Sierra Charlie Aviation, one of America’s premier, award-winning flight schools, has ordered a new, high fidelity ALSIM AL172 simulator. The simulator is an exact replica of Sierra Charlie’s fleet of brand-new Cessna 172 Skyhawk SPs, which will provide a safe, consistent, state-of-the-art training experience for the school’s rapidly growing student base.
Our goal is to provide the highest quality flight training in the country. Part of our commitment to students includes offering the best training aircraft and aviation technology available. The new AL172 will support us in that mission and is a fantastic addition to our rapidly growing program.
Founder and President
With locations in Scottsdale and Chandler, Sierra Charlie Aviation boasts a growing fleet of 16 new Cessnas and a team of 35 highly experienced flight instructors. Sierra Charlie was recently honored for the 2nd time running as AOPA’s Best Flight School in the Western Region and is quickly rising to become one of the best flight schools in the country. Scott Campbell, Sierra Charlie Founder and President says: “Our goal is to provide the highest quality flight training in the country. Part of our commitment to students includes offering the best training aircraft and aviation technology available. The new AL172 will support us in that mission and is a fantastic addition to our rapidly growing program.”
The AL172 is built to FAA FTD Level 5 level standards and already certified as an Advanced Aviation Training Device or AATD. It is Sierra Charlie’s first ALSIM product. Dr Scott Firsing of ALSIM’s North America office adds: “We’ve been following Scott and his team for many years since their inception. It’s been amazing to see the numerous awards and glaring positive testimonials that appear year after year. We are excited to now also officially be a part of this growth! Being an extra replica of Scott’s main training aircraft, with a real Garmin G1000 NXI and GFC700, the ALSIM AL172 is the perfect fit for their operations.”
Sierra Charlie joins a growing number of ALSIM AL172 customers around America including Kent State University, Paragon Flight Training, and Cirrus Aviation, amongst others.
About Sierra Charlie Aviation
Sierra Charlie has grown to become a national award-winning flight school over the last few short years, our knowledge of the aviation business is deeply rooted in years of experience. Our training fleet is comprised of factory-new, Cessna 172 Skyhawks that are G1000 and GFC 700 equipped. The Cessna 172 Training is very easily transferred to a Cessna 182 Skylane, a Cessna 206 Stationair, and the Cessna TTx. The glass cockpit training you will receive with Sierra Charlie Aviation allows for a positive transfer of learning to every glass cockpit aircraft, from a Cirrus SR-22, to a TBM, to a Citation Mustang.
Further, with aviation technology transferring trust into the G1000 and GFC 700’s capabilities, you can put faith in training in a relevant aircraft and preparing yourself for a future of flying. Also, our Cessna Skyhawks burn fuel at an average of 8.5 gallons per hour, a fuel burn ratio far lower than that of a Cirrus, for example, which ultimately saves you money that can be spent on valuable training time.
Our instructors are experienced veterans and have spent many years in the cockpit. They strive for you to feel safe and confident both while you’re learning, and beyond your training. The factory new Cessna aircraft you will be training in keep your training efficient and safe; and with on average, our students at Sierra Charlie Aviation finish in less time than the national average, giving you the financial advantage.
For more information about Sierra Charlie Aviation, please visit: www.sierracharlieaviation.com