Learn & Practice at the Best Flight Training Center

The Art of Flying is that beautiful moment when the plane leaves the ground and feels like you’re on top of the world. Learning how to fly is a journey and practicing in one of the best flight training centers in Tennessee is the first step.

The CAVU Pilot is the #1 flight training center in Tennessee. We offer complete and exclusive training courses to get you ready to live your dream of flying high! 


Practice at the Best Flight Training Center | Knoxville | The CAVU Pilot

Flying Has Never Been So Easy!

Starting your training with The CAVU Pilot will ensure your success in achieving the licenses you need to fly an airplane. Our online ground school is the best in the business and offers excellent training courses to help you reach your goal. 

We are experienced trainers that know what it takes to be a successful pilot. The mission of The CAVU Pilot is to provide an affordable and exceptional ground school education to help pilots achieve their aviation dreams. Our online ground school offers the most comprehensive training courses that are easy to use.

The Cavu Pilot was founded by Eric Dragonetti, an aspiring pilot from a very young age. He pursued his dream of becoming a certified pilot and has flown more than 1200 hours in just flight lessons. He knows the best way to learn is through a well-rounded flight school in Tennessee and wants to help as many aspiring pilots reach their dream.

Train With Us

The sensation of flying is something you will never forget. Whether you’re cranking a propeller or turning on a jet engine, The CAVU Pilot has something to offer everyone. Our courses are:

  • Private Pilot: This course will help you learn how to fly a plane. You will learn the basics, from cranking a propeller to flying with your first passenger.
  • Instrument Pilot: This course is for those who already have a private pilot’s license and want to expand their skills. Once completed, you’ll know how to fly by instruments only, which is what a commercial aircraft pilot does.
  • Commercial Pilot: This course is designed to help you understand complex concepts and strategies related to flying an airplane commercially. You’ll learn how to fly with more passengers, larger distances, and high altitudes.
  • Enthusiasts: This training offers you an introduction to general aviation and flying. You will learn the history of flight, learn more about aircraft and get your first experience flying. 

Rent With Us

You can also take advantage of our unique discovery flights that will make you fall in love with flying. 

  • The Cessna 150 is available for only $125/hour.
  • The Flight instructor will be providing the guidance you need for only $75/hour.

Take The First Step

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to fly an airplane, we invite you to join us at The CAVU Pilot. We offer online ground school for any level, from beginner to master. Experienced instructors teach all lessons.

Learn to fly in Nashville at the best flight training center in Tennessee. With The CAVU Pilot, you’re guaranteed the best education and experience when it comes to learning how to fly.



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Finance Your Training

  • The CAVU Pilot offers financing to students who wish to make payments rather than pay out of pocket.
  • Click the start application button below and get approved in seconds. 


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. 

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