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 Bed & Breakfast at Sky Country Lodge on our private 3900’ Grass strip

      Not a busy school. You will have Greg Koontz as your personal trainer

      We limit our courses to two students to keep training very personal

      Plan to arrive at 5pm the evening before training. We’ll have dinner waiting for you

      Plan to depart between 3-5pm on the last day of training

      All-inclusive. We furnish it all. Private room, meals, drinks, snacks, headsets, parachutes. Everything!

      We do not charge by the hour. All flying is at a flat rate. So no rushing. We fly at your pace! No additional fees.

      A truly unique training experience with proven success.

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

Greg’s Credentials

      Certified Flight instructor since 1972

      Over 10,000 hours as an instructor

      2010 FAA regional Instructor of the year

      FAA Master Pilot Award

      Experience in over 190 Aircraft

      Surface level Airshow performer since 1976

      Designated Aerobatic competency Evaluator


Training Packages

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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