Arizona Flight Training – Five Reasons to Train in Arizona

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Arizona’s diverse geography and exceptional weather do their parts to create a perfect location for flight training, but there is so much more.

Considering traveling to complete your flight training? Maybe you should head to Arizona. Perhaps your home isn’t located in a good area for flight training or the nearest flight school is 300 miles away, traveling to Arizona for flight training can save you time and money.

What makes Arizona so ideal for learning to fly? In the third of a series of articles, we cover flight training in Arizona. With almost 80 airports, including one of the busiest general aviation airports in the nation, Arizona is home to more flight schools than you can count. Arizona is home to a network of airports that create a perfect flight training environment. Additionally, the highly-varied geography in Arizona allows for some of the best training opportunities including desert operations and high-altitude airport operations.

If that’s not enough, Arizona’s proximity to Mexico and the Grand Canyon create some interesting extra-curricular flying destinations. You can learn to work international flights and have some nice down time by slipping down to one of Mexico’s resort towns. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a paying job to exercise your new commercial pilot certificate, there are hundreds of tourists lining up everyday for a scenic, aerial tour of the Grand Canyon.

Interested in learning more about flight training in Arizona? Read Flight Training in Arizona – Five Reasons to Train in the Grand Canyon State.

For more information on flight training and choosing the right school, check out our Flight Training Resource Center or find flight schools in Arizona.

This article was written by Matthew Everett, a private pilot, aviation writer, and frequent contributor to You can follow him on twitter @leaving_tf or find his blog at

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