· FAA-approved training program

· Initial checkout

· FAA check ride for S-211 rating

· CFI’s are former fighter instructors

· Formation flying


SIAI-Marchetti S-211

The S-211 is a turbofan-powered military trainer aircraft designed and originally marketed by SIAI-Marchetti.

More info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIAI-Marchetti_S.211

MISSION: Give pilots an uncommon aviation training experience

in an uncommonly capable and fun airplane.


Victory Aviation offers jet training familiarization flights, unusual attitude recoveries, full S-211 rating (and Examiner check ride), and a formation syllabus.


We are based in Texas, but will be flying out of Appleton and/or Fond Du Lac during AirVenture 2018. We can customize the flying to any pilot’s personal goals…jet familiarization/unusual attitudes, initial checkout sorties, even a full checkout and FAA S-211 rating.  Jet formation training too.


Training time slots are limited, so sign up now!  For AirVenture we are discounting our 30-min training familiarization flight to $975.  A standard 60-min Syllabus Sortie from the full check-out program is discounted to $1950.   For operations from our Texas base after Oshkosh, normal rates will start at $2500/hr (30-min minimum), with significant discounts for multiple flights and block time.


For more information and scheduling,

contact Chris Koelzer at mobile 817.676.4403, or chris@vicaviation.com

CFI Chris Koelzer





Victory Aviation’s primary S-211 instructor is Chris Koelzer, a former F/A-18 instructor in the Marine Corps.   In addition to 2800 hours in F/A-18s, he has FAA Airline Transport Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor ratings, and is qualified in single/multi-engine piston aircraft, single-engine seaplanes, taildraggers, and sailplanes.  He also flies the company’s North American T-6/SNJ for the “T-6 Victory” business training course, helping teams create uncommon value by first building uncommon trust.

The FAA recently approved Victory Aviation Company LLC to conduct flight training in their two Italian-made Marchetti S-211 jet aircraft.  FAA regulations tightly restrict the commercial use of former military aircraft such as the S-211 in civilian operations, and this approval is the result of an extensive FAA review that granted Victory Aviation Company LLC a Letter of Deviation Authority (LODA) for S-211 flight training, to include initial check-out and formation flying.


Victory Aviation’s training focuses on safety and skills that offer uncommon value to any pilot, in any aircraft—part-time or professional.  In the Marchetti S-211, pilots will improve their stick-and-rudder skills, decision making, risk management, and more—while controlling a high-performance military jet!   All without the expense and challenges of sole ownership.


This program is founded upon tactical jet instructor experience, blending proven military training programs with General Aviation and FAA operational best practices.    Training includes: aircraft systems, cockpit familiarization, normal procedures, emergencies, operating limitations, FAA considerations, aerobatics, unusual attitude recoveries, instrument procedures, and risk management.  Optionally, you can complete a check-ride with the FAA Examiner, to receive an S-211 Experimental Aircraft Authorization on your pilot’s license.  After initial training, you can progress to the formation syllabus, and even military-style mission scenarios.


Victory Aviation’s two aircraft are single-engine jet trainers manufactured in Italy in the mid-1980’s, and formerly in service with the Royal Singapore Air Force.  The S-211 uses a proven Pratt & Whitney JT-15D engine (also in Cessna Citations), and mostly American avionics.   One Victory Aviation aircraft has original military avionics, and one has been modified with the Garmin G3X and GTN750.   You can fly both!