Sierra Charlie Aviation

Best Flight Training in Phoenix, AZ 2021-03-17T01:02:17+00:00

Best Flight Training in Phoenix, AZ

The responsibility of becoming a pilot is heady. The rush and thrill of flight is not without risk, so you should seek the best flight training available, like that you’d receive at Sierra Charlie Aviation near Phoenix, AZ.

Our location will figure predominately in your decision. Scottsdale is the number-one location in the world for flight training. If you’re confused as to why, consider the fact that we enjoy clear, sunny skies year-round. Our home is Scottsdale Airport (SDL), a tower-controlled airport, with many practice fields located in the area.

Best Flight Training in Phoenix, AZWe’re also an approved Cessna Pilot Center (CPC), an honor earned through excellence and commitment to quality training. We use the Cessna developed curriculum, which we’re able to do because we’re a Part 61 flight school.

The Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 61 that governs our activities is much less strict than Part 141 guidance. Each regulation part leads to the same checkride standards and the same license, but Part 61 schools can deviate from the FAA curriculum that is mandated for Part 141 training programs.

Students who plan to attend full-time or use GI benefits should attend a Part 141 program, but if you have a job, family, and busy schedule, you can attend Sierra Charlie on a part-time basis. When you can, earn your hours. The more you fly, the faster you reach the goal, but we make it possible for you to become a pilot without punishing your family or employer.

The Private Pilot Certificate and Beyond

With a private pilot’s license, you’ll be able to transport your family, friends, and associates. Without an instrument rating, you will be operating under visual flight rules (VFR). This qualifier demands that you fly only when the skies are clear, allowing you to visually steer clear of dangers.

Private pilots can’t get paid for flying. To do so, you’ll need a commercial pilot’s license, for which we offer a program.

Private pilots are also not allowed to fly when it’s foggy or through clouds. For this, you’ll need an instrument rating, another credential we offer a program to achieve.

As you train for your private pilot certificate, commercial pilot certificate, instrument rating, multi-engine rating, or Certified Flight Instructor I/II rating, you’ll be taught on the ground and in the sky as you prepare for the practical and/or knowledge measurements demanded by the FAA.

The Aircraft We Fly

The fleet housed by Sierra Charlie Aviation is full of beautiful, Technically Advanced, Cessna 172 Skyhawks. Each of these aircraft has G1000 avionics and GFC700 autopilot for training that can be applied in a number of aircraft for valuable and practical training.

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is the #1 produced aircraft in the entire world. It is a safe and predictable machine that works well for training pilots.

If you’re interested in flight training, why not schedule a Discovery Flight?

The Discovery Flight provides an opportunity for you to experience the cockpit without a commitment to a full program.

Learning to fly with Sierra Charlie Aviation is open to all. US citizens will need verification of citizenship, and international students will need TSA-approval.

Are you looking for the best flight training available in and near Phoenix, AZ? Sierra Charlie Aviation welcomes you with versatile planning whether you need customizations to pacing or order. Customize your program today by calling (480) 637-2118 or reaching out online.