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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 are ready to fly when you are.

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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. 

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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.  


Jason Spickelmire

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

Review our frequently asked questions - chances are, somebody else has the same questions you do!


Step 2:

Take a Discovery Flight

You'll receive 30 minutes of ground instruction and 30 minutes of hands-on flight instruction, which counts as qualified flight time toward your ratings. Call to book your flight today!


Step 3:

Review Program Options

To view the pros and cons of available programs, please click here.

Step 4:

Get Your Medical

As a student pilot you are required to pass a FAA Medical Exam. This is a physical exam performed by an authorized FAA Medical Examiner. 

You are required to have your medical in hand before your first day of training at Silverhawk Aviation Academy. All student pilots need to keep a current Class II medical at all times. 

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Step 5:

Obtain Funding

Silverhawk is one of the few flight schools offering Sallie Mae loans to qualified students. Visit Sallie Mae, fill out an online application, and receive your eligibility status within 24 hours. Another great source is Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). You can contact MBNA Bank to discuss AOPA's Flight Training Funds program at 1-800-882-8648 or you can visit for additional info. Pilot Finance Inc is limited to the applicant's income, credit history and debts. You can apply for their financing options online at

Step 6:

Apply for Admission

If you're ready to apply for admission, please complete our application and submit it to Alisha Sweeney, Director of Student Services.

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