Flight School in Knoxville, Tennessee

Choosing a flight school is not an easy task. When looking for the right one, there are many factors to consider, including the quality of instructors, equipment, location, and experience.

At The CAVU Pilot, our flight school in Tennessee, we offer 5 courses that will help you become a pilot;

  1. Private Pilot
  2. Instrument Pilot
  3. Commercial Pilot
  4. Certified Flight Instructor
  5. Certified Flight Instructor Instrument


Flight School in Knoxville, Tennessee | The CAVU Pilot

Types of Courses

Our flight school in Tennessee has courses that will take you to the sky.

We employ an organized curriculum established in compliance with FAA norms and other prestigious colleges.

1. Private Pilot

This is the regular pilot’s license for people who desire to continue their ratings to fly larger, faster planes, travel great distances with family and friends, and frequently fly at their leisure.

2. Instrument Pilot

Your instrument rating is critical for furthering your aviation expertise. It is also essential if you want to fly in situations other than visual.

Building on your understanding of aircraft flying instruments, you will learn to use them efficiently to fly safely in IMC.

3. Commercial Pilot

You must obtain your Commercial Pilot Certificate if you want to fly airliners, airshows, charters, tow gliders or banners for money, provide aerial excursions, or become a flying teacher.

4. Certified Flight Instructor

While becoming a commercial airline pilot, this credential allows you to acquire experience, log additional flying hours, and earn money as a flight teacher. As a flight instructor, you can teach pilots, perform flying reviews, and endorse pilot licenses, ratings, knowledge exams, and check rides.

5. Certified Flight Instructor Instrument

According to Federal Aviation Regulations, to get a pilot license, rating, or endorsement, applicants must complete a specific amount of flight training, both in the air and on the ground. CFIIs instruct pilots on how to fly in instrument conditions and ensure that instrument-rated pilots retain their competency.

Make Your Investment Count

Whether for recreation or a job in the airline industry, being a proficient pilot requires thorough flight training. You must locate the correct pilot school, flying instructor, and learning materials for the greatest outcomes.

It’s worth your time to explore and evaluate many pilot schools before enrolling in one. Also, keep in mind that selecting a qualified flight school makes all the difference in time and money invested.

We understand how hard it is to choose a flight school at CAVU due to all these factors. That’s why we have created the 5 programs mentioned above that will make your decision easier.

Everyone at The CAVU Pilot is dedicated to your success. We want you to achieve your goals, and our fundamental beliefs push us to do so! So, what are you waiting for? Join the best flight school in Tennessee!



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Most frequent questions and answers

We fly out of the Knoxville Downtown Island Airport (KDKX) in Knoxville, TN. Come say hi!

To schedule a discovery flight or enroll in a flight course, simply contact us via this link or call (609) 661-5083. We will have you up in the sky in no time!

The average cost for a Private Pilot Certificate is $9,000-$12,000. Advanced pilot certificate costs range from $5,000-$15,000.

  • Cessna 150: $125/hour
  • Instructor Fee: $75/hour

Most regularly scheduled students can complete the rating between three to six months. Plan to fly at least twice a week to make sufficient progress and reduce costs.

We use Flight Schedule Pro to manage all reservations. Use this link to request access to the schedule.

While most resources can be found above, if you prefer a hard copy, you can download our Pilot Starter Kit Checklist which will provide links to buy the necessary material.

We offer a 10% aircraft rental discount for clients that enroll in our Legacy membership online. 

Private Pilot

Instrument Pilot

Commercial Pilot


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