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An aviation community unlike any other…

Flightworks Scottsdale is your home for all stages of your aviation journey. We offer the highest caliber of pilot training delivered by the most respected and seasoned instructors, a friendly staff, and a modern facility full of unique amenities for pilots and aircraft owners. Come experience the Flightworks difference today.
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Testimonials

“My first flight ever as a pilot and Dale made me feel totally confident and secure. His knowledge and mastery were so impressive.”
Ty F
United States
"My instructor Vic is an absolute legend and he has made the entire process of learning the seemingly complex world of aviation extraordinarily fun."
Kevin W
United States
“I started with Flightworks as a student pilot and was incredibly impressed by the skill level of the instructors."
Jordan H
United States
“Hands down the best flight school I’ve attended. The instructors are all high-time professionals with extensive knowledge."
Michael A
United States
"To say that I am pleased with my decision is a big understatement!"
Bob G
United States

Enhanced instructors

While the average flight instructor has logged 300 or 400 hours, our instructors are the most seasoned and skilled professionals with over thousands of flight hours and decades of experience.

Full Service Rental Fleet

Modern, feature-rich Cirrus aircraft at your disposal. Each time you rent an aircraft from Flightworks, our staff will stage the aircraft on the ramp and pre-call your fuel orders specific to your flight plan needs

On your time

Whether you are training with an instructor or wanting an aircraft for a weekend excursion, once you are a ‘checked-out’ pilot at Flightworks, your login credentials give you access to  reserve any aircraft in the fleet, on your schedule. As well as access to unique ‘toys’ only available to members of the Flightworks community.
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Our Instructors

Chuck Lampardo

Chief Pilot
The chief pilot at Flightworks Scottsdale, Chuck Lampardo is among the most elite in his field. After instructing and flying Charter and Corporate into his twenties, Chuck earned a degree in Aeronautical Science before working for Skyway Airlines in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He flew the Beech1900 and then became First Officer and Captain on the Dornier DO328 Jet. Chuck then moved to USA3000 Airlines to fly the Airbus A320 as First Officer and then Captain on domestic and international routes. Chuck maintained his Instructor status throughout. When he left USA3000 in 2011, he identified a need in General Aviation: making pilots safer by applying his knowledge of airline training to all sectors of General Aviation. Chuck’s Pilot In Command certifications includes Captain A320 and DO328Jet, Single Pilot PIC Cheyenne III, and 400 series Twin Cessna, in addition to Gold Seal Flight Instructor Single/Multi Engine Airplane, Instrument Airplane, and Ground Instructors-Advanced/Instrument. Airplane-Land SE/ME with 4000+ hours as a Flight Instructor, 6000+ hours of Turbojet time, and nearly 8,000 hours of cross-country flying.

Chuck Lampardo

Chief Pilot
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Dale Hersh

Snr Instructor ATP, MEI, CFII, CFI
Senior Flight Instructor Dale Hersh brings a lifetime of flying experience to Flightworks Scottsdale. Dale began flying in his teens with money earned from his paper route and took his first solo flight over five decades ago. Since then he has accumulated more than 24,000 hours in the sky, flying everything from a Piper Cub to a Boeing 777 in his storied tenure as a Captain for American Airlines. Dale’s strong passion for aviation and education shows in his unwavering commitment to his student pilots, and he specifically tailors each lesson to their needs and learning style.

Dale Hersh

Snr Instructor ATP, MEI, CFII, CFI
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Vic Myev

CFI, CFII, MEI
Vic Myev began flying nearly six decades ago and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Flightworks Scottsdale Team as an instructor and commercial and private pilot. He has served as an FAA Part 141 Instructor for Private Pilot, Instrument, Commercial and Multiengine ratings, logging several thousand hours in Cirrus SR20, SR22, Avidyne, and Perspective aircraft. Vic earned his Aeronautical Engineering degree from Stanford University and Undergrad from MIT, and has served as a Naval Flight Officer, Bush Pilot, and Commercial Glider Pilot, while his professional resume includes years as a diplomat across the globe State Department.

Vic Myev

CFI, CFII, MEI
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Advanced Modern Fleet

At Flightworks Scottsdale, you will train in a Cirrus SR22T, the safest, most technologically advanced and comfortable aircraft in its class. We offer the largest fleet of meticulously maintained Cirrus SR22Ts in the Southwest.
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Uncompromising Safety

The SR22T offers innovative technology, including Electronic Stability & Protection (ESP) and the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® (CAPS®), affording state-of-the-art protection for pilot and passengers.
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Best in Class Comfort

The SR22T cabin seamlessly integrates luxury, style, technology and comfort with automobile-inspired ergonomics, performance seats and lifestyle conveniences throughout.
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Smoothest Ride

With its advanced safety features and onboard systems, the SR22T is one of the smoothest and most reliable aircraft to fly and train on, making your flights as seamless and fun as can be.
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Seamless Checkout

Discover why Scottsdale is one of aviation’s best kept secrets. Train, hangar, or rent aircraft in one of the most desirable and easy-to-live/easy-to-fly locales in America.
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Scottsdale: An aviation paradise

Discover why Scottsdale is one of aviation’s best kept secrets. Train, hangar, or rent aircraft in one of the most desirable and easy-to-live/easy-to-fly locales in America.
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Clear blue skies and world class destination

The skies above the Arizona desert are always blue, and the Scottsdale area is a mecca for shopping, dining, and recreation, with more than 200 golf courses within its boundaries.

A pilot’s airport

Scottsdale Airport is a tower-controlled field at the base of the McDowell Mountains. It’s the area’s favored field for corporate jets and private aircraft, and provides a great training environment within the greater Scottsdale/Phoenix air space.

International students welcome

We welcome students from all across the United States, Canada and abroad, and are happy to offer assistance in arranging your training through TSA and other federal authorities.

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