Sierra Charlie Aviation

Learn to Fly Arcadia, AZ 2019-07-06T21:37:45+00:00

Learn to Fly Arcadia, AZ

Living in Arcadia, AZ and yearning to learn to fly? Consider Sierra Charlie Aviation where you will learn to fly with highly trained, professional flight instructors in less time than other programs.

Sierra Charlie Aviation is proud to be a Cessna Pilot Center (CPC). We offer top-quality flight training in new Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft and provide one of the finest learning experiences for prospective pilots.

Our location at Scottsdale Airport (SDL) is ideal for students in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe, Glendale, Mesa, Chandler, and surrounding areas. We also welcome students from across the U.S., Canada and from abroad.

SDL is a tower-controlled airport with an 8,249-foot runway and provides Sierra Charlie Aviation students with quick and safe access to local practice areas and nearby airports.

FAR Part 61 Flight Training

Sierra Charlie Aviation currently provides flight training under the authority of Federal Aviation Regulations (or FAR) Part 61. Our training program is simpler than a FAR Part 141 program.

Federal regulations require certain subjects to be taught, but Part 61 programs allow students to rearrange the content and sequence of their flying lessons to meet their individual goals.

If you plan to fly for enjoyment with your friends and family and are only available for training on a part-time basis, our Part 61 flight school can offer you excellent flexibility.

What Will You Learn During Flight Training?

Students need a thorough base of knowledge to be successful pilots.

In ground school, you will learn about weather, aerodynamics, aircraft systems, flight planning, and federal regulations. Sierra Charlie Aviation provides group ground school quarterly to help you save on the cost of training. Our 8-week program offers classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

You are also required to log at least 40 hours of flight time, including at least 20 hours of flight training from an authorized instructor and 10 hours of solo flight training. This includes takeoffs and landings, night flight training, and cross-country flight training.

In addition to normal takeoffs, students learn how to perform crosswind takeoffs, soft field takeoffs and short field takeoffs. In terms of landings, students learn how to land on soft, grass fields and on short runways. Not only is this helpful in an emergency, it provides the training you need to fly into and out of different types of airfields.

Your instructor will have you practice performance maneuvers like steep turns – a 360-degree turn at a steep bank angle – to get a feel for the capabilities of the plane and its handling characteristics. You will also practice stalls and stall recovery procedures so you will know how to recover properly if you inadvertently stall the aircraft during flight.

There’s a lot more to learn in flight training, and these are just a few of the basic steps. If you live in Arcadia, AZ and want to learn to fly, Sierra Charlie Aviation will teach you to be a safe, knowledgeable, confident pilot who can successfully navigate the skies! Call us today at (480) 474-4115 to learn more.