ACE Basin Aviation

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South Carolina Tailwheel Flight School


Todd Givens ACE Basin Aviation Owner Chief pilot CFI

ACE Basin Aviation | Todd Givens | Owner, CFI

We Love Taildraggers…

We are the premier South Carolina tailwheel flight school.

Piper Cub, Super Cub, Luscombe, Cessna 120, 140, 170, 180,

Champs, Citabria, Scout, Decathlon, Taylorcraft,

Experimentals, Highlander, SuperSTOL,

Stearman, or Cessna 195.

You name it!

We fly taildraggers all year long!

Tailwheels, grass strips, radial engines, open cockpits and, Stick & Rudder…

ACE Basin Aviation offers exactly this!

Come on out and fly with us. You will have fun!

Flight Training

We can provide training in most tailwheel aircraft for any pilot and non-pilot.

Our Instructors

Todd is ACE Basin Aviation Owner, Chief Pilot and CFI.

He is a very experienced, calm and an expert tailwheel pilot!

Our Airplanes

We have a Luscombe 8E, Cessna 120, Cessna 170B, Boeing Stearman PT-17 and a Cessna 195 available for you to train.

We can also teach in your airplane too!


Our rates are very competitive and you will get a whole different experience when you fly with us.

Ferry Pilot and Transition Training Services

If want to purchase a tailwheel airplane and desire guidance, thorough training and meet your insurance requirement, we can definitely help you with this matter.

We'd love to hear from you!

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