Sierra Charlie Aviation

Aviation Academy in Scottsdale, AZ 2018-06-07T09:46:29+00:00

Aviation Academy in Scottsdale, AZ

Are you looking for an aviation academy in Scottsdale, AZ that offers a flexible flight training program which can be customized to fit your work/school schedule, learning style, budget and objectives? Consider Sierra Charlie Aviation!

Sierra Charlie Aviation is a certified Cessna Pilot Center (CPC), a specially selected FAR Part 61 flight school that represents top-quality, professional flight training, and has been honored with AOPA Flight Training Excellence Awards in 2016 and 2017 as one of the top flight schools in the country.

As an approved Cessna Pilot Center, one of a limited number of Cessna Aircraft Company-approved flight schools, we incorporate the Cessna-approved computer-based curriculum to teach students the most up-to-date concepts and cover each task that will be tested by an FAA examiner.

Our training fleet includes brand new Cessna 172 Skyhawks that are G1000 equipped and coupled with GFC700 autopilot. Your glass cockpit training will be transferable to every glass cockpit aircraft, from a Cirrus SR-22, to a TBM, to a Citation Mustang.

Experienced Flight Instructors

Owner and Chief Flight Instructor Scott Campbell (CFI, MEI) has been recognized as the Best Flight Instructor in the Southwest Region, a title given to the top scoring flight instructor from AOPA’s 2017 Flight Training Experience Survey.  He is the only instructor in the Southwest to earn this recognition. 

Senior Flight Instructor Tom DeYoung (CFI, CFII) has also been recognized by AOPA as a Distinguished Flight Instructor, one of only three such instructors in the Southwest.

Meet the Sierra Charlie Aviation team. It comprises passionate and highly experienced Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs) who have trained everyone from Sport Pilots to Flight Instructors, and recreational flyers to airline pilots.

FAR Part 61 Flexibility

Sierra Charlie Aviation takes a unique approach to help students acquire their Private Pilot License in the least amount of time. We currently provide flight training under the authority of Federal Aviation Regulations (or FAR) Part 61. This is a simpler and more flexible program than its FAR Part 141 counterpart and enables you to complete your training faster. 

The structure of our FAR Part 61 pilot training system provides for a great amount of customization. Lesson content and the sequence of the training program can be modified as needed. Training can also be scheduled according to what works best for you, an important factor when you have limited available training time.

Part 61 programs can also be a big advantage for people who have already logged flight hours as those hours may be credited toward the requirements of the program you are pursuing.

No matter your ultimate goal – recreational flying or a career in aviation – it all starts with obtaining your Private Pilot License. 

Become a pilot by giving Sierra Charlie Aviation a call at (480) 474-4115. Our aviation academy in Scottsdale, AZ will have you flying in no time!