Our Current Operations
Sierra Academy of Aeronautics is an International and Domestic flight training center, approved by the FAA as an FAA Part 141 and Part 61 Flight School. Sierra Academy is strategically located at the former Castle Air Force Base now known as Castle Airport (KMER), in Atwater, California.
At Sierra Academy, Part 141 Students do not just learn how to become a pilot but rather, how to become a professional pilot. Sierra is a Part 141 Flight School with an FAA Part 121 Air Carrier Spirit, meaning we train students to meet or exceed the standards and expectations of an air career airline, right down to the uniform.
Also, Sierra Academy Part 61 students, who want to become a Private Pilot and enjoy the pure experience of flight, have a sense of accomplishment, site see, gain critical skills that are useful in other areas of life or upgrade your certificates, this is the experience for you.
Our dedicated Flight, Business, Admission, and Maintenance Departments represent a combined experience of over 40 years of managing and coordinating flight training operations. This level of focus and experience allows for successful and consistent pass rate with a fined tuned training environment which produces Part 141 Commercial pilots and Part 61 Private pilots.
Some of the key advantages which help Sierra Academy stand apart from other flight schools include:
On-site co-ed dormitory & cafeteria
On-site Fuel, Fuel Line Service
On-site Aircraft Maintenance & Avionics Repair Station