Sierra Charlie Aviation announced the opening of a second flight training center located at Chandler Municipal Airport.

The flight school is bringing a handful of airplanes to start – with plans to add more throughout the summer. The company’s long-term goal is to have continued growth in Chandler by adding airplanes and office space. For now, their office will be located at 2270 S. Airport Blvd., Suite 5.

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Five years ago, Sierra Charlie Aviation started operations as a two-airplane flight school in the East Valley. Today, the flight school is nationally recognized for its award-winning flight training programs. Sierra Charlie also has been recognized by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) for excellence in flight training every year since its opening. AOPA also has named Sierra Charlie the best flight school in the Western Pacific region in 2019.

“We are thrilled Sierra Charlie Aviation chose Chandler Municipal Airport to expand their flight training center,” said Mayor Kevin Hartke. “Their use of the latest technology and state-of-the-art aircraft to educate our future pilots makes a natural fit in our Community of Innovation. We eagerly welcome them to the Chandler Airport community.” 

Sierra Charlie thrives on creating the world’s safest, skilled, and well-rounded Aviators (their call sign with the Federal Aviation Administration is “Aviator”). The school attributes its success to its diverse group of accomplished and passionate instructors, its uniform fleet of new G1000 Cessna Skyhawks, and a top-notch maintenance team keeping the aircraft operating at factory specifications day in and day out. students, this means a more efficient and thorough training process, an unmatched level of aircraft reliability and safety, and the flexibility to complete training on their schedule. The 2020 Cessna Skyhawks are equipped with the Garmin G1000 NXi avionics suite. This next-generation flight deck technology matches the capabilities of modern airliners, allowing students to transition to more complex aircraft with ease.