About Us

Our primary mission is to grow General Aviation by providing high-quality ground and flight training that is second to none. If we can help your community succeed with a partnership at your airport, give us a call. We can help!

IFT Currently Operates:

  • 1 – Piper Cherokee 140 – IFR w/Garmin GNS-430W & ADSB
  • 1 – Piper Warrior II – IFR w/Garmin GNS-430W & ADSB
  • 1 – Piper Archer II – IFR w/Garmin GNS-430W & ADSB
  • 1 – Piper Arrow – IFR w/Garmin GNS-430W & ADSB

IFT services include:

  • Flight Training
  • Flight Reviews & Aircraft Checkouts
  • Aircraft Rental (renter’s insurance required)
  • Ground School Classes
  • Pilot Supply Store
  • Pilot Service
  • Consulting / Public Speaking

Here is a short summary of aviation accomplishments by IFT founder Tim Busch.
– Began flying in 1980.
– Began teaching in 1997.
– Awarded the Iowa Department of Transportation’s 2005 Most Involved in Aviation Award.
– Awarded the Civil Air Patrol’s 2010 Frank G. Brewer Lifetime Achievement Award for Aerospace Education in the North Central Region..
– Awarded the 2022 Iowa Public Airport Association Award.
– Earned Master Certified Flight Instructor designation.
– FAA Safety Counselor / FAAST Team Member
– Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Life Member
   – Frequent speaker at EAA Airventure forums. 
– Antique Aircraft Association (AAA) Life Member
– SAFE Life Member (Society of Aviation & Flight Educators)
– NAFI Member (National Association of Flight Instructors)
– IAPG Board Member & Former President 2006-2012 (Iowa Aviation Promotion Group)


Meet Our Instructors

Cedar Rapids Instructors

  • Tim Busch – Tim AT IowaFlightTraining DOT com
  • Jim Mosel – Jim AT IowaFlightTraining DOT com
  • Mark Rinehart – Mark AT IowaFlightTraining DOT com
  • Vince Schons – Vince AT IowaFlightTraining DOT com (Waverly Airport)
  • Cheyenne Matthews – Cheyenne AT IowaFlightTraining DOT com
  • Peter Brue – Peter AT IowaFlightTraining DOT com