Let's Go Fly!

Modern aircraft, experienced instructors, and uncompromising customer service: Three reasons to give us a chance to earn your business and help you achieve your aviation goals.

Life is short, flying is incredible, and you work hard and deserve it: Three reasons to give yourself a chance to start living your dreams. (But we'll cover for you if you need to tell your significant other it's all about that first list of reasons.)

"There is no sport equal to that which aviators enjoy while being carried through the air on great white wings." - Wilbur Wright, 1905

News & Events

Clouds Instrument Ground School
Classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:30pm - 8:30pm beginning September 24th at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport in Roanoke, VA. Price: $379 (Textbook and materials included!) For more information, and to register: Fall 2018 Instrument Ground School

AOPA Rusty Pilot Program
Saturday, October 13th 9am to 12pm at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport in Roanoke, VA. Life may have gotten in the way, but the dream of flight can be yours again. Returning to the skies is not as difficult as most rusty pilots think. We're inviting you back in the cockpit and will help you get there. Come and participate in a FREE Rusty Pilots program with fellow lapsed pilots. We will help you understand what's changed in aviation since you've last took the controls and brush up on your aviation knowledge. The Rusty Pilots program is developed by AOPA in partnership with local flight training providers in order to create the best environment for getting you back in the air and a part of the general aviation community. Click here to register!

Open House and Cookout Open House and Cookout
Join us for an open house and cookout at the flight school on Sunday, October 14th from 1-3pm. Everyone is welcome. Food and drinks are on us!

Best New Small Business of the Year!

Best New Small Business of the Year Award 2016

It's been quite a year so far! Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to get us to this point, thank you to the Roanoke Regional Chamber for this recognition, and thank you to our customers and all those who support us in so many ways. We greatly appreciate it!

Our Fleet

SFT Fleet

We use Diamond aircraft (DA-20/DA-40/DA-42) for their safety record, cost-effectiveness, and overall reliability as well as the modern training environment provided in part by the Garmin glass panel avionics.


SFT Services

We offer primary/advanced/recurrency flight training for everyone from the career-path pilot to the weekend enthusiast, as well as aircraft rentals, FAA computerized testing, educational outreach, and much more!

Instructors & Staff

SFT Instructors and Staff

Friendly staff and experienced independent instructors are ready to help you achieve your aviation goals with a comprehensive, systematic approach to flight training and uncompromising customer service.


SFT Rates

DA-20 - $165/hr.
DA-40 - $185/hr.
DA-42 - $399/hr.
PA-28RT-201 - $205/hr.
Redbird Full Motion Simulator - $90/hr.
Instruction - $55/hr.
Fuel included in price.

Discovery Flights

SFT Discovery Flight

Whether you're dreaming of a career in aviation or just curious if the sky is the place for you, a discovery flight is a fantastic introduction to flying! Save big! Right now only $99!
What To Expect On Your Discovery Flight

Contact Info

Questions? Want to see our operation in person? Ready to fly? Get in touch with a real person and let us share our passion for flying with you!


22 Waypoint Dr.
Roanoke, VA 24012