Sierra Charlie Aviation

Top Flight Schools in the USA 2018-12-14T13:44:12+00:00

Top Flight Schools in the USA

Sierra Charlie Aviation welcomes students from across the U.S., Canada and abroad. When you are looking for the top flight schools in the USA, just let us know your goals, and we’ll create a program to meet your needs.

Sierra Charlie Aviation is a certified Cessna Pilot Center (CPC), a specially selected flight school that represents top-quality, professional flight training, and operates under FAA 14 CFR Part 61 rules. Training the safest pilots and most competent pilots is our only concern.

We are conveniently located at Scottsdale Airport (SDL), a tower-controlled airport. It 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. The central location provides Sierra Charlie Aviation students with a great training environment.

We use the Cessna Flight Training System in our training programs and maintain the standards that have made Cessna successful for more than 75 years – state-of-the-art training facilities and Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft that are stringently maintained. This comprehensive, proven flight-training program produces competent, prepared and confident new pilots about 30% faster than the national average.

High-Quality Training Aircraft

Sierra Charlie Aviation’s growing training fleet includes three Cessna 172 Skyhawks, one round gauge and two that are G1000 equipped and coupled with GFC700 autopilot. The fleet also includes a Cirrus SR22T, a high-performance aircraft that is equipped with Garmin Perspective Avionics, GFC700 Autopilot, and air conditioning.

Cessna’s 172 Skyhawk has been in production since the 1950s and is one of the safest general aviation aircraft ever built and a great training aircraft. The 172 makes learning to fly easier, primarily because it has lower takeoff and landing speeds and is very forgiving. It’s also a fuel efficient and cost-effective aircraft. Students who learn to fly in a 172 can transfer their knowledge to any other aircraft on Cessna’s production line.

Highly Experienced 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 – that gives them an exceptional ability to teach and a capacity to diversify training based on the individual needs of our students. Our students enjoy flying with pilots who have handled every situation they could possibly encounter in the air.

In 2018, Sierra Charlie scored in the top 4% of 954 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 1,849 instructors nationwide, earning AOPA Flight Training Experience Awards as Distinguished Flight Schools and Instructors.

If you are eager to become a private pilot and interested in accelerated training, Sierra Charlie Aviation offers one of the top flight schools in the USA. As a Cessna Pilot Center, our program is value-driven and designed to get you in the air faster. Call us today at (480) 474-4115 to get started!