Sierra Charlie Aviation

Pilot Training Schools 2018-10-10T04:22:57+00:00

Pilot Training Schools

High-quality pilot training schools can make a big difference in helping you develop the skill set necessary to become a pilot. At Sierra Charlie Aviation, an award-winning Cessna Pilot Center, you will train in our state-of-the-art facilities, and we will do everything possible to make your experience both fun and affordable.

Sierra Charlie Aviation, located in Scottsdale, AZ, has been honored with AOPA Flight Training Excellence Awards in 2016 and 2017 as one of the top flight schools in the country.

We provide flight training under the authority of Federal Aviation Regulations (or FAR) Part 61. If you have limited time to devote to flight training, our program enables you to complete your training faster than a FAR Part 141 school, which has a more rigid training structure.

The lesson content and sequence of our program provides students with scheduling flexibility. Students can rearrange the content and sequence of their flying lessons to meet their individual needs, a factor that is important when you have limited available training time.

We provide one of the finest learning experiences for prospective pilots by utilizing the Cessna Flight Training System, a comprehensive flight-training program that produces competent, prepared and confident new pilots about 30% faster than the national average.

Why Choose a Cessna Pilot Center?

A Cessna Pilot Center (CPC) is a flight school that is specially selected by the Cessna Aircraft Company because it represents top-quality, professional flight training and maintains the high standards that have helped Cessna remain successful for over 75 years.

As a CPC, Sierra Charlie Aviation has the best available flight instructors. Owner and Chief Flight Instructor Scott Campbell (CFI, MEI) has been recognized as the Best Flight Instructor in the Southwest Region, 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.

Flight training takes place in our Cessna 172 Skyhawks that are G1000 equipped and coupled with GFC700 autopilot. The Cessna 172 has been in production since the 1950s and is one of the safest general aviation aircraft ever built and a great training aircraft.

Students at Sierra Charlie Aviation learn everything they need to know about flying by following Cessna’s computer-based curriculum, the only integrated flight-training program in existence. Integrated means that both the ground and flight training segments are combined so that learning is faster. It includes all training materials, ground school, and the flight time needed to prepare you for your check ride.

When you’re ready to experience one of the top pilot training schools in the United States, give Sierra Charlie Aviation a call at (480) 474-4115. We love flying and are here to guide you in your journey to earn your wings!