Flight Lessons in Scottsdale, Arizona
Whether your goal is to learn recreational flying or to develop skills for an aviation career, flight lessons at Sierra Charlie aviation in Scottsdale, Arizona will help you succeed. They also make an unforgettable gift!
Sierra Charlie Aviation is conveniently located at Scottsdale Airport (SDL), where we enjoy 300 days per year of aviation-perfect weather. We are a certified Cessna Pilot Center (CPC), a specially selected flight school that represents top-quality, professional flight training.
Become a Private Pilot
Sierra Charlie Aviation’s high caliber flight training program has been rewarded by The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the world’s largest aviation association, with awards in 2016 and 2017 as one of the top flight schools in the country.
Owner and Chief Flight Instructor Scott Campbell (CFI, MEI) has been recognized by AOPA as the Best Flight Instructor in the Southwest Region (the only instructor in the Southwest to earn this recognition), and Senior Flight Instructor Tom DeYoung (CFI, CFII) is one of three instructors in the region to be recognized as a Distinguished Flight Instructor. Meet the Sierra Charlie team.
As a certified Cessna Pilot Center, Sierra Charlie Aviation utilizes the Airman Certification Standards issued by the FAA, the King School’s syllabus, and a wide range of first-hand experience to ensure that each testable item is covered and that every student is ready for a real-world flying experience.
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. The program can be adapted to suit your learning style and pace, and your training can be scheduled based on what works best for you.
Flight lessons at Sierra Charlie Aviation are available to US citizens as well as to international students. We assist international students in applying for TSA clearance, finding suitable accommodation, and more. We also offer finance options to help students manage the cost of flight training.
Give the Gift of Flying Lessons!
Has someone you know been daydreaming about learning to fly? A Discovery Flight or flight lessons from Sierra Charlie Aviation will treat them to the biggest adventure of their life.
An inexpensive Discovery Flight in the Cessna 172 Skyhawk makes a great gift. Your recipient will fly with an instructor at his or her side for a one-hour introductory lesson. In a preflight briefing they will discuss what will happen on the flight and learn about the aircraft, instruments, navigation systems, and safety.
After the instructor handles take-off, your loved one can sit in the pilot’s seat, learn how to fly straight and level, turn, climb, and descend (the basics of flying a plane), and enjoy a short flight over scenic Scottsdale until it’s time for the instructor to land the plane. Purchase a Discovery Flight online for only $149.99!
Sierra Charlie Aviation can also customize one-on-one flight lessons and teach your recipient the solid skills he or she will need to become a safe and confident private pilot. We offer several levels of gift certificates for flight training.
Take flight lessons at Sierra Charlie Aviation in Scottsdale, Arizona to fulfill your personal dream of flying, or give the gift of flight to someone you know. Contact us at (480) 474-4115 to get started!