Sierra Charlie Aviation

Top Flight Schools 2018-12-31T07:02:38+00:00

Top Flight Schools

As you evaluate the top flight schools in the nation, we encourage you to place Sierra Charlie Aviation in Scottsdale, AZ at the top of your list! We currently provide FAR Part 61 pilot training, which offers greater flexibility than FAR Part 141 training and enables students to earn a private pilot’s license in as little as 40 days or an instrument rating in as little as 14 days.

Sierra Charlie Aviation is conveniently based out of the Scottsdale Airport (SDL). Not only does this tower-controlled airport with an 8,249-foot runway provide quick and safe access to local practice areas and nearby airports, but our students appreciate our 300+ days of aviation-perfect weather every year!

Highest Quality Training: Sierra Charlie Aviation’s 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, 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 in 2018.

Unparalleled Curriculum: 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.

The program includes all training materials, ground school, and the flight time needed to prepare you for your check ride. It can be adapted to suit your learning style and pace, and your training can be scheduled based on what works best for you.

Utilizing the Airman Certification Standards issued by the FAA, the King School’s syllabus, and a wide range of first-hand experience, we ensure that each student is ready for a real-world flying experience.

If you are already a licensed pilot, we offer extended and recurring training programs and instrument flight training.

Top-Notch Aircraft: Our growing training fleet includes three Cessna 172 Skyhawks, one round gauge and two that are G1000 equipped and coupled with GFC700 autopilot. Additionally, the fleet includes a Cirrus SR22T, a high-performance aircraft that is equipped with Garmin Perspective Avionics, GFC700 Autopilot, and air conditioning.

Great Value: At Sierra Charlie Aviation, we provide group ground school on a quarterly basis to help you save on the cost of training. It is an 8-week program with classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. You can pay as you go for pilot training or purchase a package of your first six lessons/flights at a discounted rate. Financing is available to qualified students, and there are a number of companies and organizations that offer aviation loans and flight training scholarships.

If you are looking for the best aviation school near Glendale, AZ for top-quality, professional flight training at an affordable price, we can help. Call us today at (480) 474-4115 to get started!