Flying Lessons & Plane Rentals
Viking Aviation promises to give you more flight time per hour of training than any other flight school in Oklahoma. With Viking, you are guaranteed to have all the materials you need to get in the air. We offer the best training with our experienced flight instructors. Our fully equipped planes are always gassed up and ready to go when you get here, so there will be nothing holding you back.
MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
Our flight instructors have a lot of experience being in the air. You are guaranteed to get a great flight lesson with these leading instructors.
Michael Leone comes to us with a diverse background in aviation. His 12,500 plus hours started in 1972, and since then he has flown most of the production single engine aircraft made in the US. He has extensive multi-engine experience and also has his single engine seaplane rating. His flying jobs have included flying sky divers, flying for a commuter airline and barnstorming in WWII aircraft. He is a Captain in the Civil Air Patrol and is a CAP check pilot. In 2007, he and his wife Rosemary found a 1949 Beech Bonanza (A35) in a dirt floor hanger in Nebraska, and after spending long hours working on the plane it received Most Outstanding Classic Beech at Oshkosh in 2011. They added a 1953 Piper Pacer to their hangar a few years later. He attended Tulsa Tech where he earned his A & P mechanic certificate. For those keeping score, he has the following qualifications: Airline Transport Pilot (ATP), Certificated Flight Instructor and Instrument Instructor (CFI, CFII), Multi-engine Instructor (MEL), Seaplane pilot (ASEL) and A&P.
Chief Flight Instructor
Flying Since: 1989
Total Flight Time: 2100 hours
CFI, CFII, Single and Multi Commercial ratings
Flying Since: 2001
Total Flight Time: 1400 hours
CFI, CFII, MEI
Flying Since: 2004
Total Flight Time: 1000+Hours
AGI, CFI, & CFII
Tally ho! I’m Courtland Hansen, husband, father, and aviation enthusiast. Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah to a family of multi-generation aviators. I spent most of my childhood in imaginary airplanes bursting through clouds. I soon relocated to Tulsa, Oklahoma, for my education and have lived here ever since.
I have degrees in avionics, aeronautics, and business. I have worked in the aviation industry over ten years; with flight experience ranging from the eastern coastline, through the windy central plains, to the Rocky Mountains.
I look forward to sharing my passion for flying with you. Onwards and Upwards.
Our air-conditioned facilities are fully equipped with bathrooms and everything you need to focus on your training.
Ready to fly? Call 918.381.4010 today!