We are Mesa’s only full-service Fixed-Base Operator, providing a wide variety of General Aviation fixed-wing services. This allows us to keep some of the very best aircraft without breaking the bank. Very few non-collegiate/ academy flight schools are fully FAA-Approved under Part 141 to bring you the training options we have. We enjoy helping people from all backgrounds achieve various goals in flying - from Private Pilot flying for pleasure and travel, to Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor to start a new career.
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We try to make enrollment as simple as possible, whenever you are ready to start. TSA requires either proof of US citizenship or registration and background checks. After getting your info into our online schedule and web-based training system, the progress-based courses can be done according to a variable schedule. You typically have one primary instructor but can fly with any of them.
All instructors are FAA-certificated Flight Instructors with Commercial or Airline Transport pilot certificates, most have additional ratings and decades of flight experience. We also hire instructors we’ve trained. The Chief Instructor has written and certified many courses with FAA over the years, and is a former Designated Pilot Examiner.
Aircraft and instruction go by hourly rates, tracking in tenths of hours. Please see our posted rates when you visit in person or at our website.
While many flight instructors are working toward airline-hiring minimums, we keep a balanced experience level within our staff for the benefit of all, including making better professionals regardless of where their path leads.
Virtually all kinds, and all levels of goals. It takes some work and dedication, but aviation has something for everyone interested. There are some minimum ages for younger folks to consider.
Within a month we had a younger adult finish Private Pilot on the way to a career, a doctor switching careers had his first solo, and another who almost lost hope starting and stopping many places over 30+ years found us and is now a pilot.
An introductory flight is offered by most for a modest fee, and allows you to take the school and one of their instructors for a “test drive”. We pride ourselves on not worrying about market gimmicks and just focusing on answering your questions before, during, and after a short local flight to see how big a smile we can get.
While having a good financial plan to cover your training goals is important, there must also be time each week equivalent to taking 1-2 college-level classes. The material is actually not that hard, just worth the effort. Each school has its own curriculum and style, often geared toward different customer goals. Finding the right fit is important. Since flight training involves an in-depth process of learning many new things, be careful about guarantees of time and money - we are happy to discuss all the factors.