Flight Training in Charleston

Learning to fly and obtaining your pilot license is a dream for many people.

Let’s get started on that dream today!

Runways and Radios

Runways and Radios One of the biggest fears that new pilots have is talking on the radio.  I did the vast majority of my flight training at Mt. Pleasant Airport- LRO now but previously 8S5, or East Cooper Airport, a small aerodrome with an FBO and single CTAF, so I...

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Flying To Nowhere Redux part 3

Flying To Nowhere Redux Part 3 My next leg on this slightly windy winter day was a turn north to Hampton-Varnville (3J0), and I decided to forego the bumps and climb above the scattered clouds where the air was smooth. This trip would be just under 23 miles so I still...

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Flying To Nowhere Redux Part 2

I had figured that the short hop to Ridgeland Airport  (3J1) could be done at 2000 feet. That turned out to be a choppy altitude and as I bounced around, I eyed the scattered clouds just above me. I figured 3000 would put me just over those puffs and into the glassy...

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Begin Your Flight Training in Charleston Today!

Flight Training in Charleston

Achieve the dream in less time and at reduced cost, using 21st century technology and our professional flight instructors.

Flying isn’t difficult – it’s just different, and different is fixed through repetition. We learn everything through repetition, and that includes flying an airplane. Unfortunately, airplanes are terrible classrooms – it’s a noisy and anxious environment with so much to learn. An airplane is also a relatively expensive classroom. At Charleston Flight School, we think that is a needless expense.

Instead of an airplane, Charleston Flight School will teach you in a full-motion simulator what you need to transfer to the airplane. Our syllabus was created by us to take full advantage of the strengths of a simulator. You get the repetition in the sim until each task is second-nature, then you go out to the airplane to do the same thing.

You learn it in the sim, you fly it in the airplane – it’s that simple. This reduces the (expensive) time in the airplane. No one can tell you how long it will take you to learn to fly, since everyone learns at a different rate, but we are confident that it will take you less time here, because the simulator will get you prepared much more quickly.

We offer the only flight training in Charleston with a full-motion simulator that is owned and operated by a Certified Flight Instructor and with an all-CFI staff. Our professional instructors can help you achieve your dream of being a pilot- come by and see us!