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Career Training

Pilot Training For Airline, Corporate, & Military Prep

Learn to fly with Western North Carolina’s only SEVIS approved FAA Certified Part 141 Flight School. We offer Private, Instrument, Commercial, Multi-Engine, CFI, CFII, MEI and ATP training. We serve local area pilots and professional airline students from around the world. We are conveniently located at the Asheville Regional Airport in the newly remodeled Lacy Griffin Aviation Center. Call us for more information at 828-687-7540 or send us an email on our contact page.


New Course Available

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.


Your Airline Pilot Career Starts Here

You have decided to become a Professional Pilot… but which training program is right for you? Let us customize a program that meets your both your total aircraft time and financial needs. If you are not sure where to begin, we can provide several options based on our decades of combined experience in aviation career training.

Glass Panel training is typically introduced during the Instrument Pilot phase but can encompass all of the single engine training if desired.  We utilize the latest simulator technology to enhance training as well as greatly reduce the overall cost of professional pilot training.  Simulator training is also utilized to prepare our students for the interview phase when applying for airline positions and developing the very best CRM skills.

Our degree program with A-B Tech can kick start your career by reducing the total number of hours you need logged in order to be eligible for hire by the airlines. Following the degree program also opens the door to traditional student loans and grants not otherwise available for flight training.  

All students that complete our Professional Pilot Program through CFI are offered a position as an instructor with WNC Aviation, LLC or one of our other pilot programs. Email us to contact one of our career training specialists.


Veterans & Military Prep

Whether you are transitioning from the US military or looking for a career as a military pilot, WNC Aviation can help. We have experience in transitioning individuals to and from the military and are a GI Bill®, VA approved school for all eligible veterans.

We have VA Certifying Officials on staff that will assist you with enrollment and monitor your available benefits during your training. Training programs are tailored for each Veteran to maximize GI Bill® assistance. Email us to contact a Certifying Official.

Frequently Asked Question

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

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!