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Elite Flight Training offers the kind of training experience that is not typically available to private students. For those pursuing a Private Pilot or Instrument Rating license, or for established pilots seeking training in their Technically Advanced Aircraft, Chief Pilot and FAA Certified Instructor Chuck Lapmardo brings the knowledge gained in a 35-year career as a Gold Seal Flight Instructor and airline Captain.

Experience Matters

Elite Flight Training’s program has been designed to incorporate all the elements that are critical to making you as safe and competent a pilot as possible:

  • Highly experienced instructors, so you know you’re flying with a pilot who has handled every situation you could possibly encounter in the air. Chuck Lapmardo has accumulated 13,000 flight hours, and has flown everything from a Cessna 150 to an Airbus 320. This compares to the average flight instructor’s 300 or 400 hours;
  • Our instructors have logged over 10,000 hours of Cirrus time alone.
  • Technically-advanced aircraft that include TCAS (Traffic Collision Avoidance System) and TWAS(Terrain Warning Awareness System) to keep you safe in the air;
  • A full-time instructor who is available 7 days a week, whose sole business is flight instruction, and whose sole concern is your success;
  • A commitment that you’ll work with the same instructor throughout your training, and that all instruction, both ground school and flight time, will be conducted one-on-one with your instructor;
  • Instructional aircraft that are school-owned to ensure that you’ll complete your entire training in our technically-advanced, glass cockpit Cirrus;
  • A training atmosphere that is professional but personable: our goal is to discover the teaching style that will maximize your learning experience, because we’re not successful until you’re successful.

We invite you to look at any other Cirrus flight training facility in Phoenix/Scottsdale, and then come talk to us or send us a Contact Form. You’ll see what makes Elite Flight Training your best possible choice in flight training.

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Elite Flight Training
14700 North Airport Drive
Suite 203
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Tel: 480-305-0911
I am very glad to have found Elite Flight Training. I started my training at another Cirrus flight school and I just did not feel like the structure and expertise was there for me to get the best training possible. Once I came to Elite Flight Training, Chuck's methodical teaching, professionalism and knowledge of the Cirrus aircraft allowed me to develop my skills and become a proficient and safe pilot. Not only does Chuck bring over 35 years of extensive flying experience but he has brought into the school other instructor pilots that are just as professional and dedicated to great teaching as he is. I gladly would recommend Elite Flight Training to anyone whose goal is to become a safe pilot in a timely manner.
- Dr. Adri Rama
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