -

Aircraft Maintenance at Ottawa Exec -

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Insurance Agency -, 1-800-622-AOPA

AOPA's Learn to Fly site -

AOPA Flight Training Financing -

Avemco Insurance Agency (renter's insurance) - 1-888-241-7891

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Step-by-Step Sites to visit to get prepped for flying:

1. Watch Aviation 101, FREE online introduction to aviation produced by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University -

2. Sign up for an account on Lavion Aero's flight scheduler -
3. Schedule an intro flight if you're completely new to aviation or small aircraft.
4. Read, sign, and return the Lavion Aero rental & training agreement
5. Get a flight physical - does NOT have to be done before you start flying.
5a. Fill out the medical application at the FAA MedExpress Site - Click HERE for instructions on how to fill it out.

5b. Schedule the physical with an AME. Some of the closest FAA Airmen Medical Examiners (AMEs) to Z98 are:

Dr. Michael Berneking
Concentra Occupational Health
436 44th St SE, Ste. A
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Dr. Mark Ivey
17357 Van Wagner Rd, Ste. 2
Spring Lake, MI 49456
Flight physicals only on Mondays & Wednesdays 9-5

Dr. Dale Terpstra
Executive Air Transport, Hangar 2
107 Sinclair Dr.
Muskegon, MI 49441
If either of the above aren't convenient, try the FAA Find a Medical Examiner site -
6. Fill out a student pilot application at the FAA IACRA site (for pilot certificate applications)- Your instructor will have to approve the request once it is submitted.
7. Purchase & pick up your flight training/ground school kit from the flight school office.
8. Start flying! (work with the flight school manager to get assigned an appropriate instructor).

iPad/Tablet Flight Usage
Sporty's Pilot’s guide to the iPad – how to get started -
Electronic Log Books and Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) apps (here's a few but there are many others):

Training Material Sites (click to visit the site):