Let your dream take flight!

Conquer new challenges and have fun while doing so. Explore new locations and new perspectives. For a more practical side, flying yourself is a flexible, cost-effective way to travel while avoiding airline hassles and expenses.

Winter Ground School Starts In January

Learning to fly takes dedication, practice and a financial commitment. If you are ready, start your training with the Boeing Employees’ Flying Association (BEFA).                      

BEFA has been bringing the world of flying to Puget Sound since 1954. Headquartered in Renton with aircraft also at Paine Field, BEFA has a diverse range of aircraft including:

• Trainers (C150, C172,Top Cub CC18)
• High Performance Single-engine (C182Q/RG, CT210, Cirrus SR20/SR22T)
• Complex Retractable Gear (Beech C24R)
• Float Planes (C172K XP, Piper Float)

Private Pilot (PP) Ground School                                                                            Starts in September 

Taught by BEFA Instructors

Enroll for Morning or Evening  Classes through  EvCC or RTN

Limited Class Size;  Register Soon;  Open to General Public


   Click here for PAE class schedule details.

     Online Classes in Everett begin September 14th.  Register with EvCC: - Aviation Ground School

 Click here for RTN class schedule details.

 In-person Classes in Renton begin September 21st.   To register with RTN:                                                                                                               


  • Wide selection of well-equipped, professionally maintained aircraft

  • Excellent history of safety

  • Highly qualified flight instructors, both flight and ground

  • Full-motion flight simulator, reducing cost of initial and recurrent training

  • Web-based resource scheduling

  • Approximately 25% lower cost than typical fixed base operators