Cornerstone Aviation

Utah's premier flight school.

Combining years of aviation experience and modern equipment with a fun and friendly operation that trains you from start to finish, with No Contracts, No Deposits or Penalties.

CSA was founded to create a Flight Training Center that focuses on safety, proficiency and professionalism. CSA is far more than just a flight school. Our entire company is based around the goal of Excellence in Aviation Education. Rather than simply train pilots for check-rides, CSA educates and molds each student into safe, competent pilots capable of flying in the real world with their own families on board.

New reduced FAA hour requirement:

CSA is a FAA approved part 141 flight school, which means we are audited by the FAA for quality of training and safe operations vs. only a part 61 school. This means there are less total hour requirements to complete all of your flight courses vs. a non-approved part 61 flight school. Example:  A part 61 flight school requires a minimum of 250 hours for a Commercial license.  Cornerstone has an FAA Commercial reduced hour curriculum that could allow a student to complete a Commercial License in 183 hours. That is a lot of savings! 

Professional instructors with experience:

We have over 20 Instructors and modern aircraft to accommodate any students schedule.  We are open 7 days a week and you can begin your training immediately. CSA offers real world guidence because many of our instructors are former airline and corporate pilots. We also employ retired Air Traffic Controllers that teach correct phraseology to help pilots and controllers work together.


CSA has locations in Salt Lake City and Ogden:

You can fly out of towered airports for real world experience. Flying out of ATC towered airports increases safety and teaches the student how to communicate with ATC on a daily basis. This delivers pilots that are more comfortable with communication to ATC and learning proper aviation terminology.

Modern aircraft and equipment:

The CSA fleet has the New Generation of Cessna 172sp aircraft with advanced Glass flight decks. These are larger and heavier than light sport aircraft and therefore are more stable in turbulence and a better platform for advanced training. The C172 is a safe and proven aircraft. The airframe has been in operation for over 70 years and is one of the most trusted and common training aircraft in history. New Generation, Rotax powered, Tecnam PO6T Twin Engine Aircraft. We have several in the fleet and all have Garmin Glass flight decks. Redbird Advanced Aviation Training Device simulators. These flight training devices save you money and help to advance your training quickly. You will spend less time learning procedures in the aircraft, which can cost more. 

Our Partners:

SkyWest, Envoy, Liberty University, and Trans States have all partnered with CSA to offer the absoute best in training. No matter what your end goal is, these programs will put you on the fast track to reaching your goal of becoming a professional pilot. As an added bonus, our partners offer between $12,000 and $30,000 in signing bonuses to help offset the cost of your training. With CSA, you will succeed!

Inside Cornerstone Aviation

What makes Cornerstone Aviation the best choice for your aviation career training? At CSA we are determined to offer the absolute best in flight training to our students. We take great pride in seeing our students succeed and accomplish their aviation goals.

Choosing to pursue a career in aviation is wonderful. The ability to fly, go where you want to go, and make money while doing it is truly rewarding. Every day can be an adventure. We understand you will have questions about the industry before, during and after your training. No need to worry. CSA can guide you every step of the way.

CSA partnerships will put you on the fast track to success.

CSA Has More To Offer

Pilot Pathway to Piedmont Airlines

This program allows you to flight train with CSA, leading you to a fast track job at Piedmont Airlines and guaranteed flow-through to American Airlines.

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CSA Aircraft Maintenance

With over 45 years combined of expert aircraft maintenance experience, we offer quality service and competitive rates.

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Schedule Your Flight

At CSA, you can book your flight 24 hours a day online. Or call our office at (801) 355-2244.

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Contact CSA

Ogden Phone: (801) 622-1222
SLC Phone: (801) 355-2244
fax: (848) 260-3565

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Real words from real students and pilots!
  • "From flying a Tecnam at Cornerstone to an Airbus at Frontier! Thanks Cornerstone Aviation for Everything!"
    Andrew CaterAndrew CaterFrontier Airlines
  • "I'm working to earn a private pilot license and am enjoying the CSA training immensely. I've been pleased with the quality of instruction provided thus far by the very professional Cornerstone team. Once I have my PPL, I plan to stay with Cornerstone and work on an instrument rating. I'm learning to fly purely for fun, but under Cornerstone's FAA-approved Part 141 program I feel as if I'm training toward becoming an airline pilot. I like that, because I want friends and family to feel safe when I take them flying."
  • "As a past instructor for CSA, I am so appreciative for all I have learned. Now I am with Skywest and loving every minute of it."
    Cam HowellCam HowellSkywest