Private Pilot’s License
If you are eager to obtain your private pilot’s license, Sierra Charlie Aviation’s Cessna-certified flight training program in Scottsdale, AZ, is an excellent value and can be completely customized to meet your needs.
Sierra Charlie Aviation is a certified Cessna Pilot Center (CPC), a specially selected FAR Part 61 flight school that represents top-quality, professional flight training, and has been honored with AOPA Flight Training Excellence Awards in 2016 and 2017 as one of the top flight schools in the country.
As an approved Cessna Pilot Center, one of a limited number of Cessna Aircraft Company-approved flight schools, Sierra Charlie Aviation incorporates the Cessna-approved computer-based curriculum to teach students the most up-to-date concepts and that we cover each task that will be tested by an FAA examiner.
Our training fleet includes brand new Cessna 172 Skyhawks that are G1000 equipped and coupled with GFC700 autopilot. Your glass cockpit training will be transferable to every glass cockpit aircraft, from a Cirrus SR-22, to a TBM, to a Citation Mustang.
Our location at Scottsdale Airport (SDL), where we enjoy 300 days per year of aviation-perfect weather, enables you to fly more often and complete your flight training faster. The tower-controlled airport 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.
What Can You Do with a Pilot’s License?
With your Private Pilot License in hand, you can take to the skies with family, friends or business associates in a single-engine, piston driven airplane in the U.S., day or night, under visual flight rules (VFR).
Under VFR, the weather must be good enough to allow you to visually navigate the aircraft and maintain separation from obstacles and other aircraft.
You can fly with friends and family or on personal business without compensation (although expenses like fuel, oil and rental charges may be shared).
If you want to fly for hire, an Instrument Rating is the next step after the private pilot certificate. Instrument pilots learn to control the aircraft solely by referring to the aircraft’s instruments. With an instrument rating you will be able to fly in a greater variety of weather conditions, such as through clouds, fog, rain and areas of low visibility.
Other certificates and ratings will open the door to a variety of career opportunities, such as corporate jet pilot, airline pilot, cargo pilot, military pilot, agricultural pilot, bush pilot, flight instructor, and even astronaut.
We encourage you to choose Sierra Charlie Aviation’s exceptional flight training program to earn your private pilot’s license and take advantage of experienced instructors who have flown everything from Piper Cubs to Cessna Citations. Call us today at (480) 474-4115 to find out more about our program.