Chico Flight Training

About Chico Flight Training

“Learning to fly can be one of life’s most rewarding adventures. The freedom of moving in three dimensions is not only fun but can lead to interesting career and travel opportunities. To take advantage of aviation’s rewards, you must make sure you get the good, solid information and aviation training that you’ll need to be a safe, confident pilot in the air. One of the most important steps in that process is finding the right flight school.”

“Without any aviation experience on which to base your decision, selecting a good flight school can be a formidable task. Aviation is procedural and not well suited to impatience. Whether you’re flying an airplane or picking a school, making rash, hurried decisions can have negative consequences. Checklists are an aviation mainstay that ensure all procedures are accomplished and, therefore, make for safe flights. This same procedure can be applied to selecting a good flight school.” 


Use this handy checklist for choosing a good flight school:

  • Determine your aviation goals. Are you learning to fly for fun or do you plan to pursue a career?
  • Compile a list of schools to examine, and request literature from each. Review material from each school and answer the questions outlined here.
  • Once you’ve done your “homework,” visit the final two or three schools that pass the test. Ask questions and get a feel for the personalities of the schools. Ask specific questions and insist on specific answers. Talk to other students and flight instructors.
  • Once you’ve decided on a school, be sure a written agreement outlines the payment procedures.


“Why Choose Chico Flight Training?”

PROGRESSIVE INTEGRATED GROUND & FLIGHT TRAINING – Self-paced ground school curriculum in high-tech training environments; Garmin G1000 & Appareo Vision 1000 equipped Aircraft; Low student to instructor ratio; 10 month schedule for Private, Instrument, Commercial & Multiengine Certificates. Our Professional Pilot Programs are conducted in accordance with FAA 14 CFR Part 141, and applicable CAAC, CAAV, EASA, JCAB, and DGCA Standards.


Professional Pilot Program students rely on our unmatched resources to receive more than just basic instruction. We engage our students in powerful learning experiences that lead to confidence and proficiency while maintaining a standard of excellence. Chico Flight Training classrooms are well furnished and designed to provide a comfortable environment conducive to learning. World-class training is delivered by the most advanced, fully-conformed methods available in the classrooms, aircraft, and flight simulators. Our simulators are equipped with real Garmin G1000 Avionics Components – which operate and function the same as in the aircraft to maximize the learning experience. Additionally, all Non-Native English-speaking students begin instruction at Chico Flight Training with an immersive English as a Second Language (ESL) course, with emphasis on Aviation Language, taught at the American Language & Culture Institute, California State University, Chico.


Chico Flight Training provides one of the best values in the country. The cost of attending may not be as much as you think. Several options are available, such as scholarships, sponsorships, and loans. Contact us today. We can help with financial aid, tuition, and other questions.  LEARN MORE


At Chico Flight Training, we strive to not only provide you with the highest quality training, but to also provide connections and opportunities with industry leaders after your graduation. Contact us today to learn more about what an education from Chico Flight Training can do for you.  LEARN MORE


AIRPORT – Chico Municipal Airport (KCIC) is a Class D airport with control tower, dual parallel runways, and extraordinary training facilities.  LEARN MORE

AIRSPACE / PRACTICE AREAS – 360 degrees of Class D airspace; access to 12 airports within 50 mile radius; access to Class C & B airspace for progressive IFR training.

WEATHER – More VFR flying days than almost anywhere else in the country; runways are aligned with prevailing winds.

LOCAL CULTURE – Chico is home to Cal State University Chico, and a downtown with restaurants, shopping & entertainment; sporting activities; Bidwell Park with woodland trails, a golf course, and observatory.  LEARN MORE

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