CRAFT Flight Training and Simulation

CRAFT Flight Training and Simulation

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Join the CRAFT team and our Charleston Riverdogs as we help support non-profits in the aviation community. Scan the QR code or use the link below to purchase tickets. $2 from every ticket sale will go to these non-profits:

Lowcountry Aerospace Academy , Women in Aviation, Palmetto Pride Chapter , Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. National Office , Civil Air Patrol

See you at the ballpark!

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Congratulations to Robert on completing the GoJet Rotor Transition Program (RTP) and getting his Instrument and Multi-Engine ratings at CRAFT!
Congratulations to the newest Private Pilot Alexandria!!
Congrats to Alyx on passing his Private Pilot checkride and to Jon-Michael on his first solo!
Lifestyle Aviation Open House Event at Atlantic Aviation KCHS - Saturday, May 7th

We are excited to be partnering with LifeStyle Network to bring this Open House event to life. You'll be able to check out the DA62 and DA40 NG, sit in the spacious cabins, and experience the difference of the Jet-A burning Diamond Aircraft!

Our team will be ready to answer any questions you may have, talk through various aircraft access options, and help you learn more about the DiamondShare program -- as well as discussing flight training options with CRAFT Flight Training!

What: Open House with Lifestyle Aviation
Where: Atlantic Aviation, Charleston International Airport (CHS) - 6060 S. Aviation Ave. Suite 99, North Charleston, SC 29406
When: Saturday - May 7th from 11AM to 3PM

The event will be held on the Atlantic Aviation ramp from 11AM to 3PM this Saturday, May 7th. Bring your pilot friends along!
Four successful checkrides in the past 2 days! CSU Students Ryan, Olivia and Brooke are Private Pilots! John (not pictured) is a Multi-Engine pilot!
Congratulations Daniela on her first solo!!✈️
Congratulations to Ron on passing his Instrument checkride!!
***NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY***

ASSISTANT FLIGHT CHIEF INSTRUCTOR (SUMMERVILLE & MONCKS CORNER LOCATIONS)

DESCRIPTION:

The Assistant Chief Flight Instructor is a key position in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 141 flight training program. The Assistant Chief plays a critical, contributing role to ensure that students successfully move along their path toward becoming successful pilots.

• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree
• CFI and CFII certificate with current 2nd class medical
• Minimum 1000 hours pilot in command time and remaining hours of experience as referenced in FAR 141.36 for all Private, Instrument and Commercial courses.

Check out this opportunity:

https://flycraftchs.com/careers/
#charlestonsc #jobs
#aviation #generalaviation #gearup #pilotlifestyle #aviationlifestyle #pilotsofinstagram #aviationlovers #instaaviation #pilot #iloveflying #pilots #pilotlife #iloveflying #gearup — at CRAFT Flight Training and Simulation.
Join the CRAFT team and our Charleston Riverdogs as we help support non-profits in the aviation community. Scan the QR code or use the link below to purchase tickets. $2 from every ticket sale will go to these non-profits:

Lowcountry Aerospace Academy , Women in Aviation, Palmetto Pride Chapter , Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. National Office , Civil Air Patrol

See you at the ballpark!

https://offer.fevo.com/delmarva-shorebirds-p2h7ckg-8bf18aa?fevoUri=delmarva-shorebirds-p2h7ckg-8bf18aa%2F
CSU student Kaleigh is a Private Pilot! And just in the nick of time before the clouds rolled in. @flyingbucs
The scholarship deadline is approaching quickly! Get your application in by April 30!

Elevate your lifestyle! Located at KCHS and KDYB airports, CRAFT specializes in modern Diamond aircraft and using a full-motion Redbird simulator in conjunction with our airplanes, allowing our customers learn to fly quickly and at a reduced cost.

Operating as usual

05/19/2022

Congratulations to CSU Students Amelia and Leo on becoming Private Pilots!! Go bucs!

05/17/2022

Couple of checkride passes to celebrate in the last few days! Congratulations!! Great job all!

05/11/2022

Join the CRAFT team and our Charleston Riverdogs as we help support non-profits in the aviation community. Scan the QR code or use the link below to purchase tickets. $2 from every ticket sale will go to these non-profits:

Lowcountry Aerospace Academy , Women in Aviation, Palmetto Pride Chapter , Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. National Office , Civil Air Patrol

See you at the ballpark!

https://offer.fevo.com/delmarva-shorebirds-p2h7ckg-8bf18aa?fevoUri=delmarva-shorebirds-p2h7ckg-8bf18aa%2F

05/10/2022

Congratulations to Robert on completing the GoJet Rotor Transition Program (RTP) and getting his Instrument and Multi-Engine ratings at CRAFT!

05/07/2022

Congratulations to the newest Private Pilot Alexandria!!

05/04/2022

Congrats to Alyx on passing his Private Pilot checkride and to Jon-Michael on his first solo!

05/04/2022

Lifestyle Aviation Open House Event at Atlantic Aviation KCHS - Saturday, May 7th

We are excited to be partnering with LifeStyle Network to bring this Open House event to life. You'll be able to check out the DA62 and DA40 NG, sit in the spacious cabins, and experience the difference of the Jet-A burning Diamond Aircraft!

Our team will be ready to answer any questions you may have, talk through various aircraft access options, and help you learn more about the DiamondShare program -- as well as discussing flight training options with CRAFT Flight Training!

What: Open House with Lifestyle Aviation
Where: Atlantic Aviation, Charleston International Airport (CHS) - 6060 S. Aviation Ave. Suite 99, North Charleston, SC 29406
When: Saturday - May 7th from 11AM to 3PM

The event will be held on the Atlantic Aviation ramp from 11AM to 3PM this Saturday, May 7th. Bring your pilot friends along!

05/01/2022

Four successful checkrides in the past 2 days! CSU Students Ryan, Olivia and Brooke are Private Pilots! John (not pictured) is a Multi-Engine pilot!

04/28/2022

Congratulations Daniela on her first solo!!✈️

Photos from CRAFT Flight Training and Simulation's post 04/28/2022

Congratulations to Ron on passing his Instrument checkride!!

04/28/2022

***NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY***

ASSISTANT FLIGHT CHIEF INSTRUCTOR (SUMMERVILLE & MONCKS CORNER LOCATIONS)

DESCRIPTION:

The Assistant Chief Flight Instructor is a key position in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 141 flight training program. The Assistant Chief plays a critical, contributing role to ensure that students successfully move along their path toward becoming successful pilots.

• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree
• CFI and CFII certificate with current 2nd class medical
• Minimum 1000 hours pilot in command time and remaining hours of experience as referenced in FAR 141.36 for all Private, Instrument and Commercial courses.

Check out this opportunity:

https://flycraftchs.com/careers/

— at CRAFT Flight Training and Simulation.

04/27/2022

Join the CRAFT team and our Charleston Riverdogs as we help support non-profits in the aviation community. Scan the QR code or use the link below to purchase tickets. $2 from every ticket sale will go to these non-profits:

Lowcountry Aerospace Academy , Women in Aviation, Palmetto Pride Chapter , Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. National Office , Civil Air Patrol

See you at the ballpark!

https://offer.fevo.com/delmarva-shorebirds-p2h7ckg-8bf18aa?fevoUri=delmarva-shorebirds-p2h7ckg-8bf18aa%2F

04/27/2022

CSU student Kaleigh is a Private Pilot! And just in the nick of time before the clouds rolled in. @flyingbucs

Timeline photos 04/27/2022

The scholarship deadline is approaching quickly! Get your application in by April 30!

SCAA's Scholarship Program is accepting applications for the 2022 cycle now through April 30, 2022.
The objective of the scholarship fund is to promote the aviation industry in South Carolina. In recent years, awarded scholarships have been provided at a level of $1,000.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students must be recommended by a member in good standing with SCAA.

Get full details and requirements: https://bit.ly/2XJJb1C
Download an application: https://bit.ly/37iNQ1s

04/26/2022

Did you know you can earn college credit WHILE building flight hours?

Our partnership with Purdue Global University allows you to get college credit for your certificates and ratings, and a 20% discount on tuition! Watch the webinar or contact us for more details.

Here are the upcoming start dates for 2022:

- MAY 18TH
- AUGUST 3RD
- OCTOBER 19TH

Get More Information Here:
http://aviation.purdueglobal.edu/

04/25/2022

Congrats to a few recent checkride passes:
✈️John - Instrument
✈️Jess - Private
✈️ Alex - Private (not pictured)

04/22/2022

Is financing the biggest reason that you haven't started flight training yet?

We offer financing through Flight Training Finance that is:
- AFFORDABLE - One monthly payment
- EASY - CRAFT Flight Training is already a partner!
- FLEXIBLE - Pick a training schedule and repayment term that works for you
- FAST - Approval within 24 hours
- SAFE - No hidden fees, you don't pay for training you don't receive

Learn more at: https://flycraftchs.com/financing/

04/22/2022

Please welcome the newest member to the CRAFT team! Cole Briggs recently obtained his CFI at CRAFT. Cole attended the University of Kentucky and moved to Charleston upon graduation. After a few years in the business world and after winning a Discovery Flight at CRAFT, he decided to pursue his lifelong dream of being a pilot. After the initial flight, Cole went on to earn all of his ratings at CRAFT and is excited to be a flight instructor and teach! Outside of aviation, he enjoys boating, spending time with friends/family, and traveling.

04/21/2022

Congratulations to Todd on his first solo and Marc on obtaining his Instrument rating! Good job guys!!👏

04/21/2022

Emmanuel Gives His Take on the CRAFT Summer Flight Camp

LOOKING FOR AN ADVENTURE THIS SUMMER?

How about a two-week youth flight camp? The goal is your first solo flight and being prepared to take the FAA Knowledge Test (aka - two HUGE steps to getting your PRIVATE PILOT LICENSE)!

CRAFT Flight Training & Simulation is offering two 2-week sessions this summer (one in June and one in July) for their SUMMER FLIGHT CAMP.

ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT - REGISTER TODAY!

To learn more, visit https://flycraftchs.com/summer-camp

04/13/2022

Congratulations Jenny on passing your Instrument checkride!!

04/12/2022

Congratulations to CSU student Karleigh on passing her Private Pilot checkride!!

04/09/2022

Hope to see y’all tomorrow!

The moment you've all been waiting for!!! 🤩

Which emoji describes your excitement best? Drop it in the comments below! 👇👇

Photos from Joint Base Charleston's post 04/07/2022

Photos from Joint Base Charleston's post

04/07/2022

We had a great turnout for our grass field training day at the Holly Hill airport last Sunday! Six students, working closely with our CRAFT CFIs, experienced the challenge of takeoff and landings from a grass field, putting those seldom-used skills to the test! We thank the Holly Hill Airport for hosting us. We will plan another training event for later this year!

Timeline photos 04/05/2022

Get your applications in for Aviation Scholarships by April 30!

SCAA's Scholarship Program is accepting applications for the 2022 cycle now through April 30, 2022.
The objective of the scholarship fund is to promote the aviation industry in South Carolina. In recent years, awarded scholarships have been provided at a level of $1,000.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students must be recommended by a member in good standing with SCAA.

Get full details and requirements: https://bit.ly/2XJJb1C
Download an application: https://bit.ly/37iNQ1s

04/01/2022

NORTH CAROLINA PILOTS: What are you doing this Sunday, April 3rd? The Diamond Aircraft DA50 RG is coming to North Carolina for the FIRST time EVER and you're invited to come check it out!

What: DA50 RG Static Demo Event feat. Matt & Robin from Diamondo Earthrounding!
Where: Tac Air Raleigh-Durham, Raleigh-Durham International Airport
1750 E International Dr, Morrisville, NC 27560
When: Sunday, April 3rd from 11AM to 3PM ET

We are excited to be hosting Matt and Robin from the Diamondo Earthrounding team and their beautiful DA50 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

You'll be able to check out the DA50 RG, sit in the spacious cabin (spoiler alert: she's a lot bigger than most people think!), and talk firsthand to two pilots who are flying the DA50 RG around the WORLD!

Our team will be ready to answer any questions you may have, talk through various aircraft access options, and help you learn more about the DiamondShare program as well.

The event will be held at TAC Air RDU from 11AM to 3PM on Sunday.

Will we be seeing you there? To RSVP, drop a comment below!

03/30/2022

Time to say C-Ya to CRAFT CFI Scott Maroulis as he moved on to Republic Airways! We scooped him up from ATP, and he was an amazing addition to our team. He flew 640 hours in the short amount of time he worked with us and had 23 checkride passes!! Congratulations Scott, Blue skies and tailwinds!

03/28/2022

Congratulations Braxton on your first solo!!✈️🎊

03/28/2022

Congratulations to CRAFT CFI William Saunders on getting his CFI-I!!

AirExpo - 628th Force Support Squadron - Joint Base Charleston 03/26/2022

AirExpo - 628th Force Support Squadron - Joint Base Charleston

Join CRAFT at the JB Charleston Air Show April 9th-10th. They are opening the gates and inviting everyone with a parking pass to enjoy a free, weekend-long event packed full of entertainment. Come out and see dynamic aerial displays, memorable planes, our Diamond DA42, and the world-renowned Blue Angels!

https://www.jbcharleston.com/airexpo#:~:text=Welcome%20to%20the%20Joint%20Base,the%20world%2Drenowned%20Blue%20Angels!

AirExpo - 628th Force Support Squadron - Joint Base Charleston Joint Base Charleston Independence Day celebration is held each year on the last Friday of June on the JB Charleston Weapons Station on Locklear Park. This family event features live stage music, fun activities for the kids, local food vendors and culminates with an impressive fireworks display that...

03/25/2022

WHAT IS THE CRAFT MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM?

Membership is required of all students who are not part of an accelerated program.

CRAFT charges a monthly membership fee of $50 which covers administrative, facility, and other operating costs. All collected fees are non-refundable; however, if you choose to leave CRAFT, the recurring monthly fee can be canceled.

For military members (including Active, Reserve, Guard, retired, or honorably discharged veterans), law enforcement, and first responders, we offer both reduced membership rates ($40 per month) as well as reduced aircraft rental rates. Please be prepared to show proof of status (CAC, retired ID, DD-214, police/fire department credentials, or W-2/pay stub) to receive these special rates.

As a CRAFT member, you get a one-hour credit for Redbird simulator time per month that you can use towards your training or proficiency – a $70 value! We also conduct monthly “Chock Talks” which provides members an opportunity to receive free ground training on an aviation topic that they can log as training received from our AGI or CFIs.

For more answers to questions like this visit https://flycraftchs.com/faqs/

Our Story

We love aviation and want to share our passion with you!

CRAFT Flight Training and Simulation is a veteran owned flight training center located on the General Aviation ramp of Charleston International Airport (KCHS). CRAFT is committed to providing unparalleled customer service and access to modern training aircraft and simulator technology. Our passionate and knowledgeable Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs), and cost-effective training programs will help you achieve your aviation goals.

Flight schools are great at helping students to achieve ratings, but they sometimes fall short in providing opportunities to regularly use those ratings in their daily lives. At CRAFT, using those hard-earned ratings to enhance your lifestyle is the goal. CRAFT’s expanding modern aircraft fleet, centered around the superior Diamond Aircraft platform, provides opportunities to rent and use aircraft your family would be proud to fly. Elevate your lifestyle!

Beginning your aviation journey is easy – just call, email or submit your training inquiry on our Contact Us page and we will work with you to find the right training path to meet your schedule and goals.

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6060 S Aviation Rd, Ste 109
North Charleston, SC
29406

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Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
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