At Slipstream Aviation, the Grumman Cheetah was carefully chosen as the primary training aircraft. We believe that its flying qualities help to ingrain great habits and techniques in the next generation of pilots.  It is not the most forgiving airplane, which in turn requires us as pilots to fly it correctly.  The great feedback from our customers, mechanics, and pilot examiners makes us confident in the use of this type of plane as our primary training aircraft.  If you are able to compare it to the other planes used for training, we are confident you will agree it is a joy to fly.
We have four Grumman Cheetahs.  Each is IFR certified and equipped with a Garmin 430 (color moving map GPS navigator), a second Com/Nav radio, and a 4-place intercom.

$155 per hour, fuel included.

Mischa Porter - Owner and Chief Flight Instructor
CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP, Gold Seal Instructor (what that means)

First flight at 15 years old, regional airline pilot right out of college, full time instructor after starting Slipstream Aviation in 2006.  Over 7,000 hours flight time.  

$60 per hour in our planes
$70 per hour in your plane
This page last updated: April 7, 2016

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The Simulator
$35 per hour

​The simulator is the perfect way to:
  • introduce new concepts
  • perfect instrument procedures
  • master using the Garmin 430
  • accomplish an instrument proficiency check
Help Wanted
Now Hiring Flight Instructors in Dallas, TX
If you're an experienced CFI who would like to join us, give us a call (817-658-5988) or e-mail us your resume (to  We're always looking for talented instructors who want to become a part of our team.  
1966 PA30 - Piper Twin Comanche
$315 per hour, fuel included.

Just Added: Aspen Primary Flight Display! Garmin 530 WAAS, autopilot with altitude pre-select and GPS Steering (GPSS), traffic alert, 4-place intercom, Garmin 496, XM weather, and XM radio.

160 Knot cruise!
Paul Lips - CFI, CFII

Paul began flying in 1979.  He instructed, flew freight, and flew corporate for about 5 years, accumulating over 4,000 hours before pursuing a non-aviation career.  After considering a return to aviation for years, he has now joined our team and is instructing full time. He loves flying and teaching in tailwheel airplanes (we're working on getting one). He's also building his own airplane.

$55 per hour in our planes
$65 per hour in your plane
Miles McKinney - CFI, MEI

Miles hails from Borger, TX.  He joined the Slipstream team following a BS in Aviation Science from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, AR.  

$50 per hour in our planes
$60 per hour in your plane
Andy Herres - CFI, CFII, MEI

Andy dreamed of flying his whole life, and is now fulfilling that goal.  He was a student at Slipstream for about a year, training with Mischa for all three of his instructor licenses.  He now flies for Boutique Air while still instructing part-time.  He brings with him a love for teaching and a love for flying.

$55 per hour in our planes
$65 per hour in your plane