Training Programs

Getting Started with Sterling Flight Training

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If you are considering flight training, we invite you to come visit us and see what we have to offer. We are open daily, and our administrative staff are onsite to answer questions and give tours. 

We offer courses for individual pilot certificates and ratings, as well as a flat-fee tuition career pilot program with up to 100% financing available.

If you are not sure where to begin, we encourage you to visit our facility or schedule a Discovery Flight with us to experience flying first-hand, alongside one of our instructors.

Whatever your experience level, we strive to make you feel comfortable. From day one you will experience the friendly and family-like atmosphere of Sterling Flight Training. Our instructors work with each student individually to create a training path that fits their needs and long-term goals. We succeed when you succeed, and all of us have a vested interest in your success.

Sterling Flight Training is authorized to conduct flight training under Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) part 61 and part 141 for the following courses:

  1. Private Pilot Certificate
  2. Instrument Rating
  3. Commercial Pilot Certificate
  4. Certified Flight Instructor
  5. Multi-Engine Rating
  6. Certified Flight Instructor
  7. CFI Instrument
  8. Multi-Engine Instructor

All flight training courses are offered on a standalone basis and include the requisite ground training segments. You can also combine courses to create a custom training package or for the best value, enroll in our flat-fee tuition career pilot program.

The most cost-effective approach to your pilot training is to determine your overall aviation goals and then formulate a plan of action before flight training begins. Since we do not collect any fees before services have been rendered, this approach can potentially result in substantial savings, regardless of the path you choose to take.

In addition to our financing partners and university-affiliated programs, we are approved for financing benefits by the Florida Veterans Affairs office. The VA will reimburse flight training students up to 60% of their flight and ground training costs for all courses, with the exception of the Private Pilot Certificate. Once the Private Pilot Certificate has been earned, VA benefits will apply.

What Sterling Students Say...

Excellent flight training experience & highly recommended!!! I was promptly assigned a flight instructor that matched my experience and learning style. CFII Chris Clement worked with me from day 1 on my weaknesses and shored them up with professional training. Stalls…Ugh! His relaxed approach quickly put my nerves at ease allowing me to accomplish my goal of earning my ASEL PPL.


I came to Sterling from a Northern state to finish my Private Pilot License. They were very accommodating to my needs and the facility there is incredible. The planes are kept in pristine condition and I truly enjoy flying there. The communication was great throughout the entire process. They helped me make an easy transition to a new airplane and new area.

Private Pilot

Sterling is a fantastic flight school with some of the best instructors available today. They also have made serious investments in new aircraft, so if you want to train in 2020 Archer TX with G1000 txi glass, this is the only place to go.


Ready to Soar?

Ready to be a Professional Pilot? Want to experience our Redbird FMX Simulator, or join our ranks via your university’s aviation program? Let’s get you in the air.

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