Our History

Flying High for Over 35 Years!

Carter Flygare, Inc (CFI) has been helping students learn to fly since 1982. Starting with a single low-time Cessna 172 (N738KC - updated and still in use today!), the fleet eventually grew to 16 aircraft. Currently, we have 10 aircraft in our fleet.

We moved to the Sacramento Executive Airport terminal building in 1992 and have been helping students from the top floor ever since.

Our instructors have guided over 600 students to achieve their private pilot, commercial or ATP certificates. Many have gone on to successful careers as pilots for commercial legacy and regional carriers, charter operations, corporate flying, military, and many other industries.

CFI.com was one of the first flight schools on the web and we continue to lead the way with our latest modernization in 2017.

We truly cherish helping folks of all ages, from all walks of life, achieve their dream of flying. We hope that you'll trust us to help you become a safe, proficient pilot as we have with so many of our previous students.

Call (916) 427-7707, stop by or send us a message today!