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Here at Vista Air Inc. we offer training starting from your Private Pilots License all the way up to Commercial rating and everything in between. We are located at Whiteman Airport in the east valley and have been in business for 35 plus years. Here at Vista we are firm believers that the sky is your playground. Come start your lessons today!

With online scheduling via Schedule Pointe, training in or renting an aircraft from us is available to you from any computer and most mobile devices. Schedule Pointe can also track your flight hours BFR's and aircraft check outs for Vista Air. Please click the image above or this link to access Schedule Pointe.

Vista Air is also a CATS, Computer Assisted Testing Service location. We are a FAA- approved testing service provider authorized to conduct high-stakes examinations for the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Visit faa.psiexams.com to schedule your exam today.

The Sky is your Playground

Vista Air, Come learn to fly! The sky is your playground.

No matter your ultimate goal, recreational flying or a career in aviation, it all begins with obtaining your private pilot license.  Being able to include the word pilot on your resume separates you from the crowd. It’s an accomplishment that has practical value and says something about who you are. And what it says is all positive. From there your options are almost limitless.  Other certificates available are commercial, flight instructor, and airline transport.  There are also various ratings: instrument and multi-engine.

What certificates and ratings you choose provide different career opportunities.  Have you thought of all these:  Airline pilot, Agricultural pilot, Air Traffic pilot, Corporate Jet pilot, Air Taxi pilot, Military pilot, Helicopter pilot, Airship pilot (yes, one of our students went on to be the first woman pilot of the Goodyear Blimp), Bush pilot, Cargo pilot, or even an Astronaut. Other career options could be in airport operations or services such as Law Enforcement, Sky Marshal, Airport Management, A & P Mechanic, Flight Dispatcher, Air Traffic Controller, Flight Navigator, Aerospace Engineer, Flight Engineer, and Parachute rigger, Accident Investigator or FAA Examiner.

Why Become a Flight Instructor?

Let’s talk more about one of our personal favorites – CF I & CF II. Demand is high and your experience and dedication can benefit the industry. By teaching others, you become a pro yourself. You will impact the safety and proficiency of those you train, but you also keep the aviation community growing.

After earning your Private Pilot certificate there are only 3 more steps to become a primary flight instructor: Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot certificate and then your Flight Instructor certificate itself. There is no minimum training requirement for the Flight Instructor certificate, but will probably take you 15-20 hours of flight time plus about 40 hours of ground instruction.

You say you love flying? How about getting paid to do it! There is nothing better than flying for free. You will meet a diversified group of people that love flying as you do, and at the same time build your hours as pilot in command. The hours you train can apply towards your currency hours. Many times, you can have flexible hours, receive tax deductions on supplies and all are part of your training expenses. It is a huge Win – Win!

Your initial certificate will allow you to train Private and Commercial Pilot applicants all the way to receiving their certificates. What a feeling of accomplishment for you both! You can continue and receive you CF II, and train Instrument Pilot applicants.

Take the opportunity to fulfill a dream and get paid well to do it!

Now that you know what you can do and why you should fly with us, let’s get started…