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Arizona’s only Platinum Cirrus Training Center! We have a modern fleet of Cirrus aircraft and all are air conditioned and Garmin Perspective avionics equipped.


There is no greater thrill or sense of accomplishment than learning how to fly. The freedom and satisfaction of flying an airplane is something you can achieve with the right training, location, and aircraft.


A Commercial Pilot License permits the holder to be compensated for flying, meaning that the pilot will now be rated to fly for hire. This license opens the door for a career in aviation as a professional pilot.

Flight Instructor Program

Becoming a Certified Flight Instructor is a great option for pilots looking to gain valuable experience. Flight Instructors not only prepare students of all levels for their pilot certificates, but also conduct flight reviews, proficiency checks, and ground training sessions.

Flight Instructor initial examiner fee is approximately $1200. Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI) exam is also required for flight instructor initial rating and is approximately $150. This must be passed in addition to the Flight Instructor Airplane (FIA) written exam. Both the FOI and FIA are required to be completed prior to entering into instructor initial training program and the FIA prior to instructor add on training program. FOI and FIA test prep are not included in CFI, CFII, MEI training programs, however may be added.

Get with an instructor and they can estimate the costs with you!

Instrument Pilot Program

Scottsdale Executive’s instrument program will take any pilot to a level of safety and proficiency greater than that achieved through the private pilot program. Obtaining an instrument rating will make for a better pilot, reduce insurance premiums and is more marketable, as many aviation employers require their pilots to be instrument rated.

A minimum of 40 flight hours under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) are required by the FAA. Most students take advantage of the opportunity to obtain an instrument rating while building time towards their Commercial Pilot License. This rating also requires a FAA Third Class Medical as well as an instrument pilot airplane knowledge and practical exam.

Discovery Flights

Learn How to Fly!

The best introduction to pilot training is to take a Discovery Flight where you’ll get the chance to get your hands on the controls! With the help of an instructor you will get to fly the aircraft which is a great opportunity to get a real feel of what it is like to be a pilot.

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John GibsonPrivate and Instrument Training

Over the past year I have done my private and instrument training in a Cirrus at SEFS. I was so pleased with my private pilot training I did not even consider going somewhere else for my Instrument training. Carl May, Chief Pilot was my primary instructor and Peyton Lindbloom was my instructor when Carl had a conflict. Both of them were excellent instructors and made the journey fun and rewarding. When Carl signed me off for my check ride and written test I knew I was prepared and ready for the challenge. I am retired and always wanted to fly but didn't have the time. Both of my instructors were patient and took the time needed to fully prepare me for the PPL and Instrument rating. Young or old I would recommend that you talk to Carl if you are considering embarking on your aviation goals. I don't think you will go wrong. Thank you to Guy the owner and all his great staff. -John

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Alex BGreat Experience!

I trained at SEFT for my PPL. Although I did most of my training with Tanner Allen, whom was amazing, I also had the opportunity to fly with all of the other instructors at SEFT. All of the instructors are very professional, knowledgeable, and great to fly with. The instructors will work with your schedule and make sure you get all the flights you want. With a plethora of excellently maintained planes, a great maintenance crew, and amazing instructors, I don't believe there is a better place to train or rent an aircraft in the Phoenix area.

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JoeGreat Flight School

I've been training here for the last couple years and I won't go anywhere else. The instructors are top notch and the aircraft are clean and well maintained. Large selection of aircraft to rent too. I don't plan on doing any general aviation flight training anywhere else unless it's at SEFT.

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Christiane ThedaVery Thankful For Excellent Flight Training!

I contacted the Scottsdale Executive Flight Training team from Australia with the request to do a very intense period of flight training in Scottsdale. The team was great - despite the challenges to get lots of hours scheduled in a short time, they made it happen! Thanks to Payton and especially Tony - you were professional, very engaged; thanks for all your good tips and you even came in on weekend days you were supposed to be off! We got it all done - check ride passed! Thanks so much guys! I will be back for more - there is always another rating to get...

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