an instructor teaches a student to fly at SHD

Flight Instruction

Have you ever dreamt of learning to fly an airplane? Whether it’s just for fun or to start a new career as an airplane pilot, you can take flying lessons here at Shenandoah Valley Airport. The experts at Blue Ridge Aviation offer on-site instruction for everyone from beginners seeking a Private Pilot License to those interested in obtaining a Multi-Engine Commercial License or Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) rating. The instructors at Blue Ridge Aviation boast thousands of hours of combined flight experience. Benefit from focused classroom exercises, hands-on learning experience, and personalized attention from a team of highly trained aviation instructors. Blue Ridge Aviation provides personalized, quality instruction to pilots while they grow towards their personal and career goals, specializing in training the safest pilots in the industry.  Flight instruction is typically a costly endeavor, but Blue Ridge Aviation strives to provide premium flight instruction at more accessible rates. For this reason, their rates are well below the national average.

Three young adults walk together outside of SHD

Partnership with Blue Ridge Community College

Shenandoah Valley Airport is home to Virginia’s very first public, commercial pilot program. This unique program allows students an affordable way to earn the educational background, skills, and federal certification required to become a commercial pilot while also remaining eligible for student loan assistance. Blue Ridge Community College and Blue Ridge Aviation together provide quality flight training towards a career in aviation. Blue Ridge Community College is happy to assist you on your way to becoming a commercial pilot.

Learn to Fly with a View

Experience the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in a stunning way that most could only dream of. Take off and land amongst the mountains, and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the east coast’s most famous mountain range. Enjoy your first moments in the sky overlooking the scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Skyline Drive, and the Shenandoah National Park. Our stunning location and expert instructors make Shenandoah Valley Airport the ideal place to learn to fly.

aerial view of Shenandoah Valley Airport