Executive Pilot Training in Scottsdale, AZ
If you are interested in a career in business aviation as an executive pilot, the first step is to get your private pilot license. Sierra Charlie Aviation in Scottsdale, AZ, offers high caliber, professional pilot training that will help you accomplish your goals.
Sierra Charlie Aviation is a certified Cessna Pilot Center, a designation achieved by a limited number of flight schools. Cessna has been the world leader in General Aviation for more than 75 years, and more pilots get their wings at Cessna Pilot Centers than at any other flight school.
Student pilots enjoy top-quality flight training in our program which operates under the authority of Federal Aviation Regulations (or FAR) Part 61, providing students with greater flexibility than FAR Part 141 training.
Honored by AOPA in 2016 and 2017 as one of the top flight schools in the country, Sierra Charlie Aviation’s owner and Senior Flight Instructor, Scott Campbell, was also named as AOPA’s Best Flight Instructor in the Southwest Region, and Senior Flight Instructor Tom DeYoung was one of three instructors in the region to be recognized as a Distinguished Flight Instructor.
Sierra Charlie Aviation’s pilot training is designed to give you the best value. We can also design an accelerated course for you to complete your certificate more quickly. We welcome students from across the U.S., Canada and abroad. Just let us know your goals, and we’ll create a program to meet your needs.
How to Choose a Pilot Training School
Whether you’re learning to fly for pleasure or as a career, the school and instructors you choose will play an important role in your training.
Here are a few suggestions for finding flight training in Scottsdale that will meet your objectives.
- Visit schools to discuss their training programs and the syllabus they use.
- Talk to the flight instructors about their training and experience.
- Look for a Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI). (Click here to meet the Sierra Charlie Aviation team.)
- Ensure that the instrument instructor has an instrument instructor rating (CFII).
- Ask other students about their experiences at the flight school.
- Take a discovery flight to get acquainted with the instructor.
- Look for an instructor who demands perfection and is safe, organized, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about your training.
Be sure to consider the flight instructor’s personality. You’ll spend a lot of time in a small cockpit with this person, so you’ll want to be compatible. If you have a laid-back personality, an instructor with a drill sergeant approach will most likely be a poor match for you.
Requirements for Private Jet Pilots
Becoming an executive pilot offers you a chance to fly to exciting destinations in aircraft owned by businesses. If you are interested in flying for hire, an Instrument Rating is the next step beyond the Private Pilot Certificate.
Sierra Charlie Aviation offers the perfect location to get the most out of instrument training due to the high density of local airports around us with instrument approaches. Our aircraft are also equipped with the Garmin G1000 Avionics and GFC700 Autopilot, allowing us to shoot coupled approaches during training.
Attaining your instrument rating will not only allow you to fly into a wider variety of conditions, but will also refine your ability to use the flight instruments and fully utilize the National Airspace System.
Pilot training at Sierra Charlie Aviation in Scottsdale, AZ will get you ready for real-world flying experience, whether you intend to fly for pleasure with family and friends or enjoy a career as an executive pilot. Call us today at (480) 474-4115 to get started!