Learn. Practice. Fly.

Our dedicated staff of instructors look forward to creating a learning plan that fits both your schedule and learning styles. We pride ourselves in teaching to the individual and developing quality pilots.


What do I need to start?

Give us a call today at (603) 964-6749 and our friendly staff will assist you in setting up an “Introductory Lesson”. You will be able to fly the airplane on the first lesson! You will be able to take the controls and soar to new heights!

What flight path do you want to take?

Sport Pilot License

A Sport Pilot license allows you to experience pleasure flying, and bring a friend. Want to see the fall leaves, travel around New England on fair weather days, take a trip to get the $100 hamburger all pilots talk about?  The Sport Pilot license may be for you!  

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What can you do as a Sport Pilot?

  • Fly aircraft weighing less than 1320lbs.
  • Carry one passenger, and fly anywhere in the country!
  • Fly in B, C and D airspace with endorsements from our instructors
  • Build and fly your own light sport aircraft!
  • No medical required, just a valid drivers license to fly

What you can not do

  • Fly at night
  • Carry passengers for hire, or fly to further a business
  • Participate in passenger carrying charitable airlifts.

What you need to get your Sport Pilot License

  • Be atleast age 16 to solo, 17 to get your license.
  • Complete at least 20 hours of training from one of our excellent instructors. (30-40 hours is average)
  • Pass the Sport Pilot written exam (ask us about ground school).
  • Be able to read, write and speak english

Private Pilot License

A Private Pilot Certificate is more extensive than the Sport Pilot Certificate, but it is also the first step towards becoming a professional pilot if that is your goal. Flying is fun, adventurous, and EASY! The Private Pilot License would allow you to broaden your horizons and fly a variety of aircraft. Also, it is a stepping stone to more advanced training, such as Instrument Rating, Commercial, Multi-Engine, etc.

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Privileges as a Private Pilot

  • Fly any aircraft in the category and class you have been licensed for.
  • Fly day or night, and carry friends and family with you.
  • Participate in passenger carrying charitable events (young eagles etc.)
  • Posses a license recognized in countries all over the world.
  • Travel for business or pleasure!


  • You must fly in visual flight conditions
  • You can not carry passengers or cargo for hire.

What you need to get your Private Pilots License.

  • Be at least 16 to solo, 17 to get your license (you can start learning at any age.)
  • Complete at least 40 hours of training with one of our excellent instructors. (50-60 hours is average)
  • Pass the Private Pilot written exam. (ask us about ground school)
  • Be able to read, write and speak English.

Meet Our Certified Instructors

Hampton Airfield has several instructors with over 50 years of combined experience. From Light Sport to Private and beyond!

Garret Miller

Airport Manager (CFII, MEI, Tailwheel)

Bill Rose

Chief Flight Instructor (CFI, Tailwheel)

Bill began flying in 1949 with his dad in his tail wheel Stinson out of an 1100 foot grass runway~Rose Field in Orient NY~still there and still on the map! He obtained his private pilots' license at age 18 and his commercial, instrument, instructors, and instrument instructor at 22 from American Flyers and then went to work for Flight Safety. In February of 1966 he was hired by Pan Am and spent 25 years there as copilot/flight navigator on the DC-8 and Boeing 707/720 and 747 and as captain on the Boeing 727. After Pan Am went under in 1991, Bill spent 11 years as a 727/737 captain at Delta retiring in 2002. Since then he has been flight instructing in what he calls ``real`` airplanes.

Dennis McKenna

Certified Flight Instructor (CFII)

I started flying when a friend, who was taking lessons at the time, took me to the airport, put me in the right seat with his instructor, and let me fly the plane! At that point I was hooked. The following week I was in ground school. I have enjoyed flying and instructing ever since. After retirement, I decided to become a full-time instructor at the Hampton Airfield. The first time I walked in I felt welcomed. People were friendly and supportive and I have enjoyed working here with the family atmosphere. The greatest reward from teaching is watching the ͞aha͟ moment when students master the aircraft and perform unassisted landings. Helping students reach their goals and achieve their dreams is extremely rewarding!

Al Datillo

Certified Flight Instructor (CFII, MEI, Tailwheel)

Al Datillo is one of the newest CFI's here at the Airport. Al recently graduated High school and is now instructing during his free time when he isn't attending college or flying to breakfast with his friends and family. He has set out to find a fly-in breakfast spot better than the Airfield Cafe, but has not come close. Al turned 18 recently and, after flying at the airfield since he was 11, has passed his Private, Instrument, Commercial and Flight Instructor Airplane Checkrides in the past 2 years with the help of his instructors Garrett Miller and Bill Rose. Al's favorite things include Belgian Waffles with Strawberries and loads of whipped cream as well as long walks down the tarmac during a sunset after a long day of flying.

Mark Sawyer

Certified Flight Instructor

My Dad was a GA pilot and I spent many a weekend hanging out with him at local airports walking the rows of airplanes. Way back then there were a lot more GA airports, we had 3 within 10 miles of our house. I started flying lessons when I was 15 years old and soloed shortly after my 16th birthday. Biggest aviation thrill was a surprise birthday present from my wife of an hour of aerobatics in a P-51. I am a long-term member of EAA and am 10 years into building an RV-9. Once the RV-9 (817MK) is completed (18 to 24 months) the dream is for my wife (Kris) and I to go see the country. I retired 2 years ago (engineering in bio-technology), got my CFI, and am now teaching at 7B3. In addition to the obvious love of flying, I really enjoy teaching and passing along the thrill of flying.

Pat Curtis

Certified Flight Instructor (CFII, MEI)

My dad, a former Air Force F-100 pilot, got me interested in flying when I was a kid. He would take me up in his V-tail Bonanza, N6276V, and we'd fly over the Rockies in Colorado to visit his hometown of 700 people. He would buzz his brother's house at about 100 feet to let them know he was about to land on the gravel strip about five miles away and needed a ride (easier than Uber). Years later, I joined the Air Force and got to instruct in the T-38 in West Texas, fly the Super KingAir in Central America, and pilot the C-130 to all seven continents. Now that I've given up the nomadic military life, I hope to inspire future pilots at Hampton as we enjoy the freedom, camaraderie, and challenges that aviation provides.

Get a Flight Review

Whether you’re a seasoned current pilot, or haven’t flown for years, one of our experienced instructors is available to hone your skills and bring you up to speed on the newest rules and regulations to keep you current and compliant.

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Ground School

Spring and Fall classes available for Sport and Private Pilot Students and Seasoned Pilots.  Give us a call at (603) 964-6749

Apply for a Scholarship

No matter your motivation for learning to fly, we are here to help you achieve your dreams. Alongside us are several programs designed to help the motivated student succeed. Below find links to a multitude of financial resources to help you along the way.

Out of the Blue Scholarship