New to Flying

Getting Started in Aviation

Are you wanting to become an aviator but are unsure where to start? Explore your flight plan for a career in aviation.

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Aviator Career Program 

What You Need to
Become a Pilot

Minimum 17 years of age for Private Pilot License (PPL)

Minimum 18 years of age for Commercial Pilot License (CPL)

Obtain a 1st or 2nd Class Medical Private Pilot Certificate

Valid US Driver's License

Valid US Passport or
Birth Certificate

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Choosing the Right Flight School

Part of getting started is choosing the right program for you. We know you have a lot of options between a four-year traditional school and multiple flight schools around the country. Sierra Charlie Aviation offers a 12 to 14 month program to get you ready for takeoff. Here are some things to look for when choosing the right school:

  • The type of aircraft used for training
  • Customization of program
  • Pass rates of existing/past students
  • Who are the instructors

Why Sierra Charlie