This is the most frequently asked question we get, and for good reason. Cost is a very important factor everyone needs to consider. This is why CSA has created this cost breakdown sheet for you to utilize. Always remember that there are plenty of scholarships you can find online, offered by numerous flight organizations. For help finding these scholarships, contact us and we will gladly assist you.

Enroll at CSA as a student and we will provide you with all the materials to get your license. Those materials included but are not limited to the following:

  • FAA medical examiner names and instructions to schedule your FAA physical and obtain Student Pilot Certificate.
  • The training kits appropriate to your license.
  • Rental folder
  • Member sign-in for on-line scheduling.
  • Obtain appropriate headset for airplane
  • Sign up for an FAA approved Part 141 formal ground school class or home study program.
  • Submit a copy of drivers license or school ID and birth certificate or passport to CSA (we must see the original)

This is a great question because we realize your time is very important. Our goal is to get you done as soon as possible with the absolute best flight training available. Have a look at this general outline we have created to get a sense of how the program timeline works.

You must get an airplane checkout from one of CSA’s flight instructors – Depending upon your experience level the flight time will vary.

When calling to schedule a checkout be prepared to come early to accomplish the following:

  • Fill out rental folder and Rental Agreement
  • Provide copies of pilot’s license, medical, renters insurance, driver license and passport/birth certificate
  • Airplane specific “open book” questionnaire – POH Review
  • Brief oral review of questionnaire with CFI
  • Get user name and password for My Flight Train Scheduler
  • TSA security badge for access to Airport ramps

It is the contract between the client and Cornerstone Aviation that must be read and signed by the client prior to renting an airplane for the first time. It specifies the rules and regulations concerning the rental and usage of the airplane.

It is like a mini check ride. The following must be accomplished:

  • Stall series
  • Slow flight
  • Steep turns
  • Short and soft field takeoffs and landings
  • Emergency and abnormal procedures

You must fly with CSA at least once every 90 days. On the 91st day you must fly with an instructor. We often get this question as well:

If I checkout in a C-172SP, do I need to do a check out separately in a C-172N?

No… just fill out the questionnaire on each airplane.

No. CSA will reimburse you for the number of gallons purchase at our rate (currently $5.15 /gallon as of 07/2015) which is subject to change. If you buy fuel at a location that is more expensive than that, it will be at your own expense.

CSA will not reimburse other expenses for the airplane that are not maintenance related. These expenses must be approved prior to service by CSA personnel: (owner of aircraft or management of CSA)

  • CESSNA 172SP (10) BASIC TRAINER – 180 HP
  • CESSNA 182
  • AVIAT Pitts Special (spin training only)

Yes. However, it is advisable to talk over a plan of action with the GM OR Chief Instructor first to get the most out of your training.

Restrictions vary depending upon circumstances. Speak with the GM or Chief Instructor.

Providing you have the proper CFI endorsements in your logbook and the CFI has signed a solo authorization form and it has been arranged beforehand that another CFI will check weather, etc… The answer is yes. But, you must follow program syllabus, and not just go joy riding.

YES, it is a CSA requirement with no exceptions. A copy of the flight plan must be left at the front desk.

Salt Lake City:

  • Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Sunday 10:00am – 3:00pm


  • Monday-Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sunday 11:00am – 3:00pm (Subject to change)

YES. Both locations have pilot shops and special-order items can also be purchased. If the item is a special order it must be paid for in advance.

24 hours in advance unless there are extenuating circumstances:  Weather, Illness, Maintenance

CSA is a certified CATS testing facility. All flight tests can be taken at both locations. The number for PSI is 1-844-704-1487.

Coordinate with your CFI to book the examiner for you.