Protocom Aviation Services
Hampton Roads Premier Flight Training and Aircraft Rental Provider
We offer discovery flights for $125.
About Protocom Aviation
Whether you are looking to start a career as a professional pilot, a rated pilot looking for aircraft rental, or a military pilot looking for a General Aviation transition we have you covered. With the most diverse fleet of aircraft on the east coast, we can facilitate everything from Private to ATP and everything in between. We live by our motto (Efficient, Effective, Affordable) to provide the customer with the best possible aviation experience. Based at Hampton Roads Executive Airport (KPVG), we are ideally suited for flight training as well as transportation services. Our instructors have extensive military and civilian backgrounds with the goal to provide the customer with a safe, professional, and fun experience.
We offer a variety of Airplane and Part 61 training programs.
Contact us for more information regarding details of a specific program.
Airplane (Single and Multi Engine)
Flight Instructor (CFI)
Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII)
Multi Engine Instructor (MEI)
Accelerated ATP and Multi Engine Program
Originally designed by a military pilot for military pilots, this program is perfect for any pilot (military or civilian) looking to earn a Multi-Engine ATP Certificate efficiently, effectively, and affordably. We also offer accelerated multi engine programs for Private, Commercial and Instructor Add Ons. Over 300 candidates have come through the program with a 94% pass rate.
If you are seeking a multi engine private or commercial multi engine rating we also offer accelerated training programs built from our very successful ATP Program. Contact us for more details.
The plane utilized in our program is a 95-C55 Baron. Advanced avionics (listed below) and unfeathering accumulators make for an ideal training platform that is faster and more fun to fly than the traditional Piper Seminoles and Beech Duchesses found at other programs. WAAS capability increases the number of approaches available, resulting in increased flexibility on your training and checkride.
Aspen EFD 1000 / MFD 500
Garmin GTN650 (WAAS)
EDM-960 Digital Engine Monitor
At the core of the program is the study materials. We have condensed all the information you need into a clear and concise set of documents that saves study time and very effectively prepares you for the flight training. This at home study course eliminates the need for a ground school so you spend more time in the plane when at Protocom.
2 people can complete the program in as little as 2 days. By pairing up candidates together they have the opportunity (at no cost) to observe each other’s flights thereby increasing the overall effectiveness of each flight and lowering time to train.
The location of Hampton Roads Airport is uniquely suited for a syllabus that is challenging, fun, and above all proven. 3 airports within 15 nm of each other and outside of Class C airspace allow your instructor to provide a positive training environment while minimizing transit time.
Average Total Cost (Including Examiner Fee) $3,500
Professional Pilot Program (3P)
The growth of the aviation community, a good economy, and a pilot shortage means that there is no better time to become a professional pilot. Our 3P Program allows you to make your dream of becoming a professional pilot a reality efficiently, effectively, and affordably.
We understand that the quicker you go from paying to fly to getting paid to fly, the better. In order to ensure a 3P candidate completes the program in the shortest time possible we only accept a limited number of students per year for this program.
Contact us for more information regarding timelines and cost.
Airline Currency Program
We understand that many aviators struggle to maintain currency prior to transitioning to the airlines, especially when many final tours are non-flying. That is why we have designed an aircraft rental discount program for those looking to get the hours they need for their respective or prospective airline. Please contact us for more information.
Learning to fly a tailwheel airplane is one of the most rewarding experiences in aviation. We have a beautiful 7ECA Citbria that is available for training and rental. Our highly experienced instructors will provide you with the skills necessary to master the art of taming a tailwheel.
Average cost for Tailwheel Endorsement
4 hours Aircraft
7 hours Instruction (includes Flight Instruction and Pre/Post Flight)
14 CFR 61.31 does not require a minimum flight time to earn your endorsement. Sign off (and total cost) of the endorsement is purely based on your proficiency
Aircraft Rates (Wet)
Cessna 172E - $140 per hour
Cessna 172N - $140 per hour
PA-28-140 - $140 per hour
Cessna 152 - $130 per hour
7ECA Citabria - $130 per hour
95-C55 Baron - $400 per hour
Block rate discounts available
We offer financing through Pilot Finance
Flight Instruction Rates
Single Engine - $60 per hour
Multi Engine - $70 per hour
Owner Aircraft - $80 per hour
We offer the following in addition to our traditional flight school:
Complex and HP Endorsement
Biennial Flight Review (BFR)
5172 W Military Hwy, Ste., C
Chesapeake, VA 23321, USA