Aviation Training Company to host AOPA Part 107 Drone Seminar

Aviation Training Co will be hosting a new Drone Part 107 AOPA “Drones From The Ground Up” seminar on June 24th. This will be a chance to get up-to-speed on the latest drone rules and an introduction to the type of training available for Part 107 from Maj. Michael Middleton.

This seminar is designed to give a basic introduction to what the Part 107 is all about. The seminar is from 9am – 3pm with several breaks, and lunch will be offered for a price by Jersey Mike’s Subs, click here to order.


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May 13th Cirrus Aviation Training Co. Open House

Aviation Training Company

a Cirrus Flight Training Center Opens in Upstate, SC KGMU

54 Watson Aviation Road, Greenville, SC

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Aviation Training Company (ATC) invites you to come by on Saturday, May 13th 2017 for an OPEN HOUSE to celebrate our recent designation as a CIRRUS TRAINING CENTER.


With the opening of the Cirrus Training Center, Aviation Training Company (ATC) now offers a full lineup of training options for both current and future Cirrus airplane pilots. This includes Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, Cirrus initial and ongoing recurrent training. Additionally, we are experts in the Cirrus for Flight Reviews and Instrument Competency Checks. ATC can also help with acquiring your brand new Cirrus, through our referral program. ATC works closely with Cirrus Aircraft to start the acquisition process all the way through delivery.

We will have several Cirrus aircraft on display, including the new 2015 Cirrus Generation 3 SR20, a 2017 Cirrus Generation 6 SR20,  and a 2017 Cirrus Generation 6 SR22.


Michael Culp and Tim McConnell, (our full time Platinum Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot (CSIP)) as well as other Training Center Instructors will be available to show you around and answer any questions you may have about becoming a Cirrus owner and/or pilot.


The open house is open to the public and no reservations are required. Anyone interested in the latest in aircraft technology and learning to fly should attend this event. For more information contact Teri Tangeman @ (864) 990-5009 and be sure to ask about taking the “Cirrus Ten Hour Test Drive”


Aviation Training Company

(864) 990-5009

2017 SR22 visiting Aviation Training Co

Hi Everyone, just wanted to post a few shots of a 2017 SR22 that Cirrus brought in yesterday. We hope to have a couple 2017 SR series aircraft to fly soon. Not sure exactly what capacity that will be at this time, but stay tuned for info. coming shortly……


The new wingtip lighting really is dazzling





Tim’s Tailwinds Jan 2017

If you are like me, you enjoy reading about airplanes, Cirrus airplanes in particular and now about the new Cirrus Vision Jet. I also enjoy reading about other pilots experiences, hoping that I can glean something from what they did; good or bad. Hello, my name is Tim McConnell and welcome to my new blog, “Tim’s Tailwinds”, I am a PLATINUM Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot (CSIP) from Greenville, SC. I spend a lot of my time at the Cirrus aircraft factory in Duluth, MN and at the new Cirrus Vision Center in Knoxville, TN. usually picking up new airplanes or training new Cirrus owners and pilots as they take delivery of their new Cirrus. I really enjoy the time I spend with each client and I strive to make a new friend each and every time.
I hope that you will follow along with me on “Tim’s Tailwinds” as I tell you more about my background and some of the experiences I’ve had. (and continue to have) I’ve really come to love my career of working with airplanes and pilots and every interaction creates it own story. As a pilot and flight instructor I’ve experienced everything from “close calls” to some “hilarious stories”, and I plan to share them all with you. I will also include current stories about what I am up to as well as what Cirrus Aircraft and other Companies are doing too. Watch for my new blog entries every Friday.
Until then-