In celebration of national “Learn to Fly” month in May, Tennessee Flight Training is hosting a series of open house events at all five of its locations across the state, including Nashville International Airport (BNA) on Thursday, May 16, 2024, from 5 to 7 p.m. Aspiring pilots will have the opportunity to take a tour, meet experienced pilots and instructors, and learn the steps to achieving a rewarding career in aviation.

The flight school is located at Nashville International Airport, 801 Hangar Lane, Hangar #7, on the general aviation side of the airport off Donelson Pike. More information is available at

“With the airline industry continuing to face pilot shortages in the near-term, now is the perfect time to launch a career in aviation,” said Chris Erlanson, president of Tennessee Flight Training. “It’s easy to get started and train at your own pace. And with financing options available, it allows anyone to make their dreams of being a pilot a reality.”

Tennessee Flight Training – one of the nation’s preeminent flight schools – has been headquartered at Nashville International Airport (BNA) for nearly 15 years and has served over 3,000 student pilots. The company is hosting open house events at the following locations and times (subject to change):

  • Crossville Memorial Airport (CSV): Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT
  • Maury County Regional Airport (MRC): Tuesday, May 14, 5 to 7 p.m. CDT
  • Nashville International Airport (BNA): Thursday, May 16, 5 to 7 p.m. CDT
  • Shelbyville Municipal Airport (SYI): Tuesday, May 21, 5 to 7 p.m. CDT
  • Cleveland Regional Jetport (RZR): Thursday, May 23, 5 to 7 p.m. EDT

Customized to the student’s schedule, Tennessee Flight Training offers dynamic instruction that leads student pilots from novice to the highest levels of certification in two to three years. This training method provides a valuable alternative for those who prefer not to spend the time and money seeking a college degree, which is not required to become a professional pilot.

Tennessee Flight Training offers an Introductory Flight Lesson, giving aspiring aviators a chance to take the controls of a real airplane and see the world from a whole new perspective. In many cases, an Introductory Flight Lesson is the catalyst for would-be pilots, giving them a glimpse of how exciting a career in aviation can be.

Consistently recognized by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) for its high standard of accomplishment, Tennessee Flight Training offers a range of customized options – from recreational to career pilot training – at a pace that fits each student’s needs. Some of the student comments from a recent AOPA survey include:

“Tennessee Flight Training is simply amazing at what they do. Their instructors are top-notch and guide their students toward excellence. Safety is always the number 1 priority, and every time I walk in the front door I feel at home.”

“Tennessee Flight Training has been an incredible place to start and pursue my flight training. The staff has always been kind and professional from the office staff to the maintenance crew to the flight instructors. My instructor has gone above and beyond to make sure I was prepared for my checkrides. He introduced me to many resources I never would have known about that made me a much more well-rounded pilot.”

“Tennessee Flight Training has been my one and only choice for flight training for the past 5 years, even though there are multiple other schools in my area.”

“I could not have asked for a better flight school to pursue my training. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.”

Tennessee Flight Training is dedicated to providing an affordable path for pilot training by maintaining a tuition partnership with Flight Training Finance. This allows pilots-in-training to receive merit-based financing, which enables borrowers to take up to eight lessons for less than $500 per month. With wages for commercial pilots continuing to grow, the return on investment for aspiring pilots has an extremely high upside.

“Flying an airplane is an experience unlike any other, and it can lead to a high-paying career with amazing opportunities. If you have always dreamed of becoming a pilot, or you’re thinking about a career change, this is a great time to get started. The skies are calling!” Erlanson said.