Choosing a Flight School


Selecting the right flight school is an extremely important decision on your journey toward a successful career as a pilot. Not all schools are equal, and this holds especially true for flight training institutions. The school you choose profoundly influences your ability to succeed in aviation. As you embark on your research to identify the ideal school for your aspirations, consider these crucial factors: Accreditation, Quality of Instruction, Aircraft Fleet, Location and Weather, Training Costs, Payment Options, and, perhaps most significantly, the firsthand experiences of current students.


Type and number of training aircraft? We only fly modern and new aircraft with a training fleet consisting of 65+ Cessna C-172SP, Piper Senecas, Diamond DA-42, plus a Decathlon 8KCAB for upset recovery safety training. Aircraft are equipped with the latest in navigation equipment with all glass cockpits, which allows easier transition to larger and jet aircraft for the student when hired as a professional pilot.

Cessna C 172
G1000 Glass cockpit
Piper PA 34
G500 Glass cockpit
American Champion 8KCAB
Acrobatic Aircraft
Diamond DA 42
G1000 Glass cockpit


The Redbird is a high-quality, feature-rich motion flight simulator which provides technologically advanced flight training in a safe and secure environment. It offers a unique training experience for students. It includes wrap-around visuals, a fully enclosed cockpit, reconfigurable construction, and a motion platform.

FMX Redbird Full Motion AATD
TD2 RedBird Table Top Simulator


Shopping for a Flight School? Let PEA Help Guide You!

Published by Aleksandra Miladinovic | Feb 01, 2023

There comes a time in everyone’s life where they may begin to question what career path they are destined for, or if their current path is the best for them: did this newsletter find its way into the hands of somebody who fits this description, or are you simply trying to find a flight school that best suits you because you have a pilot dream waiting to take off? Phoenix East Aviation has successfully trained thousands of pilots over more than 50 years, and there is no sign of slowing down in sight.