CRAFT Flight Training and Simulation Opens New Summerville Training Location

CRAFT Flight Training and Simulation Opens New Summerville Training Location

SUMMERVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA - We are proud and excited to announce that CRAFT (Charleston Regional Accelerated Flight Training) has opened a new training center in Summerville. CRAFT Flight Training and Simulation, a veteran-owned flight school, has its new office located at the Summerville Airport on Greyback Rd. This location is the second one for CRAFT, with the first still operating on the General Aviation Ramp of the Charleston International Airport (KCHS). They are committed to providing aviators with all levels of experience access to modern training aircraft and simulator technology. CRAFT combines traditional, foundational principles of flight training with the latest in technology, providing you with a state-of-the-art experience. CRAFT offers flight training for all, including a Discovery Flight to find out if becoming a pilot is right for you!

Co-Owners Jay and Amanda Aldea, and Barry Emerson continue to make CRAFT the place where aviation dreams become reality. Jay has strong ties to the Lowcountry, having graduated from Summerville High School and the College of Charleston. He recently returned to Charleston with his wife, Amanda, after a successful career as a Naval Officer to share his passion for flying with others. Director of Flight Operations and Lead Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), Barry Emerson, has over 2000 hours and worked as an executive for 30 years but never lost his love for flying.

Whether you’re planning for a long-term career flying 787s for a major airline or live the dream of cruising the skies with your family for a trip in your own plane, CRAFT Flight Training and Simulation will help you get there. CRAFT provides access to the most modern, safest, and cost-effective training aircraft in General Aviation including their fleet of five Diamond aircraft. Their Summerville Training Center offers access to Cessna 172 and 150 aircraft and a Redbird TD2 Simulator, an FAA Approved Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD), onsite. Combining unparalleled customer service, modern training aircraft, passionate and knowledgeable flight instructors, and cost-effective, high-quality training programs, CRAFT equips you for whatever your aviation journey will be.

Located at 890 Greyback Rd, in Summerville, SC, the CRAFT team can meet with prospective pilots by appointment only. Visit their website at for more information.

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