Sierra Charlie Aviation

Nearest Flight School to Scottsdale, AZ 2019-03-03T19:32:05+00:00

Nearest Flight School to Scottsdale, AZ

Looking for the nearest flight school? Sierra Charlie Aviation is conveniently based out of the Scottsdale, AZ airport. Our location 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.

Sierra Charlie Aviation currently provides pilot training under the authority of Federal Aviation Regulations (or FAR) Part 61, which provides students with greater flexibility than FAR Part 141 training.

Proud to be an approved Cessna Pilot Center (CPC), we offer top-quality, professional flight training in new Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft and provide one of the finest learning experiences for prospective pilots.

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 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.

About Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale, Arizona is located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert which is bordered to the west by Phoenix and to the east by the McDowell Mountains.

We enjoy some of the finest flying weather in the world with more than 300 days of clear, sunny, aviation-perfect weather every year. Year-round good weather means more flying for students and faster completion of training.

Scottsdale Airport (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.

Due to the high density of surrounding airports with instrument approaches, Sierra Charlie Aviation is also the perfect location to attain your instrument rating. Our aircraft are equipped with the Garmin G1000 Avionics and GFC700 Autopilot which enables us to shoot coupled approaches during training.

About Private Pilot 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 will also 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 will include takeoffs and landings to a full stop at an airport, night flight training, and cross-country flight training.

You will learn to be a safe, knowledgeable, confident pilot who can successfully navigate the skies. We love flying and are here to guide you in your journey to earn your wings!

Sierra Charlie Aviation thrives on your success. As one of the nearest flight schools to Scottsdale, AZ, we can provide you with convenience, flexibility, and the best flight instruction at the best price. Call us today at (480) 474-4115 to learn more.