If you've ever spent hours gazing skyward at passing airplanes, wishing you could grab the controls, Blue Skies is a place that can help out. Blue Skies Flying Service and Blue Skies Pilot Shop, located within the Lake in the Hills Airport complex, offers flying lessons for those aged 15 and older. The school has a half dozen flight instructors, according to Blue Skies employee Stan Serwitz. It opened in 1955 and is located in a building topped with an orange windsock. Blue Skies features six aircraft in its fleet. Its shop carries apparel such as flight jackets for toddlers and useful pilot-oriented goods, including logs and headsets.