Learn to Fly a Cessna 172 Near Phoenix, AZ
Are you near Phoenix, AZ? Do you have a love for flying? Do you want to learn to fly on some of the most advanced technology available? At Sierra Charlie Aviation, our Cessna 172 aircraft are just what you need.
Our Cessna Fleet
The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is one of the safest general aviation aircraft in production and is beloved as a training aircraft. Since the 1950s (when the 172 was introduced), more pilots have earned their wings in a 172 than any other aircraft in the world. Our growing training fleet includes six brand new Cessna 172 Skyhawks that are G1000 equipped and coupled with GFC700 autopilot.
Sierra Charlie Aviation is a certified Cessna Pilot Center (CPC) and currently provide flight training under the authority of Federal Aviation Regulations (or FAR) Part 61, which gives students more flexibility than FAR Part 141 training. Lesson content and the sequence of the training program can be modified at the discretion of your instructor. We can also customize your training schedule to fit around your work/school schedule.
As an approved Cessna Pilot Center, 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.
Take A Discovery Flight
If you are interested in learning to fly, then a discovery flight at Sierra Charlie Aviation may be just what you need. It will give you a taste of our flying program and will count as the first step toward earning your pilot’s license should you decide to pursue it.
What is a discovery flight? It is an introductory flight that gives you the opportunity to control an aircraft and experience what it’s like in the pilot’s seat.
One of our FAA-Approved Flight Instructors will take you through a pre-flight briefing and your first flight experience in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk, the world’s safest and most popular general aviation aircraft ever built. You’ll also have an opportunity to meet our staff and tour the Sierra Charlie Aviation flight school.
The “mini lesson” will help to give you an idea of the qualities of a typical flight lesson. You will be taught about the plane and the instruments and then you will be able to briefly handle the controls of the aircraft from taxi to takeoff—if, of course, you are comfortable doing so. Then, you’ll give control of the aircraft back over to the flight instructor for landing.
No matter the time of year, all discovery flights provide stunning views of the Arizona landscape from above. Don’t forget to bring a camera!
If you are in or near Phoenix, AZ and you want to learn to fly, then you owe it to yourself to check out the Cessna 172s at Sierra Charlie Aviation. Feel free to call us anytime at (480) 474-4115.