Experienced Instructors

All Silverhawk flight instructors are graduates of our top-notch Part 141 professional pilot program, and our fleet of meticulously maintained Robinson helicopters and Cessna airplanes are ready to fly when you are.

Al Rice

Chief Flight Instructor

Custom Schedules

Our self-paced program allows you to fly with as few or as many different instructors as you choose, ensuring your training experience is tailored to fit your specific needs. 

Alisha Sweeney

Director of Student Services

24/7 Availability

Certified Flight Instructors are available to train 7 days a week - even nights and holidays. That means you get the training you need when you need it.  

Pete Glick

CFI & TVCC Lead Instructor



Our #1 goal is to provide the training and guidance you need to emerge as one of the safest, most competent pilots in the industry. Hands down.


We're committed to training you to the best of our ability and to provide support every step of the way. 


Step 1:

Review Our FAQ's

Step 2:

Take a Discovery Flight

Step 3:

Review Program Options

Step 4:

Get Your Medical

Step 5:

Obtain Funding

Step 6:

Apply for Admission


Loans & Scholarships

Find the payment plan that's right for you.

You can finance through traditional student loans at Treasure Valley Community College, or you may find private loans through a variety of companies. For the Professional Pilot Program through Silverhawk, we recommend the Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan. Visit Sallie Mae, fill out an online application, and receive your eligibility status within 24 hours.


Another great source for loans and scholarships is the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. You can get up to $25,000 of assistance through AOPA's Flight Training Funds program. Also, you will have access to many other sources and benefits by joining AOPA as a student pilot. 


If you are interested in finishing or adding a rating and need financing on a smaller scale, we offer financing through Pilot Finance.



SkyWest Airlines pilots have more opportunity, exposure and access than any other regional pilots. With 20 domiciles, a fleet of more than 425 aircraft and growing, and flying agreements with four mainline partners – United, Delta, American and Alaska – SkyWest offers the best quality of life for pilots. Learn more here: Skywest Airlines Partnership.


Ranging from regional to the major airlines, pilots who want to fly the line around the continental US, and later around the world need the minimum 1500 total time hours to start this endeavor.


Typically smaller aircraft that offers more a personal interaction with the passengers each pilot will fly. Minimum time requirements depend on the charter company and aircraft to be flown.


Most firefighter pilots work under seasonal contracts; however some federal agency positions are full-time.

** Completion times and costs are based on FAA minimums and Silverhawk Aviation Academy makes no implied or explicit guarantee as to time or cost required to complete any rating. Prices subject to change.   

Compare us to flight schools around the country. We are confident you will find Silverhawk Aviation Academy to be one of the most reputable and affordable options around. Email Alisha at if you have any questions or concerns about finding the best flight program for you.

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