"1st class instructors + 1st class aircraft = safe, well trained
"Thanks for all your support
and encouragement, especially early on as I was making my decision to attend
Sunstate's accelerated Private Pilot training program. I made the right choice."
"...this experience has been awesome..." "The airplanes are perfect for
training, and most important, the instructors! In my case Terry and David have
been very comprehensive and confidence inspiring."
"What I didn't get done in 4 years, I did it in 8 days!"
training. The staff was great and I felt right at home. I came with very
demanding needs and you met them all. Joe was a great CFI and I definitely
couldn't have done it without him, but everyone was willing to help whenever
instructor and the staff were outstanding and were a major factor in
my success in achieving my Private Pilot Certificate. I am extremely
happy with my choice and had a really good time."
"Thanks for your
welcome, the standard of your staff and aircraft were great and the
briefing and BFR work as well as the flying instruction that I
received from Ryan were first class.
Once again, keep up the
good work - you seem you have it dead right!"
Accelerated flight training is THE BEST way to achieve your goal.
Many students in a traditional pilot training scenario would take
several months or even years, and 60 to 80 hours to get their pilot license -
and most of them give up before they finish!
Our students typically finish in 2 to 3 weeks, with about 45
hours of flight training (for a Private Pilot License), our success-rate is
better than 90%, and after 10 years of providing accelerated flight training to
hundreds of students and pilots, we have an exemplary safety record!
II. The Best Aircraft -
SunState Aviation Flight
School, an official
Cessna Pilot Center, offers accelerated
flight training for both single engine and multi-engine airplanes (and coming
soon - helicopter flight training), in clean, well maintained
Technically Advanced Aircraft, including the new
Cessna 172 SP (the safest aircraft in the
industry) with a full board of the latest
IFR certified avionics such as, GPS with
color moving map, multi-function display, color weather radar and
leather interior. SunState Aviation Flight School in Orlando is now
offering flight training in new Garmin G-1000 equipped Cessna 172SPs and
The Best Flight Instructors - SunState Aviation Flight School's certified flight instructors
are all highly experienced with an average of over 1,000 hours of flight
instruction given, and are
committed to providing the absolute highest quality flight instruction possible where safety
is paramount and a level of personal attention which is simply unmatched in
Airports - After much
research, we chose Orlando Florida's
Airport and nearby Winter Haven Airport as our home base. Reason?
Airport (ism) is an un-congested,
towered airport with multiple instrument approaches, located just minutes from
Orlando's major attractions, the Atlantic
Ocean beaches and
Orlando International Airport.
Winter Haven Airport (GIF) is a nearby, easily accessible non-towered airport. We found that as much as 20 to 25 minutes of valuable
aircraft time is wasted during taxiing and waiting for departure at other,
more congested airports. This can add up to a significant waste of your
flight training dollars over the course of your accelerated flight
V. The Best Location - SunState
Aviation Flight School is
Orlando just minutes from Interstate 4 and the Florida
Turnpike in Kissimmee,
Florida. Home of some of the best flying
weather on the planet! We also
have a satellite location at nearby Winter Haven's Gilbert Field.
VI. The Best Facilities - Our new, Orlando
Florida based state-of-the-art
flight training facilities are always clean and inviting. Our fully
computerized classroom facilities are comfortable and quiet. Simulator training is also a part of the
Instrument Rating curriculum in our
FAA certified flight simulator.
VII. Honesty and Integrity - Many flight schools advertise very attractive rates but then add on several "hidden
charges." At SunState Aviation Flight School, we have chosen to do
business honestly, and we never require full advanced payment for our
accelerated flight training courses. Check out our rates for aircraft rental and
flight instruction .
What you see is what you get! Quality products and exceptional service at
VIII. Pilot Shop On Location
- For your convenience, we
have one of the largest selections of pilot supplies in central
Florida. Name brand
headsets, transceivers, intercoms, GPS,
charts and approach plates, books, training materials and much, much more all
at great prices.
IX. The Best Staff - The entire staff of SunState Aviation
Flight School are caring individuals who are
committed to making your
dreams of flying come true through exceptional
service and professional, personal attention.
X. The Best Value - We guarantee you can find cheaper
flight training, but as the old saying goes, "you get what you pay
for." We believe you will find that SunState
Aviation Flight School offers the best value for accelerated
pilot training and aircraft
rental in the industry!
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Vision: To be recognized as the world's leading provider of
flight training, services and products.
Mission: SunState Aviation is committed to providing it's
customers with the highest quality in flight training and aviation related products and
services in an environment where employees are proud to work and generate
superior financial returns.
Values: Honesty, integrity, accountability, excellence,
respect, teamwork, recognition and fun.
The staff and management of SunState Aviation is committed to offering
it’s student’s and customers the absolute highest standards of quality
aviation related products and service. Customers of SunState Aviation can always expect to
experience the following minimum standards:
Telephones will be answered
by a human being within two to three rings. Should it become necessary
for the caller to be placed on hold, the hold should not last more than
Telephone messages are
promptly returned, usually within minutes but always within 24 hours.
Emails are answered
You will always be able to
communicate with caring and knowledgeable staff members who can help you
with all of your questions and concerns. If we don’t know the answer, we
will find it for you.
Customers will always be
greeted at the front counter by cheerful, courteous and helpful staff
members who are eager to be of service.
SunState Aviation facilities
are always maintained to the highest standards of cleanliness. Floors
are swept and clean, furniture is clean and free of dust, restrooms are
clean, sanitary and well stocked and waste receptacles are emptied and
cleaned on a regular basis.
SunState Aviation takes
pride in offering the latest technologies available to help customers
fulfill their needs for training and flight planning.
Flight schedules are
meticulously kept and customers can always expect to have resources
available when needed and desired. Customers can expect their flight
instructor and aircraft to be available on time.
SunState Aviation flight
instructors are among the most knowledgeable and well qualified flight
instructors to be found anywhere. Customers can always expect SunState
Aviation flight instructors to be groomed and uniformed according to
SunState Aviation’s uniform and grooming guidelines.
SunState Aviation flight
instructors are dedicated to helping their students achieve success in
reaching their goals and training each student to be a safe and
SunState Aviation maintains
a fleet of clean and exceptionally well maintained training and rental
aircraft. All aircraft are maintained by SunState Aviation’s own
maintenance staff to standards that always meet or exceeds the FAA’s
minimum standards. Customers can always expect their rental aircraft to
be in a clean and immaculate condition.
Aircraft “squawks” are
promptly reported to the maintenance staff electronically and taken care
Customers who rent SunState
Aviation’s IFR designated Technically Advanced Aircraft can always expect to
have an IFR current GPS database.
Customer’s can expect to find SunState Aviation’s pilot shop clean and well
stocked at all times. Returns and concerns will be
handled promptly and professionally.
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SSAFS's Hall of Fame
Since May 1, 2002, we are
proud to have trained more than 4,000 pilots from the
United States (USA), Florida; Orlando, FL, Kissimmee, FL,
Altamonte Springs, FL, Maitland, FL, Winter Park, FL, Casselberry, FL,
Brandon, FL, Bradenton, FL, Miami, FL, Sarasota, FL, Tampa, FL, St.
Petersburg, FL, Clearwater, FL, Apalachicola, FL, Windermere, FL, Apopka,
FL, Winter Haven, FL, Bartow, FL, Boca Raton, FL, West Palm Beach, FL, Key
West, FL, Tallahassee, FL, Sanford, FL, Jacksonville, FL, St. Augustine, FL,
Daytona Beach, FL, Titusville, FL, Tarpon Springs, FL, Winter Springs, FL,
Merritt Island, FL, Palm Bay, FL, Melbourne, FL, Lakeland, FL, Haines City,
FL, Winter Garden, FL, Ocoee, FL, Clermont, FL, Keenansville, FL,
Brooksville, FL, St. Cloud, FL, Ocala, FL, Belleview, FL, Ramrod Key, FL,
Wildwood, FL, Indian Harbor Beach, FL, Zellwood, FL, Christmas, FL, Union
Park, FL, Celebration, FL, Homestead, FL, Ormond Beach, FL, New Smyrna
Beach, FL, Gainesville, FL, Venice, FL, Fort Myers, FL, Longwood, FL, Fort
Lauderdale, FL, Fort Pierce, FL, Deerfield Beach, FL, Pensacola, FL Georgia; Atlanta, GA, Savannah, GA, Augusta, GA, Macon, GA, Columbus, GA,
Albany, GA, Brunswick, GA, Valdosta, GA, Peachtree City, GA, Woodstock, GA,
Athens, GA, Dunwoody, GA South Carolina; Columbia, SC, Greenville, SC,
Charleston, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC, Simpsonville, SC North Carolina;
Asheville, NC, Cherryville, NC, Raleigh, NC, Jacksonville, NC
Tennessee; Memphis, TN, Whitehouse, TN, Nashville, TN, Knoxville, TN,
Waverly, TN, Rogersville, TN Virginia; Danville, VA, Richmond, VA,
Vienna, VA, Rocky Gap, VA, Ricu, VA, Virginia Beach, VA, Fairfax, VA, Glen
Allen, VA, Roanoke, VA West Virginia; Beckley, WV Maryland; Annapolis, MD,
Baltimore, MD, Frederick, MD, Kensington, MD, Germaintown, MD, Washington DC Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Mechamesburg, PA, King of
Prussia, PA, Doylestown, PA, West Grove, PA, Sowderton, PA New Jersey; Hackensack,
NJ, Westfield, NJ, Wakken, NJ, Abden, NJ, Rahway, NJ, Newark, NJ, Englewood,
NJ, Brick, NJ, Jersey City, NJ, Linderwood, NJ, North Bergen, NJ New
York; Stony Point, NY, Tuckahoe, NY, Brooklyn, NY, Warwick, NY, Long
Island, NY, Hamburg, NY,
New York, NY, Pittsford, NY Connecticut; Branford, CT, New Canaan, CT,
Middlebury, CT, Norwich, CT, Ledyard, CT, Trumbull, CT, Woodbury, CT
Massachusetts; Wellesley, MA, Fairhaven, MA, Harwich, MA, East Falmouth, MA,
Boston, MA, Newton, MA, Cape Cod, MA Michigan; Grand Rapids, MI, Detroit, MI,
Belleville, MI, Kalamazoo, MI, Roseville, MI Ohio; Cincinnati, OH,
East Liverpool, OH, Columbus, OH, Westerville, OH, Grove City, OH,
Indiana; Knox, IN, Indianapolis, IN, Greentown, IN Kentucky;
Louisville, KY Alabama; Birmingham, AL, Fairhope, AL, Mobile, AL, McCalla, AL, Montgomery, AL,
Cullman, AL Mississippi; Columbus, MS, Brandon, MS, Rodcester, MS Iowa; Cedar Rapids, IA,
Illinois; Crystal Lake, IL, Peoria, IL, Gilberts, IL, Arlington Heights, IL,
Glenview, IL, Great Lakes, IL, Chicago, IL, Decatur, IL, Ingleside, IL
Osseo, WI, Hartford, WI, Kenosha, WI, Franklin, WI Minnesota; Buffalo,
MN, Minneapolis, MN, Richmond, MN, Saint Cloud, MN, Hackensack, MN, St Paul,
South Dakota; Rapid City, SD, Dakota Dunes, SD Missouri; St. Louis, MO
Arkansas; Little Rock, AK, Fayetteville, AK Kansas; Hoxie, KS,
Wichita, KS Louisiana; Cut Off, LA, New Orleans, LA, Lafayette, LA
Texas; Austin, TX, San Antonio, TX, Harligan, TX, Houston, TX, La Blanca, TX,
Lake Jackson, TX, Orange,
TX, Dallas, TX, Carrollton, TX Colorado; Colorado Springs, CO,
Boulder, CO, Broomfield, CO, Denver, CO, Johnstown, CO, Aurora, CO, Dillon, CO
Montana; Havre, MT Arizona; Phoenix, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, Sun City, AZ, Tucson, AZ Nevada;
Reno, NV, Las Vegas, NV, Henderson, NV Utah; Draper, UT, Salt Lake City, UT Idaho;
California; Los Angeles, CA, Long Beach, CA, Cathedral City, CA, Palm Springs, CA,
San Francisco, CA, Novato, CA, Suison City, CA, Nevada City, CA, Santa Ana, CA Oregon;
Portland, OR Washington; Edmonds, WA, Seattle, WA
Alaska; Anchorage, AK, Kodiak, AK, Valdez, AK
Hawaii; Honolulu, HI United States Virgin Islands; St.
Thomas, USVI Puerto Rico; San Juan, PR, US Military, US Army, US Air
Force, US Coast Guard, US Marines, US Navy
Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, France, England, Ireland, Scotland, United Kingdom, UK,
Norway, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece,
Kenya, Australia, Adelaide, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Brazil, El Salvador,
Ecuador, Mexico, Costa Rica, Canada, Columbia, Argentina, British Virgin
Islands, Trinidad, India, South Africa, Thailand, Japan, South America, Central
America, Panama, Jamaica, St. Kits, St. Marten, St. Thomas, Venezuela, Aruba,
Curacao, Bonaire, Singapore, South Korea
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word about our pricing and rates: SunState Aviation Flight School's commitment to
you, our student pilots and customers is to provide the highest quality
and aircraft rental possible, combined with the very best possible customer
service at the very best prices and hourly rates possible. We do not add
fuel surcharges or any other hidden charges to our aircraft rental rates (a 7% local
sales tax is added to non-instructional aircraft rentals), nor do we falsely
inflate our aircraft rental rates in order to offer "special cut-rate deals." Our
rates are competitive and our block discounts are already as low as we can
possibly go. Please do not ask us to depart from our published rates. The
prices and rates published on this web-site are the effective rates at the
time that you viewed them and are subject to change. Thank you for your
SunState Aviation Flight School is an FAA
part 141 approved flight school which specializes in
providing high-quality Accelerated Flight Training courses.
We currently have three locations in central Florida; our
Kissimmee location at Kissimmee Municipal Airport (KISM),
our Lakeland location on the Sun N Fun campus at Lakeland
Linder Regional Airport (KLAL) and
our Winter Haven location at Winter Haven's Gilbert Field