Sky Beckons Aviation

Learn how to pilot a 2,500 pound time machine. Get one-on-one flight training and recurrent training with a course and times tailored to your schedule. Learn to fly with confidence.

Donald Wright

Pilot License Number: Airline Transport Pilot 1424826, Flight Navigator, Senior Parachute Rigger, Certified Flight Instructor (instrument), Glider
Started flying: 1958
Reason: The military flying club where I was stationed in Texas rented Piper Super Cubs for $7.00 per hour. Fuel was .27 cents a gallon and flight instructors could be rented for $5 per hour.
Total Hours: 28,000 hours plus. That’s a little over three years aloft.
Ratings: B707, B727, B747, B757, B767, Airbus A310, Cessna Citation, Learjet’
Different aircraft types flown: In addition to the airliners listed above, I’ve flown a wide selection of General Aviation aircraft from Cubs to turboprops. I am current in a Cessna Columbia, Cessna 172/182 and Beech Baron.
Highest times in: Boeing 707. I flew it for 12 years as a first officer. The TV series “Pan Am” has some great footage of 707s in case you haven’t seen one in awhile. The early models were a squirrelly handful, especially for a 26-year-old Cessna pilot, but the later ones had full time yaw dampers and were a pleasure to fly. After my retirement from Pan Am I flew B767s for Delta and accumulated a little over 1,000 hours in Lear Jets out of Allentown, PA.
Other high points: In 53 years of flying I’ve never damaged an airplane or received a violation notice from the FAA. My last student received his multi-engine Instrument rating on his first try. It gives me a lot of pleasure to know that I’m passing on knowledge and skills accumulated over a half-century to a new generation of pilots.

Services We Provide

  • Primary Flight Instruction
  • Instrument Instruction
  • Ground School
  • Pilot Supplies
  • Flight Reviews
  • Proficiency Checks
  • Orientation Flights
  • Aerial Photography
  • Airplane Rental


Sky Manor Airport (N40)
Pittstown, NJ 08867
Phone: (908) 996-7230

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