Aviator Program

Aviator Program 2022-05-24T16:52:36+00:00

AVIATOR PROGRAM

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PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

Sierra Charlie’s Aviator Program was developed to support the aviation industry and provide those interested in aviation careers with the high-quality training needed to become a world-class pilot. Our fully customizable curriculum and team of seasoned flight instructors will prepare you to soar into any aviation career, regardless of whether you want to fly for the airlines, emergency medical services, charters, or cargo carriers. Here is a few requirements you must meet to enroll in the Aviator Program:

  • Minimum 17 years of age for Private Pilot License (PPL) and minimum 18 years of age for Commercial Pilot License (CPL) 
  • Obtain a 1st or 2nd Class Medical
  • Valid US Drivers License
  • Valid US Passport or Birth Certificate

PROGRAM OUTLINE 

Foundational rating (Private Pilot License): 4 months 

Intermediate rating (Instrument Rating): 4 months 

Professional rating (Commercial, CFI, CFII): 4 months 

TOTAL TIME INVESTMENT: ~12 months 

2022-23 PROGRAM START DATES 

June 7, 2022 *few spots remaining*

August 16, 2022 *few spots remaining*

October 25, 2022 

January 3, 2023 

PROGRAM BENEFITS

FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

We understand that every student is different. As a Part 61 school, we have the flexibility to tailor our curriculum to meet each student’s unique training needs. This approach allows our instructors to respond to different learning abilities, needs, and interests.

SMALL CLASSES AND MORE INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT FROM SENIOR INSTRUCTORS

Students have access to a team of seasoned aviation veterans who come from diverse backgrounds including military, aerospace engineering, air traffic control, airlines, and charter operations.

CROSS-FUNCTIONAL TRAINING GROUNDS

We have 8 airports, and a number of military bases and specialized airspaces within a 30-minute radius of our Scottsdale headquarters. This environment provides excellent, real-world training grounds where students can practice a number of critical maneuvers that will help build the solid foundation required to feel prepared for any flight scenario.

NEVER MISS A DAY OF FLYING

With an average of 355 beautiful flying days per year, a growing fleet of Cessna 172s, and an in-house maintenance team, students won’t have to miss a day of flying because of bad weather or maintenance issues.

UNIQUE TERRAIN

Pilots can go from sub-sea level desert terrain to over 12,000ft mountain ranges in under an hour. We are also a short flight to California where many students can get actual instrument time along the rugged, foggy coastline.

YOU’LL BE PART OF THE FAMILY

Sierra Charlie flight instructors and students are a tight- knit family. We pride ourselves on creating a supportive community of aviation enthusiasts. Our students can regularly be found studying together and spending time connecting outside of the program.

Financing Available

Students enrolled in the Aviator Program who need tuition or financial assistance will now have access to an innovative new financing option to pay for their courses, thanks to our partnership with the Meritize platform.

The new financing option will help Aviators finance their careers in Aviator Program. As thousands of commercial aviators are nearing retirement, the demand for pilots is greater than ever before. A recent Boeing study estimated the need for 612,000 new pilots worldwide over the course of the next 20 years.

Unlike traditional lenders that rely solely on FICO scores, and other financial records to determine whether to lend to an individual. the Meritize platform considers the full depth of an individual’s academic or military achievements to enhance credit evaluation and potentially improve loan options. 

Because the new financing option considers previous academic or military experiences, merit-based financing may provide a significant source of financial and credit assistance for students who are self-financing their tuition.

Learn More About Financing
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Sierra Charlie Aviation does not endorse a particular lender, nor is it affiliated with Meritize Financial, Inc. (“Meritize”) or the Meritize Platform.

Meritize Lending, LLC, NMLS ID 1661035 (NMLS Consumer Access https://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/)

Meritize Financial, Inc. NMLS ID 1986399 (NMLS Consumer Access https://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/)

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**For residents of SC, loan is made by Meritize Financial, Inc.