We know that every new student walks through our door with their own aviation aspirations, background, and scheduling availability. Some of our students attend school or work full-time jobs and fly on their days off, while others fly in from other states in order to achieve their certifications quickly in our perfect Arizona flying weather. Likewise, a portion of our students just want to achieve their private pilot license to enjoy local fly-ins or take their families on vacation; others are striving to make aviation their career, whether that be flying a charter jet for a part 135 company or serving as a captain for a legacy airline.
One of the things we love most about aviation and convey to our customers is the general aviation community, which is traditional, small and tight-knit. Classic Air even keeps up the old tradition of cutting off a student’s shirt-tail after they solo for the first time, a ritual signifying that they have metaphorically left the nest. (This happens at as little as 10-15 hours of flight time.) Our instructors include retired college professors, retired military officers, airline pilots, and charter and cargo pilots, plus some new flight instructors who are building time to go to into the airlines or other areas of aviation. So we’re tight-knit, but diverse. We hope you’ll join us.