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Florida's Premier Flight Training Experience

Memberships as low as $59/mo

No buy-in or maintenance fees!

Our Vision
Florida Flight training

Sarasota Aero Club was founded by local instructors and pilots who saw the need for top quality instruction and rental aircraft, all at an affordable price.  


With the costs of rental aircraft rising to new highs, our founding members all felt the burden of having to find a way to pay for flight training to acheive our dreams.  The solution....

Our Aircraft
Rental Aircraft

With one of the best maintained fleets in Florida, Sarasota Aero Club has safe, capable, fun aircraft available to fly when you want on your schedule.


Click below to see all of our aircraft and current rates.

Our Instructors
FAA Gold Seal | CFI | CFI-I | MEI | AGI
Sarasota Flight Instructors, gold seal flight instructor

At Sarasota Aero we have made it a priority to have only the best instructors work with our members. No matter where you travel in Florida, you will not find a more positive, energetic, and knowledgeable group of flight instructors.  

Whatever your aviation goals, we have instructors available to teach at all levels.


Welcome to Sarasota Aero Club

World Class Flight Training


When people think of Sarasota, FL, they think of World Class.  That is exactly what you will find at Sarasota Aero Club.  Here, we make it our top priorities to offer the best flying lessons, with the best aircraft, and all at the best prices in the Sarasota / Tampa Bay area.  Our membership is made up of student and private pilots from the local area including North Port, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Venice, Sarasota, Bradenton, and Tampa.


All of our aircraft are hangered at the Venice Municipal airport on Venice Island.  Flying from the Venice airport gives us the ability to train in a highly convenient environment without large commercial jet traffic or intensive radio communication, and when necessary, easily make the short hop over to Sarasota International Airport or Punta Gorda to give our members the opportunity to also train in a high traffic environment.  


One of the toughest things about flying is not knowing how to get started. At Sarasota Aero Club, it is easier than you think. We will guide you each step of the way to finding the right path for you in aviation. We offer a variety of services which include:

  • Flight Training 

    • Private Pilot Training,

    • Instrument (IFR) Training,

    • Commercial Pilot Training,

    • CFI training through CFI | CFI-I | and MEI

    • Multi-engine Services,

    • Discovery Flights,

    • Ferry Flights,

    • Advanced Instruction

      • High Performance, Complex, Tailwheel, Spin and Upset Recovery, Aerobatics​

Our Flight School is FAA Part 61 and is designed to provide you the most professional and structured flight training experience possible. We have programs available to fit all needs, some of which include housing options for international students looking to complete flight training here in Venice.

We are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year with the exception of a few holidays.


Our instructors are some of the best you will find in the country. Fully FAA certified with thousands of hours of combined experience. We understand the joy of flying and the power of being able to go where you want, when you want. We can help fulfil your dreams of getting into the air the quickest and easiest way possible.  


CONTACT US Today to set up your first Flight Lesson and a personal planning session to look at all of your aviation options!

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