Learn to Fly

Northstar Jet operates a dedicated flight school in Missoula. We are excited to share with you the experience of taking the control of one of our small aircraft.

N737KZ – Cessna 172

  • 1977 N Model

  • 180 Horsepower
  • ADS-B In/Out
  • GTN 650 Navigation
  • Great VFR/IFR trainer

N4345Q – Cessna 172

  • 1971  L Model
  • 180 Horsepower
  • ADS-B Out

  • Fixed Pitch Propeller
  • Great VFR

N95203 – Cherokee

  • 1969 Model
  • 150 Horsepower
  • Fixed Pitch Prop
  • 4 Place Intercom
  • IFR capable
  • Garmin 430 WAAS
  • Autopilot Equipped

Our Flight Instructors

Whether you are interested in flight for recreation or a career, our flight school has the equipment and teachers ready to guide you to success. We have four flight instructors available to take you all the way from intro flight to commercial certificate.

Northstar Jet would like to welcome aspiring pilots of all ages and backgrounds. If you would like to start flying in Missoula, please email our flight department at flight@northstarmso.com or call our front desk at 406-721-8886, and our friendly receptionist will patch you through to one of our instructors.

Commercial Pilot | Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument | Commercial Multi-Engine | Tailwheel

Danielle grew up in the mountains of Idaho. She earned her Masters in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Bristol. Danielle moved to Missoula four years ago and joined the Northstar team in June, 2018.

Larry has been instructing for over 30 years flying in a variety of single and multi engine aircraft. He has a Bachelors degree in Aeronautics from San Jose State in California. He has been a skydiver pilot for Skydive Montana for a few years and an instructor at Bitterroot Aviation in Stevensville for 20 years before moving to Northstar in 2018. He has his CFI, CFI-I, and CFI-MEI instructors ratings.
Sam grew up in the Bitterroot Valley, south of Missoula. He returned home after earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Flight Operations at Westminster College, in Salt Lake City, UT. Sam loves flying in the mountains of Western Montana in his spare time. In the future, Sam has dreams of flying airlines and expanding his aviation pursuits!
Ryan got his start in aviation in 2014 after leaving the US Army, and earned a Bachelors Degree in Aviation Maintenance from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2017. His flight experience has taken him everywhere from the busy San Francisco and Los Angeles Class Bravo airspaces to the Sierra Nevada foothills, and now to the mountains of western Montana. He enjoys expanding his knowledge in both flight instruction and aircraft maintenance and hopes to one day fly an air tanker with Neptune Aviation.

Testing Services

Neptune Aviation offers online testing for hundreds of professional licenses and certifications.

Our test center is located on the Neptune Aviation campus in Hangar 8 at 4045 Corporate Way in Missoula, Montana.


To schedule an FAA Airman Knowledge Test, the first step is to create an FAA Tracking Number (FTN) using the Integrated Airman Certification and Rating Application (IACRA) system. Once you establish an FTN, you’ll be able to schedule an FAA exam.

IACRA is the web-based certification/rating application that guides the user through the FAA’s airman application process. IACRA helps ensure applicants meet regulatory and policy requirements through the use of extensive data validation. It also uses electronic signatures to protect the information’s integrity, eliminates paper forms, and prints temporary certificates.

Drone Class

We have partnered with the University of Montana Autonomous Aerial Systems Program to offer an in-depth prep course for individuals pursuing an FAA UAG certification. More information about this innovative partnership is available here.


As a PSI ATLAS® certified test center, we deliver some of the most demanding computer-based testing programs in the world. Whether you are pursuing a certification in a professional association or licensing with a government or state agency, we’ve got you covered.

Once you create an account, you can register for and schedule your exam.