Why CHS Flight School?

We have more flight instructors, airplanes, and simulators than any other flight school in the area so availability is never an issue.

Why CHS Flight School?

We have more flight instructors, airplanes, and simulators than any other flight school in the area so availability is never an issue.

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Our syllabus was designed to make full use of our flight sims, allowing you to save money and get done more quickly.

Pay As You Go!

no recurring monthly fees.

We Make Pilots!

We have more successful checkrides than any other flight school around.

Flight Training in Charleston

Achieve the dream in less time and at reduced cost, using 21st century technology and our professional flight instructors.

Flying isn’t difficult – it’s just different, and different is fixed through repetition. We learn everything through repetition, and that includes flying an airplane. Unfortunately, airplanes are terrible classrooms – it’s a noisy and anxious environment with so much to learn. An airplane is also a relatively expensive classroom. At CHS Flight School, we think that is a needless expense.

Instead of an airplane, CHS Flight School will teach you in a full-motion simulator what you need to transfer to the airplane. Our syllabus was created by us to take full advantage of the strengths of a simulator. You get the repetition in the sim until each task is second-nature, then you go out to the airplane to do the same thing.

You learn it in the sim, you fly it in the airplane – it’s that simple. This reduces the (expensive) time in the airplane. No one can tell you how long it will take you to learn to fly, since everyone learns at a different rate, but we are confident that it will take you less time here, because the simulator will get you prepared much more quickly.

We are the original flight school that integrated a full-motion simulator with primary flight training. Our professional instructors can help you achieve your dream of being a pilot- come by and see us!

The team at CHS is truly amazing. They are personable, professional and very experienced instructors. If you have been dragging your feet trying to get your instrument rating, give them a call. It’s been the most rewarding flying done yet in my 15 years and 1,000+ flight hours.

-Michael Bullock, December 2019

No matter what your goal is, CHS Flight School has a program for you.

From Private Pilot to CFI, we have the instructors, airplanes, simulators, and experience, from first flight to an aviation career. Here are your steps:


Everybody starts here. This is where you learn the basic skills you need to fly an airplane, whether just locally for fun, for business, or vacation trips with the family. Our syllabus coupled with our simulators has proven to be an industry-changing method for generating more new pilots than anyone else in the area. With more planes, simulators and instructors than any other flight school in the state, there is virtually no down-time in your training process.


Having your Instrument rating will increase your flying time by allowing you to ignore a lot of the weather that would otherwise ground you. If you plan on flying for a living, it’s a must-have, but even if you don’t, the new skills you learn make you a more precise aviator, and you can do it in half the flight time with our syllabus and simulators.


Want to fly as a career? Your Commercial rating is your next step. Here is where you will display your mastery of systems, regulations, and advanced maneuvers. You will need to accrue 250 flight hours before you are eligible but there is not as much time dedicated to training as there is to just going out and flying, which is the whole reason you started this anyhow.

Certified Flight Instructor (CFI):

Once you have your Commercial rating, you still have a lot of flying to do to get your Air Transport Pilot rating (ATP), so most people become Flight Instructors. You will learn to fly from the right seat and even more advanced maneuvers, but the biggest part will be to share your joy of flying with a new crop of pilots.

No matter what your aviation goals are, CHS Flight School can get you there, and we can do more quickly and less expensively than any other flight school in the state. Come by and let us show you how we can get you in the sky!

5900 Core Ave. Suite 102,
N. Charleston SC 29406
(843) 478-4334
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