Pathway to becoming a Commercial Aviator
Fly for fun. The weekend flyer.
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.
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.
It’s not as complicated as one may think.
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.
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.
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.
The benefits of flying at PFT
Our students come from many different backgrounds – from high school students to working professionals.
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.