Private Pilot School in Knoxville, TN

Flying is a means to escape from daily duties and worries. Getting away from problems and concerns by being in the air is highly relaxing. This may be particularly essential if you live in an urban environment like Knoxville, TN.

Lucky for you, flying is not an impossible dream anymore. At The CAVU Pilot, we offer private pilot courses for people who have a desire to learn how to fly.

Our flight training program is the most comprehensive and cost-effective in Knoxville. You will enjoy learning in a fully personalized class with highly qualified instructors. We also have top-grade aircraft designed to provide the best flying experience, making flying lessons easy and funny.

Don’t wait to take the first step toward your flying dream. Sign up for one of our private pilot courses today!


Flight School in Knoxville, Tennessee | The CAVU Pilot

What You Need to Become a Private Pilot

Becoming a private pilot is an admirable goal. It requires a lot of hard work, but the result is worth it. You will need to accumulate hours of flight time and pass the FAA tests

With our flying lessons, you will learn all the theoretical and practical information you need to meet all the requirements and become a private pilot.

Benefits of Enrolling Our Program

The private pilot license is the most popular certificate that our students obtain. Here are some benefits of our private pilot school program:

  1. One-on-one training: You will receive personalized flight training from our certified instructors. This will ensure learning at your own pace and allows you to ask questions.
  2. Affordable rates: Our tuition is very affordable, making flight training more accessible for everyone.
  3. Convenient location: We are located in Knoxville, TN, just a short drive from most metropolitan areas in the Southeast.
  4. Personalized ground school curriculum: In addition to flying, you will also complete a personalized ground school program that covers weather, navigation, and airport operations.
  5. Flexible scheduling: You can choose the days and times that work best for you. We offer both weekday and weekend classes.

We Will Help You Reach Your Flying Dreams

At The CAVU Pilot, we are passionate about helping people achieve their dreams. Our flight training program is the most comprehensive and cost-effective in Knoxville. We ensure you will have a funny experience while you fulfill the requirements to become a private pilot.

Sign up now, and let’s get you in the air!



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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. 

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