Welcome to 5500 Feet.

I’m Joel Severinghaus, a Certificated Flight Instructor based in Des Moines, Iowa. I’m sorry to report that as of November 2013 I’m no longer offering Sport Pilot flight instruction. Our Light Sport Airplane flying club at the Ankeny, Iowa airport, Clear Skies Flying Club, is no longer accepting student pilots for primary flight instruction for insurance reasons, and I’ve started other full-time work.

If you’re looking for Sport Pilot instruction in central Iowa, please feel free to contact me for referrals to other instructors and flight schools.