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Cessna 172 $130/hr*
Aeronca Champ $Offline/hr*
Piper Cub $105/hr*
LSA CTLS $Offline/hr*

* Prices are Wet


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Congratulations to
our Newest Pilots!

Ray Dupuis
Sport Pilot

Celisse Stephens
Private Pilot

Phillip Stephens
Private Pilot

Phillip Burns
Sport Pilot

Frank Steinman
Sport Pilot

Jim McMahon
Private Pilot

Mary Stacey
Private Pilot

Rob Opiela
Private Pilot

Jess Theriault
Private Pilot

Al Lavender
Sport Pilot

Alex Bettcher
Private Pilot

Jason Robinson
Sport Pilot

Dan Lombardi
Private Pilot

Ben McLaughlin
Private Pilot

Glenn Easson
Sport Pilot

Brad McGee
Sport Pilot

Chris Roy
Private Pilot

Ty Carvalho
Sport Pilot

Bob Heckman
Recreational Pilot

Karl Leinsing
Private Pilot

Marc Cumming
Private Pilot

Morgan Densley
Private Pilot

Casey Brown
Private Pilot


Flight Training - Get your wings at Hampton Airfield!

What's Required?

You have two Pilot Certificates to choose from at Hampton Airfield:

Sport Pilot License
  • You must be at least 16 years of age to solo the aircraft (fly by yourself), and 17 to achieve the license. You may however begin flight training at any age, we recommend students be at least 12 years old.
  • Have a driver's license or 3rd Class Medical once ready to solo as well as renter's insurance.
  • Must fly aircraft in the Light Sport Airplane category (LSA).
  • Requires a minimum of 20 hours of flight training. Most complete in 30 hours.
  • May not operate the aircraft at night.
  • May take only one passenger. (Light Sport Aircraft only have two seats).
A Sport Pilot Certificate can be used as a stepping-stone towards a Private Pilot License as well. If your goal is to enjoy the beautiful weather and the beautiful New England area, a Sport Pilot License is a great choice for the weekend and fair weather flyers!

Private Pilot License
  • You must be at least 16 years of age to solo the aircraft (fly by yourself), and 17 to achieve the license. You may however begin flight training at any age, we recommend students be at least 12 years old.
  • Have a 3rd Class Medical once ready to solo as well as renter's insurance.
  • Requires a minimum of 40 hours of flight training. Most complete in 60 hours.
  • May operate the aircraft at night.
  • May carry as many passengers as the airplane allows.
A Private Pilot Certificate is more demanding than the Sport Pilot Certificate, but it is also the first step towards becoming a professional pilot if that is your goal. The Private Pilot License would allow you to broaden your horizons and fly a variety of aircraft. With the Private License you can also step into your advanced training, such as Instrument Rating, Commercial, Multi-Engine, etc.

How Do I Start?
Give us a call today! 603-964-6749 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 Kind of Airplanes?

Cessna 172 (IFR) (Private) The C-172's are well equipped and ready for you to take to the skies! These planes are available for rent for students as well as seasoned pilots.

Aeronca Champ (Sport and Private) The Champ is a classic that offers roomy fun for the new student or seasoned pilot! Plus, when you solo a Champ you become tailwheel endorsed!

Piper Cubs (Sport and Private) Fly a piece of history! The Cubs offer a challanging enjoyment for the new student. Plus, when you solo a Cub you become tailwheel endorsed!

CTLS (Sport and Private) Wow! New Light Sport (LSA) at Hampton Airfield! Reserve our latest addition to the family today! This well-crafted aircraft from Flight Design is roomy inside, has great visibility, outstanding performance, and a Glass panel!

Flight Reviews Need a BFR? Contact Hampton today!

Tailwheel Endorsements We offer transition training in tailwheel aircraft and endorsements.

Hampton Ground School Spring and Fall classes available for Sport and Private Pilot Students and Seasoned Pilots. Become an HGS member today, it's free to join!
  Our Instructors Hampton Airfield has several instructors with nearly 50 years of experience. From Light Sport to Private and beyond! We offer Ground School instruction as well as Flight Instruction. Whether you are an LSA or Private Pilot student, our experienced Instructors can help you realize your dreams of flying!

Bob Casian  (CFII/ATP Land/Sea)

Bob began flying in 1960 at 14 years of age. He flew for two years before he could solo at 16 years old. In 1963 he got his Private pilot's license.

"...When I turned 18 in 1964 my commercial and flight instructors ratings followed. And by the way, I was still in high school. School and I didn't agree with each other. I used to sit by the window and watch the clouds go by. Well that gave me an idea of what I wanted to do for a living. Sit by a window and watch the clouds go by. I hired on with Weyerhaeuser Corp. as a pilot on their Beech 18 and also teach flying. I lasted a while but the Army wanted me too. I joined a guard unit, the 102 nd aviation Company and was sent to Ft. Rucker Alabama to learn how to fly all over again. Allegheny Airlines came into the picture on Feb. 1, 1967. Then a name change to US Airways. At the ripe old age of 28 I got my first Captains position on a Boeing 727. Twelve type ratings later and 36 wonderful years I retired flying a Airbus 330-300 international. That was in 2002. There isn't one day that has gone by that I haven't learned something new.

Looking forward to seeing you in ground school and sharing my life as a pilot with you.

Captain Bob Casian retired..."

Bill Rose  (CFII/ATP Land/Sea)

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.

"... I could never get flying out of my blood..."

Jessica Holland  (CFI Land/Sea)

Jessica wanted to be a pilot after feeling her stomach tickle during the take-off roll on a Boeing 747 when she was 4 years old. Growing up, her dad also took her plane-watching at Logan Airport. Jessica finally got the chance to take the controls for the first time at age 14 in a Grumman Tiger at a Young Eagles event at Boire field in Nashua, New Hampshire. She began learning to fly in college where she studied Aviation Flight Operations and Aeronautical Engineering. During school, Jessica obtained her private, single and multi-engine commercial licenses, instrument rating, and became a flight instructor. Since college she has been working as an engineer on aviation safety systems intended to reduce mid-air and ground collision risk. She also has been flying a Piper Cub and a variety other aircraft.

"My favorite adventures was flying a friend's J-3 Piper Cub to Oshkosh, WI from NH one summer. It took 17.5 flight hours and 14 fuel stops,one way!"

Garrett Miller  (CFII)

I started flying at Hampton when I was 11 years old, flying with George Olson in his Aeronca 7EC Champ. I was the preverbial airport bumm for the next several years. I soloed the C-172, Cub, and Champ on my 16th b-day and took my private pilot checkride on my 17th birthday. Over the next several years I acquired my instrument, commercial, CFI, and CFII. I flew and worked out of Tereboro NJ for 2 years during college, and also did some instructing from KPSM, but my heart still belongs at Hampton where I reside today. Currently I work as a Firefighter/paramedic for the City of Portsmouth and when I'm not there I'm at Hampton.

Amy Smith  (CFIS/AGI)

My first flight is forever etched in my mind. I was 5 years old and my dad took me to Sanford Airport for my first ever airplane ride! The flight cost $10 back then and I was amazed even at that young age how beautiful it was up there! In my 20's I began skydiving. Then I met my husband who is a pilot and licensed aircraft mechanic. He bought me 3 hours of lessons for my birthday, we bought our first airplane together, and the rest is history! :-)

Flying is our way of life and I hope we can share, with you, that passion of taking to the air and going places not many people get to go and take in the Earth's beauty from a new and exciting perspective...

Corbin Smith  (CFII/ATP)

Corbin began flying at an early age with a J-3 cub and Cessna 172. He soloed on his 16th birthday, flying a plane alone before being allowed to drive a car. In August of 2001, he received his privates pilot's license.

Corbin graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Production & Engineering in 2002 and began his own recording studio in Boston. Four years later, he joined the Air Force band of Liberty to be a Live Sound Engineer. Less than four years after that, Corbin realized he missed flying greatly and worked hard for his instrument, Commercial, Multi-Engine, CFI, CFII and ATP.

He now works full time at Wiggins Airways and instructs at Hampton and Portsmouth on the weekends.

Russell Campbell  (CFII/ATP)

At a young age I was introduced to aviation by my father. I grew up in a Suburb of Chicago and attended the Oshkosh airshow every year. Aviation and flying airplanes was ingrained in me from a young age. In the late 90's I decided to go to college and pursue my dreams of being an airline pilot. Luckily my flight instructor had a Pitts Special and Super Decathlon and I was hooked on flying aerobatics.

While attending college at Southern Illinois University I flight instructed full time to build my time so I could fly for a Regional Airline. On Sep 11, 2001 my plans changed. I decided that I wanted to serve my country and earned a pilot slot with the US Air Force. I flew the A-10 Warthog for 12 years while flying combat missions in Afghanistan and many other parts of the world. My last assignment in the A-10 was in the 23 Fighter Group "The Flying Tigers" where I was an Instructor Pilot and I finished up my career as the A-10 East Coast Demo pilot.

My family and I decided that we wanted to grow some roots and move closer to where my wife grew up in Maine. Currently I'm a Major in the NH Air National Guard as a KC-135 Pilot.

Russell "Vifa" Campbell (ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI)

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