Sierra Charlie Aviation has ordered a new, high fidelity ALSIM AL172 simulator. The simulator is a replica of Sierra Charlie’s fleet of brand-new Cessna 172 Skyhawk SPs, which will provide a safe, consistent, state-of-the-art training experience for the school’s rapidly growing student base. With locations in Scottsdale and Chandler, Sierra Charlie Aviation boasts a growing fleet of 16 new Cessnas and a team of 35 flight instructors.
Sierra Charlie was recently honoured for the second time as AOPA’s Best Flight School in the Western Region. Scott Campbell, Sierra Charlie founder and president said “Our goal is to provide the highest quality flight training in the country. Part of our commitment to students includes offering the best training aircraft and aviation technology available. The new AL172 will support us in that mission and is a fantastic addition to our rapidly growing programme.”
The AL172 is built to FAA FTD Level 5 level standards and certified as an Advanced Aviation Training Device or AATD. It is Sierra Charlie’s first ALSIM product. Dr Scott Firsing of ALSIM’s North America office, said “We’ve been following Scott and his team for many years since their inception. It’s been amazing to see the numerous awards and glaring positive testimonials that appear year after year. We are excited to now also officially be a part of this growth! Being an extra replica of Scott’s main training aircraft, with a real Garmin G1000 NXI and GFC700, the ALSIM AL172 is the perfect fit for their operations.”
Sierra Charlie joins a growing number of ALSIM AL172 customers around America including Kent State University, Paragon Flight Training, and Cirrus Aviation, among others. Sierra Charlie has grown to become a national award-winning flight school over the last few years with a training fleet of factory-new, Cessna 172 Skyhawks that are G1000 and GFC 700 equipped. The Cessna 172 Training is easily transferred to a Cessna 182 Skylane, a Cessna 206 Stationair, and the Cessna TTx.