Southwest Arizona Pilot Schools
Pursue your interest in learning to fly at Sierra Charlie Aviation – one of the top pilot schools in Southwest Arizona. Our mission is to help people who have dream of flying realize their potential to become pilots.
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.
Why Choose a Cessna Pilot Center?
As an approved Cessna Pilot Center (CPC), Sierra Charlie Aviation provides one of the finest learning experiences for prospective pilots. Students are able to take advantage of Cessna’s 75 years of experience in training most of the world’s pilots to fly.
- Learn to fly with highly trained, professional flight instructors in less time than other flight training programs.
- Follow the Cessna-approved computer-based curriculum which stresses safety.
- Learn the most up-to-date concepts in state-of-the-art training facilities.
- Train in new Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft that have strict maintenance requirements.
- Cover each task that will be tested by an FAA examiner.
- Enjoy exceptional customer services and aviation insurance to protect you throughout your training.
The Sierra Charlie Aviation flight training team is composed of highly experienced Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs) who have trained everyone from Sport Pilots to Flight Instructors and recreational flyers to airline pilots. Our students enjoy flying with pilots who have handled every situation one could possibly encounter in the air.
Our high-caliber flight training program has been honored with AOPA Flight Training Experience Survey Awards for the past several years. Survey participants include everyone from new students to experienced pilots earning advanced ratings or taking a flight review.
Out of 954 schools and 1,849 instructors reviewed in 2018, Sierra Charlie scored among the top 4% of flight schools in the country, and owner and Senior Flight Instructor Scott Campbell (CFI, MEI) and Senior Flight Instructor Tom DeYoung (CFI CFII) scored in the top 1% of AOPA’s Distinguished Flight Schools and Instructors.
Sierra Charlie Aviation welcomes students from across the U.S., Canada and abroad. When you are looking for the best aviation schools in the nation, just let us know your goals, and we’ll create a program to meet your needs.
Start with a Discovery Flight
If you are new to aviation, get started with a Discovery Flight. This is essentially a standalone lesson and will give you first-hand experience in the pilot’s seat. It also counts toward the minimum requirements for your license.
One of our highly qualified FAA Approved Flight Instructors will discuss how the aircraft works and take you through a pre-flight briefing. Then we’ll take off and give you a chance to take over control of the aircraft.
As you evaluate pilot schools in Southwest Arizona, consider Sierra Charlie Aviation in Scottsdale. Call us today at (480) 474-4115 to start earning your wings!