Advanced Pilot Training
Already have a Private Pilot License and looking for more? Sierra Charlie Aviation in Scottsdale, AZ, offers advanced pilot training courses that can open the door to a variety of career opportunities, such as corporate pilot, flight instructor, cargo pilot, airline pilot and more.
Sierra Charlie Aviation is located at Scottsdale Airport (SDL), a tower-controlled airport with an 8,249-foot runway at the base of the McDowell Mountains. Scottsdale is the #1 location in the world for flight training and offers more than 300 days of aviation-perfect weather every year.
We are a certified Cessna Pilot Center (CPC) and currently provide flight training under the authority of Federal Aviation Regulations (or FAR) Part 61. Our training program allows students to rearrange the content and sequence of their flying lessons to meet their needs. If your availability is limited, Sierra Charlie Aviation’s program offers excellent flexibility.
With your Private Pilot License in hand, you will be able to fly any single-engine, piston driven aircraft anywhere in the US. You can fly day or night in any conditions acceptable to Visual Flight Rules (VFR; minimum of 3 miles of visibility). You can fly with friends and family or on personal business without compensation (although expenses like fuel, oil and rental charges may be shared).
Already a Pilot?
Consider attaining your instrument rating. It will enable you to fly into a greater variety of weather conditions, such as through clouds, fog, rain and areas of low visibility, and refine your ability to use the flight instruments and fully utilize the National Airspace System.
Due to the high density of surrounding airports with instrument approaches, Sierra Charlie Aviation offers the perfect location to get the most out of instrument training flights. Our aircraft are equipped with the Garmin G1000 Avionics and GFC700 Autopilot which enables us to shoot coupled approaches during training.
Utilizing the Airman Certification Standards issued by the FAA, the King School’s syllabus, and a wide range of first-hand experience, we ensure that each testable item is covered and that each student is ready for a real-world flying experience.
An Award-Winning Training Team
Sierra Charlie Aviation was honored with AOPA Flight Training Excellence Awards in 2016 and 2017 as one of the top flight schools in the country.
Owner and Chief Flight Instructor, Scott Campbell (CFI, MEI), was named as AOPA’s Best Flight Instructor in the Southwest Region, and Senior Flight Instructor Tom DeYoung (CFI CFII) was one of three instructors in the region to be recognized as a Distinguished Flight Instructor.
Our team has extensive piloting experience—from corporate, to World War II aircraft demonstration, to bush piloting in Alaska – giving them an exceptional ability to teach and to diversify training based on your needs.
Advanced pilot training at Sierra Charlie Aviation opens the door to flying a wide variety of aircraft to thousands of airports around the world. If being a safe, confident pilot is your goal, call us today at (480) 474-4115 to get started!