Loss of control (LOC) awareness and prevention is on the NTSB's 10 most wanted list. Golden Age Aviation, Inc. says improving piloting skills could be the answer.

What’s Up With LOC

Pilot Checkrides

Take your practical test at Cushing Regional Airport (CUH

  • Sport pilot

  • Private pilot

  • Commercial Pilot

  • Instrument Rating 

  • Flight Instructor

  • ATP

Pilot practical test by Earl Downs - Info & test scheduling

Drone Pilot RPE

Remote pilot certificates processed - Info


Could buying an already completed home-built aircraft be the right choice for you?  Find out more about the details of owning an experimental amateur-built airplane.

Sport Pilot and Man on the Moon!

The story of the sport pilot rules. Check out our Up With Downs topic.  Yes, understanding regulations can be fun - Really!


"And let’s get one thing straight. There’s a big difference between a pilot and an aviator. One is a technician; the other is an artist in love with flight."

              Elrey Borge Jeppesen


Sport Pilot, Private pilot, Commercial pilot, Instrument Rating

CFI Initial/CFII Add-on and Other certificates and ratings testing is also available 

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Checkride Foibles

Earl Downs lets you learn from challenges checkride applicants have faced.

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Earl Downs receives Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award                 More Info

Golden Age Aviation, Inc.

Earl Downs has received an FAA Letter Of Authorization to provide flight training in your Amateure Built Experimental Airplane. This includes Flight Reviews