Sierra Charlie Aviation

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Cessna Flight School

Sierra Charlie Aviation’s flight school in Scottsdale, AZ is designed to give you excellent value and flexibility. When you receive your flight training from our award-winning Cessna Pilot Center (CPC), you are learning from the best!

Sierra Charlie Aviation is a FAR Part 61 flight school. If you have limited time to devote to flight training, our program enables you to complete your training in an accelerated timeframe compared to a FAR Part 141 school with its more rigid training structure.

What is a Cessna Pilot Center?

A Cessna Pilot Center is a specially selected flight school that is associated with the Cessna Aircraft Company and represents top-quality, professional flight training. Each CPC is hand-picked by Cessna to ensure that they maintain the high standards for flight training that have helped Cessna remain successful for over 75 years.

At a CPC like Sierra Charlie Aviation, you learn to fly in less time than other programs while following Cessna’s computer-based curriculum that stresses safety. The Cessna program is the only integrated flight-training program in existence. It includes all training materials, ground school, and flight time needed to prepare you for your check ride.

No prior flight experience is required. We will customize a curriculum and training program to suit your specific needs and time constraints. You will train in our state-of-the-art facilities, and we will do everything possible to make your experience both fun and affordable.

Who is Sierra Charlie Aviation?

Sierra Charlie Aviation is proud to have been selected for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Flight Training Excellence Awards in 2016 and 2017 as one of the top flight schools in the country.

Owner and Senior Flight Instructor, Scott Campbell, was also named as AOPA’s Best Flight Instructor in the Southwest Region in 2017, and Senior Flight Instructor Tom DeYoung was one of three instructors in the region to be recognized as a Distinguished Flight Instructor.

Our growing training fleet includes two brand new Cessna 172 Skyhawks that are G1000 equipped and coupled with GFC700 autopilot. With the G1000 integrated avionics suite, a standard in most general aviation aircraft today, you’ll be able to easily step up into high-performance glass cockpit aircraft while saving money on your initial training.

Our team of Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs) has extensive piloting experience—from corporate, to World War II aircraft demonstration, to bush piloting in Alaska – giving them exceptional ability to teach and a capacity to diversify training based on the individual needs of each student.

Why Learn to Fly in Scottsdale?

Sierra Charlie Aviation is conveniently located at Scottsdale Airport (SDL) at the base of the McDowell Mountains. SDL is an exceptional location for pilot training because:

      • The tower-controlled airport provides a safe and stable learning environment;
      • You enjoy immediate access to a variety of airports and airspace in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe, Glendale, Mesa, Chandler, and surrounding areas;
      • 300+ days of aviation-perfect weather guarantees a consistent training schedule;
      • There is no commercial commuter or airline service, which means less aircraft traffic and more time in the air for you.

When you’re ready to experience a Cessna flight school that is one of the top aviation schools in the U.S., give Sierra Charlie Aviation a call at (480) 474-4115. We love to get new pilots in the air!