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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 professional pilot programs.

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 complete professional pilot training 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...

Sterling Flight Training maintains an incredible operation, a variety of airplanes, and professional staff. They are second to none in preparing students to become skilled pilots ready to take on the skies.


Sterling was the best choice I could have made when starting my flight training. They have worked with me every step of the way. I now have my pilot’s license and I have the team at Sterling to thank!

Private Pilot

I just completed my first solo flight! A big thank you to everyone at Sterling Flight Training who helped me get this far – this has been amazing. Now I’m ready for my cross-country solo – let’s 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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