Sierra Charlie Aviation

Learn to Fly in Arizona 2018-10-26T11:28:05+00:00

Learn to Fly in Arizona

Learn to fly at Sierra Charlie Aviation in Scottsdale, Arizona. Whether your goal is to learn recreational flying or to develop skills for a commercial flying career, we will get you into the air!

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. 

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.

Pilot training courses at Sierra Charlie Aviation are available to US citizens and international students. We assist international students in visa matters, applying for TSA clearance, finding suitable accommodations, and more. We also offer finance options to help students manage the cost of flight training.

Flexible Curriculum

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.

Highly Qualified Instructors

Sierra Charlie Aviation’s Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs) have extensive piloting experience—from corporate, to World War II aircraft demonstration, to bush piloting in Alaska – which makes them superb teachers and enables them to diversify training based on the individual needs of our students.

Owner and Chief Flight Instructor Scott Campbell (CFI, MEI) has been recognized by AOPA as the Best Flight Instructor in the Southwest Region, a title given to the top scoring flight instructor from their Flight Training Experience Survey.  He is the only instructor in the Southwest to earn this recognition. 

Additionally, Senior Flight Instructor Tom DeYoung (CFI, CFII) was one of three instructors in the region to be recognized as a Distinguished Flight Instructor.

Great Training Airport and 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. This affords Sierra Charlie Aviation students quick and safe access to local practice areas and nearby airports. We have some of the finest flying weather in the world and enjoy more than 300 clear, sunny days each year.

Learn to fly at Sierra Charlie Aviation in Arizona to fulfill your dream of piloting an airplane. Getting started is as easy as scheduling a Discovery Flight, which will give you first-hand experience in the pilot’s seat. Call us today at (480) 474-4115 for more information.