Pilot Training

Pilot Training 2019-10-25T18:51:03+00:00


Open up a world of freedom and adventure by starting (or continuing) your career at one of the top-rated flight schools in the Southwestern U.S.!


Sierra Charlie Aviation is a certified Cessna Pilot Center (CPC) and currently provides flight training under the authority of Federal Aviation Regulations (or FAR) Part 61. Learning to fly with us requires no previous flight experience.

Whether you are interested in a Private Pilot License, Commercial Pilot License, Certified Flight Instructor (CFI / CFII) certification, or an instrument rating (IFR), we can help you achieve your dreams.

Our program provides one of the finest learning experiences for prospective pilots thanks to the Cessna Flight Training System, a comprehensive, proven flight-training program that stresses safety and produces competent, prepared and confident new pilots about 30% faster than the national average. It includes all training materials, ground school, and the flight time needed to prepare you for your check ride.

You will train in our state-of-the-art facilities, fly in our fleet of Cessna 172 Skyhawks, the world’s leading flight training aircraft, and we will do everything possible to make your experience both fun and affordable while we teach you to be a knowledgeable, confident pilot who can safely navigate the skies!


We will customize a curriculum and training program to suit your specific needs and time constraints. If you’re eager to earn your certificates and ratings as quickly as possible, we offer accelerated training programs. If your availability is limited, we offer exceptional flexibility and will help you train at a pace that works for you.


Our team of passionate Certified Flight Instructors has extensive piloting experience—from bush piloting in Alaska, to corporate, to World War II aircraft demonstration – which gives them an exceptional ability to teach and to diversify training based on your unique needs.

Sierra Charlie Aviation owner and Chief Flight Instructor, Scott Campbell (CFI, MEI) has been named as AOPA’s Best Flight Instructor in the Southwest Region, and Assistant Chief Pilot Tom DeYoung (CFI, CFII) is one of three instructors in the region to be recognized as a Distinguished Flight Instructor.


Sierra Charlie Aviation is committed to flight training excellence by bringing you the best instructors and the latest in technology.

We offer students training time in our Redbird FMX Full-Motion Flight Simulator, an FAA approved Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD). The fully enclosed cockpit, comprehensive flight controls, and wrap-around visuals provide a realistic training environment where you can build competencies before you get into the air, maintain instrument currency, and keep your skills sharp.

By combining conventional training with our Redbird FMX Flight Simulator, our students can achieve their goals faster and for less money.


Scottsdale, Arizona is the #1 location in the world for flight training and offers more than 300 days of aviation-perfect weather every year. This means you will enjoy plenty of training time at Sierra Charlie Aviation.

Why not get started today?!