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About Us



We Are



We Do

Take Flight Aviation was established in 2020 by Brian and Vonda Benson.

Vonda first became interested in aviation when her husband, Brian, started his flight training in 2017. She went up for a Discovery Flight and from that moment she knew that she loved flying and wanted to help others achieve their aviation goals!

Vonda earned her Certified Flight Instructor rating in May of 2020 and her Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument rating in December of 2020. She earned her Gold Seal in July 2022.  

Brian became a Private Pilot in December of 2020 and an Advanced Ground Instructor in January of 2021.  He helps students prepare for their written tests, oral checkride prep, and supports the business in numerous ways.

Together, we are a dynamic duo,  who has helped numerous students achieve their certificates/ratings/written test completion!

Tim Ponshock will be joining our Flight Instructor team in May 2024! Tim retired after 20 years in the Navy. He is originally from Wausau.  He and his wife, Allegra, moved back to WI fall of 2023 for her doctor position with Mile Bluff - Necedah.  Tim obtained his Advanced Ground Instruction/Instrument Ground Instructor and Commercial Certificate recently.  He will complete his CFI Checkride soon, along with his CFII-I so he can help teach Instrument Students as well.  Tim did his accelerated flight training with us, taking him from an Instrument Rated Pilot to CFII in 4 months.

Our vision is to help people reach their goals! We offer a variety of services that help students wherever they are in their training. We take students from their first flight through their Checkride. If you are looking for an efficient and affordable flight training, you have come to the right place!
A Student's Smile is why we do what we do.


We Do It

While in training, Vonda read multiple stories of students whose training had to be placed on hold, or took longer than expected, or would cost a lot of money. It is a common occurrence for students to loose their instructors in the middle of their training resulting in more time and more money needed to finish training. Vonda was immediately committed to obtain her Flight Instructor rating to become a constant for individuals in their flight training to help them save time AND money! 
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