Take The Opportunity To Learn To Fly

When they were kids, many people dreamed of becoming a pilot; some stick to becoming a certified pilot one day. If you want to take the opportunity to learn to fly, there is no better time than now. 

The CAVU pilot is a flight school that offers many opportunities for you to take flight lessons in Tennessee and become a pilot. Their unique course and certified instructors will help you reach your flight goals.


Take The Opportunity To Learn To Fly | Knoxville | The CAVU Pilot

The Unique Way To Learn

The CAVU Pilot is a unique flight school. It offers a wide variety of courses at an affordable price. We offer flight lessons and flight training to students of all different levels, even those who have never flown before. We understand how difficult it can be as a newcomer to learn the ins and outs of flying, so we work with our students every step of the way until they are ready to take flight.

The CAVU Pilot is an exceptional flight school located in Knoxville, TN, where people can learn to fly, earn their private pilot certificate, and even more!

Our Courses

  • Private Pilots: This is the most searched course that allows you to fly for pleasure or business anywhere in the United States. This course will provide you with the most important general information about aviation.
  • Instrument Pilots: This course broadens the area in which a pilot may fly with confidence. You’ll learn how to fly safely during bad weather and be licensed to do so.
  • Commercial Pilots: This course allows the candidate to act as the pilot in command of a single-pilot airplane or a co-pilot on a multi-pilot craft.
  • Aviation Enthusiasts: This course gives training and learning for people that aren’t looking to get a pilot’s license and just want to learn about flying.

The CAVU Pilot: The Best Flight School in Tennessee

The CAVU Pilot is not just for people who want to become pilots. If you are an aviation enthusiast, we welcome you to come and learn about flying from the best. Our certified instructors will help you better understand how airplanes fly and what goes into becoming a pilot.

We are the perfect place for you to learn to fly in Knoxville. With their exceptional course and certified instructors, you will be able to reach your flight goals in no time. So what are you waiting for? 



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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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Instrument Pilot

Commercial Pilot


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