We specialize in beginners!

We’ve helped straight & level pilots break into the 3-D world of aerobatics for over 35 years! We talk your language and know how you need the information presented. It’s our specialty.

How It Works

  • We are not an FBO
  • We operate from our B&B at Sky Country Lodge
  • Private grass runway far from congested airspace
  • Stay right here in all-inclusive accommodations
  • Greg is your personal trainer for your stay
  • A unique training experience proven successful

Browse the training packages on the right for a course to meet your goals.


Greg's Credentials

  • Certified flight instructor since 1972
  • over 8,000 hours of instruction given
  • Designated a Master CFI-Aerobatics
  • Alabama/North Florida 2010 Flight Instructor of the year
  • Experience in over 170 aircraft including most aerobatic types
  • Surface level airshow performer since 1976
  • Designated Aerobatic Competency Evaluator


Training Packages

Click a package below for more info and pricing:

Sky Country Lodge is your classroom and vacation haven when you train with Greg Koontz! Accommodations are included in most packages - Click the image for more information!


"You have a way of explaining flying better than any instructor I have ever flown with, aerobatics or anything"
Billy Hattaway, FAA Inspector

"Thank you for a wonderful time!"
Steve Smith, Michigan

"You are indeed an outstanding aerobatic instructor"
Jim Thompson, Alabama

"Thanks for the instruction, I got the job flying the U-2"
Chris Hanshaw, USN

"We are so happy to have had the opportunity"
Bernardo Felix-Diaz, Mexico

"Thanks for the lovely room, delicious meals and terrific flight instruction"
Pamela Stafford, Texas

"I’m still on cloud nine from the experience"
Brian Comstock, Kentucky

"Greg’s training allows you to explore the many aspects of flying"
Michael Davis, Virginia

"I really had a fantastic flying experience. If you want to become a better pilot, you owe yourself a visit to Sky Country Lodge. No matter the specifics goal(s) - aerobatics, tailwheel, or spin training - you will elevate your flying skills to an entirely new level. Greg is a master teacher - his ground schools are phenomenal, as are the cockpit sessions. The setting provides an ideal backdrop - Sky Country Lodge serves as the perfect learning environment.  You feel like you're at home. I give Greg my highest possible recommendation, and I can't wait to return!!!
- Paul Jones

Please make checks payable to GRECOR, LLC

Contact Us: (205) 616-8176  greg@gkairshows.com  2546 Slasham Road, Ashville, AL 35953