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Career Pilot

Pathway to becoming a Commercial Aviator

Recreational Pilot

Fly for fun.  The weekend flyer.

Pilot Programs

Even though each certificate/rating curriculum is very structured, every student requires a personalized approach. 


A Private Pilot Certificate is the first step to becoming a pilot. The certificate provides the foundational knowledge and skills for all future aircraft pilot training.


Learn the fundamental steps for flying in adverse weather conditions. 


Learn to master the airplane and achieve the necessary rating to fly for hire.

Flight Instructor

Teaching is the highest form of understanding.  Help shape the next generation of pilots.  At the same time, build your flight time towards your career pilot goal.  

Ways to Get Started

It’s not as complicated as one may think.

Flight Simulator Experience

Experience the view from the cockpit before ever leaving the ground. With a worldwide terrain database to support the 200°visuals, you can land at Chicago O’Hare, JFK, Denver International or any location of your choosing.

Discovery Flight

Experience what it will be like when you start your training with a 30-minute flight.  Go up with a Certified Flight Instructor and have the opportunity to learn about the controls and fly the aircraft.

Financing Options

Flight Training Finance’s (FTF) programs are designed for part-time fixed-wing private pilot or instrument training. Under certain circumstances, FTF can also accommodate advanced, rotorcraft, and sport pilot training.


Learn what to expect in flight training.  A Certified Flight Instructor will explain the curriculums, show you around the flight school, walk you through our aircraft, meet some students and have all of your questions answered.  Learn about medical requirements, pilot certificate requirements and how your training will be conducted with each lesson. 


You’re ready to start.  You and your instructor will complete your student folder documentation, set up your IACRA and Flight Circle profile, review aircraft and airport safety and schedule out your lessons.

The Aircraft

With 13 aircraft in the fleet, our students have choices and flexibility.

Designed specifically for training. A high tech manufactured and most economical aircraft for beginner students.

Traditional trainers where most commercial pilots today got their start.  Most produced aircraft in history with 44,000+ being produced since 1956.

The Piper PA-28 series has been produced since 1960 with a proven and effective design for both cross country flying and the training environment.

An entry level twin that meets the multi-engine requirements for commercial pilots.

By the Numbers

The benefits of flying at PFT

Tower & Ground Control
Miles from Downtown Winston - Salem
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Student Opinions

Our students come from many different backgrounds – from high school students to working professionals.

Our School Will Remain Open With Enhanced Health Precautions and Procedures

Piedmont Flight Training takes concerns about COVID-19 very seriously. Our number one priority is the safety of all students and staff. We have been proactive in educating our students and staff in reference to healthy protective measures and will expend every effort to continue to do our part in the protection of public health and follow appropriate guidance as necessary from the CDC and NC government authorities.

Critical Infrastructure Sectors
There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof. Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21): Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience advances a national policy to strengthen and maintain secure, functioning and resilient critical infrastructure. This directive supersedes Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7.
Aviation is Part of Our Critical Infrastructure Sectors
Aviation includes aircraft, air traffic control systems, and about 19,700 airports, heliports and landing strips. Approximately 500 provide commercial aviation services at civil and joint-use military airports, heliports, and sea plane bases.  In addition, the aviation mode includes commercial and recreational aircraft (manned and unmanned) and a wide-variety of support services, such as aircraft repair stations, fueling facilities, navigation aids, and flight schools. Source Link