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.
Plus $15 per flight for ADS-B compliance.
Mischa Porter - Owner, Chief Flight Instructor
Gold Seal Instructor
2016 AOPA Honor Roll

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. Favorite hobbies: mountain biking & growing succulents.

$65 per hour in our planes
$75 per hour in your plane
This page last updated: December 30, 2017

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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.
Plus $15 per flight for ADS-B compliance.

Aspen Primary Flight Display! Garmin 530 WAAS, autopilot with altitude pre-select and GPS Steering (GPSS), and L3 Lynx touchscreen transponder with ADS-B weather and traffic (and it streams to your iPad with ForeFlight).

160 Knot cruise!
Jeffrey Lewis - CFI, CFII, MEI
Gold Seal Instructor

Jeffrey has flown for two regional airlines, a charter company, and was an Airline Check Airman on two transport category aircraft. Jeffrey holds several type ratings and obtained a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. With nearly 10,000 hours of flight time, Jeffrey is a seasoned aviator and excited to share his wisdom with the next generation of pilots.

$65 per hour in our planes
$75 per hour in your plane
Carl Wiltse - MEI

Carl just recently changed careers. In his prior life, Carl studied mechanical engineering, German literature, and theology before realizing he just wanted to be a pilot. He's done all his pilot training, from private through commercial and flight instructor, with Slipstream. He has been working as a skydive pilot and corporate copilot since earning his commercial pilot license in 2016. Prior to that, he taught German at SMU. 

$55 per hour in our planes
$65 per hour in your plane
Allen Rehkemper - CFI

Allen brings a rich background in aviation to our team.  He has flown for Seaport Airline on the PC-12, he inspects FAA testing centers, and is pursuing his masters degree in electrical engineering.  He graduated with honors from Midwestern State University and is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Allen has a second degree black belt in Taekwondo and also enjoys the culinary arts.      

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