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We Have Changed Our Name!

You may have noticed that we have changed our name from Charleston Flight School to CHS Flight School. It was pointed out that we may be confused with another flight school with a similar name and we really didn't want that. We are easily the largest and busiest...

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Calculating Your Weight & Balance

We are so used to loading everything up into the SUV and driving off without a thought that it can surprise us that we can't do the same thing in an airplane, but it's true- airplanes are weight restricted and those restrictions are ignored at your great peril.And...

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Kirk Bray, Distinguished CFI

  We are screamingly proud of our own Kirk Bray, who the AOPA recognized as a Distinguished CFI for 2018. Kirk has been one of the mainstays of our group for several years now and has earned a solid reputation as one of the best CFIs in this part of the country....

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Time Is Money

Running late for your flight lesson? it might be worth a few dollars to call your instructor and let him know. Sometimes there is no way around being late because stuff happens- a wreck on the road, lost car keys, an unscheduled train- but people who are chronically...

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CHS Flight School at Summerville

Summerville area residents can attest that the drive to CHS can be challenging and then, you have to drive home again, and that's a lot of congestion in a single day. In fact, traffic can be so bad that the commute here and back can be longer than your actual flight...

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Flying To Triple Tree

If you are one of those who wants to concentrate solely on a soft-field without having to consider the length, you can always go to Triple Tree (SC00)- now THERE is a grass strip you can love! This field is 7000' long and 400' wide, and its surface is reputed to be...

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Your Best Soft-Field Landing Is Your Best Landing Ever

Back in the day, landing on a grass strip was a normal occurrence. Some people flew their entire lives without plopping their wheels onto concrete. Nowadays it seems that finding a soft surface can be problematic. We practice soft-field landing techniques but usually...

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Accelerated Commercial Rating Is Here!

As you know, IFR6 has been a phenomenal success from the very beginning, with a success rate approaching 99%. In the last 7 years, we have received numerous requests for an accelerated commercial course, and we are now happy to announce that we have finally created a...

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Don’t Like The Weather? Just Wait…

Don't Like The Weather? Just Wait...Pilots watch weather- they are trained from the very start to assess weather, both current and forecast. Wind speed and direction, cloud cover, visibility, anything that might affect the safety of flight is carefully examined and...

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How To use a NASA Form

Sometime in February 2017, I was flying VFR into Beaufort Airport, a trip I have made numerous times- probably my third most visited airport over my flying career. Maybe it was over-familiarity, or I was distracted by my conversation with Beaufort MCAS, but no matter...

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