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KCXE Tower KCXE Tower

This tower at Chase City Municipal Airport (KCXE) is one of only two operational in the US from the VFR flying days in the ’20s.

From C152 to Beechcraft T-6 Texan II From C152 to Beechcraft T-6 Texan II

Some incredible news from Empire Aviation student Connor McClanahan who wrote to let us know he “soloed the Beechcraft T-6 Texan II last month!” Connor started his flight training at Empire Aviation while a high school student and paid for all his lessons from after school jobs.

1959 Piper Tri-Pacer 1959 Piper Tri-Pacer

Would you like to ride … in a 1959 Piper Tri-Pacer? N2975Z is a beautifully restored PIPER PA-22-150 Tri-Pacer.

Taking Flight Taking Flight

Empire Aviation’s Flight School is featured in this August 2017 article by Kathy Wolford of the Oxford Public Ledger.

Ground School Visits NCDOT & RDU Flight Services Ground School Visits NCDOT & RDU Flight Services

Our Winter 2017 Private Pilot Ground School visited the NCDOT Division of Aviation and the Raleigh FSS on February 28, 2017.

TSA Flight Training Documents for US and Foreign Citizens TSA Flight Training Documents for US and Foreign Citizens

A reminder that the TSA requires all flight students show evidence of US citizenship or have approval under the Alien Flight Student Program prior to receiving any flight training. Please verify we have the appropriate information on file in the office. […]

IFR Flight Training Packages

Adding an Instrument Rating to your private certificate is challenging and no small accomplishment … but the benefits are tremendous. From a practical standpoint, if you are using an airplane for point to point transportation, it allows you to fly on days when the weather is less than perfect (i.e. into IMC or instrument […]

Frequently Asked Questions

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Breakdown of hourly costs for aircraft rental, instruction and supplies.

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Pilot Certifications

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