What our customers say.
Before I met Scott Campbell, I listened to my boyfriend's stories about learning to fly, but I didn't share his fascination with it. Scott was his instructor and after obtaining his pilot's license, I was encouraged to try a discovery flight. WOW, did it ever change my perspective! I explained my trepidation to Scott before we started, because I knew next to nothing about flying. He reassured me that I could do it and that he could control the airplane no matter what I might do. He patiently explained every step to me beforehand, and he even let me do most of the actual takeoff and flying! He gave me the confidence to even try a power-on stall - what a rush! Scott has a true passion for flying and it is evident in his teaching style. He truly wants you to succeed. It was because of my discovery flight with Scott that I started ground school training. Sierra Charlie Aviation is the only flight instruction school I will use to obtain my pilot's license.
What our customers say.
I first attended Ground School taught by Scott himself, the CEO of Sierra Charlie Aviation. His teaching style was very easy, and focused on emergency operations and the need for safety. When flying with Scott we rarely had a flight that didn’t involve some sort of emergency training, a very important focus to me personally. I soloed in 11 hours and completed my private pilot in just 45 hours. Scott and his crew focused on safety all the while keeping my budget in mind. Every training flight was planned out and with purpose. The aircraft at Sierra Charlie aviation are top notch, equipped with the latest in GA technology. I can’t wait to start my Instrument training with Sierra Charlie Aviation!
What our customers say.
Checked out all flight school options and Sierra Charlie was no doubt the best flight school in the area. The brand new cessnas are by far the best aircraft ive had the opportunity to fly. The staff are educated and well equipped for both ground and air. I would absolutely recommend this place.
At Sierra Charlie Aviation, flight training is our primary focus with experienced instructors and individualized training.

Although Sierra Charlie Aviation is new to Scottsdale Airport, our knowledge of the aviation business is deeply rooted in years of experience. Our training fleet is comprised of two, factory-new, Cessna 172 Skyhawks that are G1000 and GFC 700 equipped. The Cessna 172 Training is very easily transferred to a Cessna 182 Skylane, a Cessna 206 Stationair, and the Cessna TTx. The glass cockpit training you will receive with Sierra Charlie Aviation allows for a positive transfer of learning to every glass cockpit aircraft, from a Cirrus SR-22, to a TBM, to a Citation Mustang. Further, with aviation technology transferring trust into the G1000 and GFC 700’s capabilities, you can put faith in training in a relevant aircraft and preparing yourself for a future of flying. Also, our Cessna Skyhawks burn fuel at an average of 8.5 gallons per hour, a fuel burn ratio far lower than that of a Cirrus, for example, which ultimately saves you money that can be spent on valuable training time. Our instructors are experienced veterans and have spent many years in the cockpit. They strive for you to feel safe and confident both while you’re learning, and beyond your training. The factory new Cessna aircraft you will be training in keep your training efficient and safe; and with on average, our students at Sierra Charlie Aviation finish in less time than the national average, giving you the financial advantage.

Our training facility is located in beautiful Scottsdale, AZ

About Sierra Charlie Aviation

Flying is one of the greatest thrills known to mankind; at Sierra Charlie Aviation we will put you in the pilot’s seat. Our training facility is located in beautiful Scottsdale, AZ. Flight training is our primary focus, and our Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs), have extensive piloting experience—from corporate, to World War II aircraft demonstration, to flying the great expanse of the Alaskan Bush – that lends greatly not only to their ability to instruct, but also to their capacity to diversify training based on the individual needs of our students. Our growing fleet includes two brand new Cessna 172 Skyhawks that are G1000 equipped and coupled with GFC700 autopilot; they are the perfect training aircraft. Further, they are identical, which allow the student to focus on training instead of the differences between different aircraft in our fleet. Our primary focus is for our students to feel assured in their ability, safe in the air, and at the end instruction, head in to their checkride with confidence in their flying. Call Sierra Charlie Aviation and schedule a discovery flight today!