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WNC Aviation

… it’s time to be your own Captain

FAA Certified Flight School

Learn to fly with Western North Carolina’s only SEVIS approved FAA Certified Part 141 Flight School! We offer Private Pilot, Instrument, Commercial, Multi-Engine, CFI, CFII, MEI and Airline Transport Pilot training and we are VA approved. We serve local area pilots, students and professional airline students from around the world. We are also approved for the R-ATP with the degree program through A-B Tech. You can view our R-ATP LOA here. We are conveniently located at the Asheville Regional Airport in the remodeled Lacy Griffin Aviation Center.

For more information, call 828-687-7540 or send us an email.


Earn Your Degree

Our newest course addition is our degree program with A-B Tech. Upon completion, you will be eligible for the R-ATP in 1250 hours (250 less than the traditional ATP) and be guaranteed interviews with our hiring partners.

Training Programs

For the purpose of providing you the most relevant information, we have divided our website training area into three main sections on flight training: Personal Training, Career Training and International Training. This is purely to assist you in learning more about the areas of our training that are the most meaningful to you. WNC Aviation students are not “locked” into any one category of training. WNC Aviation offers a full range of courses from Private Pilot to Airline Transport Pilot in both single and multi-engine aircraft as well as all instructor pilot ratings.

Personal Training

This section is best suited to provide information to individuals interested in learning to fly themselves, friends and/or family for recreational or business travel purposes.

Career Training

This section is best suited for individuals interested earning compensation for flying. This includes corporate pilots, charter pilots and commercial airline pilots that are US citizens. This also includes individuals interested in programs transitioning from OR into the US military.

International Pilot Training

This section is for non-US citizens interested in obtaining an FAA certificate and non-US citizens interested in converting their current license to an FAA license.

Special Training Programs

Take your training to the next level with our special training programs that focus on a specific set of flight skills. We offer training for Mountain Flying, a Pitch Hitter Course, and Spin Recovery. 

Discovery Flights

Thinking about becoming a pilot? Know someone who is? WNC Aviation, LLC offers a hands-on experience like no other. Get in the cockpit with an experienced FAA certified instructor pilot and feel what it’s like to fly an aircraft yourself.

Ready To Be Your Own Captain?

Give us a call to discuss your interests or contact us through email to request more information. We look forward to showing you the skies!