Flight School

Want to be a pilot?

Learn to fly here

Well-maintained trainer aircraft

Top-tier flight instructors

One-on-one ground school classes

Pay as you go!

A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR EVERY PILOT

At Chandler Air Service we offer flight training programs from Private to Multi-engine and even advanced aerobatics and tailwheel training.

PRIVATE THROUGH CFI

16 Piper Aircraft
Dedicated Flight Instructors
One-on-one Ground Lessons
Stick & Rudder Emphasis
Knowledge Test Facility

$181

/per hour – Archer rental
+
$72 per hour – Flight Instructor

AEROBATICS

3 Great Lakes
Open Cockpit
Beginner Lessons
Advanced Routines
Upset Recovery
$262
/per hour – Great Lakes rental
+
$82 per hour – Flight Instructor

TAILWHEEL

3 Super Cubs
Thorough Curriculum
Stick & Rudder Emphasis
Endorsement Provided
Sunny Arizona Weather
$170
/per hour – Super Cub rental
+
$82 per hour – Flight Instructor

ABOUT OUR FACILITY

As an FAA approved flight school, we train for all fixed wing Pilot Certificates – Private thru CFI, Single & Multi-engine Land, with everything in between. Serving the aviation community for more than 30 years!

Aircraft Refueling

Our professional line service can provide needed ground amenities such as marshalling, GPU, or fuel trucks.
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Testing Facility

We have an on-site testing facility approved for FAA knowledge tests Private through ATP.
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Pilot Shop

Our fully-equipped pilot shop has everything for students and seasoned pilots – books, cockpit resources, training aids, and even gifts. Learn more

Online Schedule

Students and renters may view our aircraft and instructor schedules online for convenience.
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Parts & Maintenance

We maintain and service all of our flight school aircraft, and carry a large inventory of parts for most types.
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Hangar Cafe

Located on-site, the Hangar Cafe is the best spot for airplane watching and the best breakfast and hamburgers around!

AIRCRAFT RENTAL

We aim to meet the needs of the pilot population by providing a wide range of airplanes for your general use. Our airplanes are maintained by top-tier mechanics and are well-equipped for modern flight training. Our aircraft fleet is mostly comprised of Piper aircraft: Cherokee 140’s, Warriors, Archers, Arrows and Super Cubs, along with a Dakota. We also have two Cessna 172’s and three Great Lakes Aerobatic Biplanes which are available for qualified pilots.

HOURS FLOWN YEARLY

GROUND LESSONS YEARLY

NEW PILOTS YEARLY

VFR DAYS A YEAR

ANSWERS TO POPULAR QUESTIONS

Where are you located?

Chandler Air Service is located at Chandler Municipal Airport (KCHD) in the southeast corner of the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area, in central Arizona. KCHD is a general aviation airport in a great location for visitors to the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and even San Diego and the L.A. basin. More about our location

What are your hours of operation?

Our office hours (including aircraft dispatch & pilot shop) are from 7:30am to 5:30pm, 7 days a week. Our fuel trucks and line service are available from 6:00am to 8:00pm, 7 days a week.

How long does it take to earn a Pilot's license?

This is a tricky question to answer due to many variables. Each student pilot learns at a different pace, and progress and retention is largely based on how frequently the student flies. Flight time, ground lessons, and personal study all contribute to the timeline. If a student flies 3 times a week and is dedicated to studying the material, a reasonable timeline to earn a Private Pilot’s license can be 3 to 4 months. Learn more

How much does it cost to earn a Pilot's license?

Total cost can vary widely based on a student’s learning pace and availability. There’s also a wide range of hourly rates for different aircraft types. At Chandler Air Service, Private training is done in a Piper Archer, and you can expect the total to reach about $14,500 dollars from start to finish. Unlike many flight schools, we do not charge this up front. All lessons are pay-as-you-go at your own pace. Learn more about our flight training programs

May I fly at Chandler Air Service if I live outside the U.S.?
Certainly! We are approved by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for flight training and the Student Exchange and Visitors Information System (SEVIS) for issuing the Immigration I-20 form for the M-1 student visa for flight training. Learn more

Ready to begin? Call us today to schedule (480) 963-6420

MEET OUR PERSONNEL

The most important asset of any business is the people who work there.
Curt Langenhorst

Curt Langenhorst

Vice President of Operations

Lewis Blankenship

Lewis Blankenship

Assistant Chief Flight Instructor

Audrey Travis

Audrey Travis

Office Manager