Flight Training - Get your wings at Hampton Airfield!
Our Instructors Hampton Airfield has several instructors with nearly 50 years of experience. From Light Sport to Private and beyond! We offer Ground School instruction as well as Flight Instruction. Whether you are an LSA or Private Pilot student, our experienced Instructors can help you realize your dreams of flying!
Bob Casian (CFII/ATP Land/Sea)
Bob began flying in 1960 at 14 years of age. He flew for two years before he could solo at 16 years old. In 1963 he got his Private pilot's license.
"...When I turned 18 in 1964 my commercial and flight instructors ratings followed. And by the way, I was still in high school. School and I didn't agree with each other. I used to sit by the window and watch the clouds go by. Well that gave me an idea of what I wanted to do for a living. Sit by a window and watch the clouds go by. I hired on with Weyerhaeuser Corp. as a pilot on their Beech 18 and also teach flying. I lasted a while but the Army wanted me too. I joined a guard unit, the 102 nd aviation Company and was sent to Ft. Rucker Alabama to learn how to fly all over again. Allegheny Airlines came into the picture on Feb. 1, 1967. Then a name change to US Airways. At the ripe old age of 28 I got my first Captains position on a Boeing 727. Twelve type ratings later and 36 wonderful years I retired flying a Airbus 330-300 international. That was in 2002. There isn't one day that has gone by that I haven't learned something new.
Looking forward to seeing you in ground school and sharing my life as a pilot with you.
Captain Bob Casian retired..."
Bill Rose (CFII/ATP Land/Sea)
Bill began flying in 1949 with his dad in his tail wheel Stinson out of an 1100 foot grass runway~Rose Field in Orient NY~still there and still on the map! He obtained his private pilots' license at age 18 and his commercial, instrument, instructors, and instrument instructor at 22 from American Flyers and then went to work for Flight Safety. In February of 1966 he was hired by Pan Am and spent 25 years there as copilot/flight navigator on the DC-8 and Boeing 707/720 and 747 and as captain on the Boeing 727. After Pan Am went under in 1991, Bill spent 11 years as a 727/737 captain at Delta retiring in 2002. Since then he has been flight instructing in what he calls "real" airplanes.
"... I could never get flying out of my blood..."
Jessica Holland (CFI Land/Sea)
Jessica wanted to be a pilot after feeling her stomach tickle during the take-off roll on a Boeing 747 when she was 4 years old. Growing up, her dad also took her plane-watching at Logan Airport. Jessica finally got the chance to take the controls for the first time at age 14 in a Grumman Tiger at a Young Eagles event at Boire field in Nashua, New Hampshire. She began learning to fly in college where she studied Aviation Flight Operations and Aeronautical Engineering. During school, Jessica obtained her private, single and multi-engine commercial licenses, instrument rating, and became a flight instructor. Since college she has been working as an engineer on aviation safety systems intended to reduce mid-air and ground collision risk. She also has been flying a Piper Cub and a variety other aircraft.
"My favorite adventures was flying a friend's J-3 Piper Cub to Oshkosh, WI from NH one summer. It took 17.5 flight hours and 14 fuel stops,one way!"
Garrett Miller (CFII)
I started flying at Hampton when I was 11 years old, flying with George Olson in his Aeronca 7EC Champ. I was the preverbial airport bumm for the next several years. I soloed the C-172, Cub, and Champ on my 16th b-day and took my private pilot checkride on my 17th birthday. Over the next several years I acquired my instrument, commercial, CFI, and CFII. I flew and worked out of Tereboro NJ for 2 years during college, and also did some instructing from KPSM, but my heart still belongs at Hampton where I reside today. Currently I work as a Firefighter/paramedic for the City of Portsmouth and when I'm not there I'm at Hampton.
Gideon Cohn (CFI)
I have always looked up to the sky with awe. My grandparents house was located just south of Danbury airport. Whenever a plane would go over I would stop whatever I was doing to look up.
I am the first in my family to take to sky. After receiving my private pilot license during my senior year at UNH, I traveled in my 1949 Aeronca Champ all over New England going to many small and large airports. The summer after graduation I put all of my spare time, efforts and energy towards obtaining my licenses, ratings and of course having fun flying. Only 16 months after my first solo, I sat and passed the CFI exam at the age of 23.
Quickly after meeting everyone at Hampton Airfield I can confidently say that it is one of a kind!!
Cessna 172 (IFR) The C-172's are well equipped and ready for you to take to the skies! These planes are available for rent for students as well as seasoned pilots.
Piper Cubs Fly a piece of history! The Cubs offer a challanging enjoyment for the new student. Plus, when you solo a Cub you become tailwheel endorsed!
CTLS Wow! New Light Sport (LSA) at Hampton Airfield! Reserve our latest addition to the family today! This well-crafted aircraft from Flight Design is roomy inside, has great visibility, outstanding performance, and a Glass panel!
Biennial Flight Reviews Need a BFR? Contact Hampton today!
Tailwheel Endorsements We offer transition training in tailwheel aircraft and endorsements.
Hampton Ground School Spring and Fall classes available for Sport and Private Pilot Students and Seasoned Pilots. Become an HGS member today, it's free to join! www.hamptongroundschool.com
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Winds are Southeast at 2.3 MPH (2 KT). The pressure is 29.8 inHg and the humidity is 92%.
Last Updated on May 23 2013, 1:58 pm EDT.