About Us

Located at Bucyrus airport, Ballou Skies is operated by certified flight instructor Peg Ballou. We can meet you for flight instruction at any nearby airport such as Upper Sandusky, Shelby, Galion, Marion or Mansfield.

N8938S is a Cessna 150, a very popular and economical two seat trainer, called “the plane that taught America to fly.”  Our other option is a low wing Piper Archer N8262H. Both are clean, safe, inspected aircraft with great instrumentation.

Ballou Skies

Women’s Aviation Retreat Center

Providing a SAFE place for women to come, study and experience flight, the Ballou Skies Aviation Retreat Center is our guest house with 3 bedroom, kitchen and laundry facilities. Stay in this quaint farm house and study with Peg and other women coming for instruction.

As of Fall, 2014, we will have a hangar on-site near our grass runway, a labor in progress, for easy access to the planes and study facility.

The FAA written test can be taken in a nearby test centre, and aviation study includes flight into non-towered fields as well as Mansfield (Class D) and Columbus or Toledo (Class C) airspace.  The Ballou Skies flight education program is well rounded with a good understanding of the What- Why– Hows of aeronautical principles, not just a rote performance of inputs.

Peg is also a FAA Safety Team volunteer, EAA member giving Discovery Flights, and Airport Support Network volunteer with AOPA.

As well as professional trade organizations NAFI and SAFE.

Bucyrus is near Mansfield with many medium city activities and shopping outlets, as well as theatres and restaurants. We are near Amish Country and Springfield/Dayton aviation attractions like the Air Force Museum for restful mental breaks from aviation study.

Fun in the Ballou Skies