Flight Training Arizona
If you live in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe, Glendale, Mesa, or Chandler, Arizona, or the surrounding areas, flight training at Sierra Charlie Aviation offers maximum convenience and will prepare you to fly for pleasure, business, or an aviation career.
Sierra Charlie Aviation is a certified Cessna Pilot Center (CPC), a specially selected flight school that represents top-quality, professional flight training. Only a limited number of flight schools achieve approval as Cessna Pilot Centers from the Cessna Aircraft Company, the world leader in General Aviation.
We operate under FAA 14 CFR Part 61 rules. Our program is simpler than a FAR Part 141 program. It is ideal for students who are not available for full-time flight training or need a more customizable program to help them reach their goals.
Great Training Airport and Exceptional Weather
Scottsdale is located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, which is bordered to the west by Phoenix and to the east by the McDowell Mountains, and Sierra Charlie Aviation is conveniently located at Scottsdale Airport (SDL), where we enjoy more than 300 days per year of aviation-perfect weather.
SDL is a tower-controlled airport with an 8,249-foot runway. It has no commercial commuter or airline service and is one of the nation’s premier corporate jet facilities, recording approximately 150,000 takeoffs and landings each year. This location provides Sierra Charlie Aviation students with quick and safe access to local practice areas and nearby airports.
Award-Winning Flight Training Program
Sierra Charlie Aviation is a certified Cessna Pilot Center (CPC), a specially selected flight school that represents top-quality, professional flight training. Our high caliber pilot 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.
We utilize 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.
Our Certificated Flight Instructors (CFIs) have a wide range of piloting experience—from corporate, to World War II aircraft demonstration, to Alaska bush piloting – which gives them an exceptional ability to teach and to diversify your training based on your individual needs.
Owner and Chief Flight Instructor Scott Campbell (CFI, MEI) has been recognized by AOPA as the Best Flight Instructor in the Southwest Region, while Senior Flight Instructor Tom DeYoung (CFI, CFII) is one of only three instructors in the region to be recognized as a Distinguished Flight Instructor.
When you’re ready for flight training at one of the top aviation schools in Arizona, get in touch with Sierra Charlie Aviation at (480) 474-4115. Fulfilling your dreams in the sky is our mission!