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Tennessee Flight Training opens at Shelbyville Municipal Airport

Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 9:30 am

NASHVILLE, March 12, 2024—A new pilot training facility is now open at Shelbyville Municipal Airport. Tennessee Flight Training recently began operations at the location and will host a grand opening to welcome the community and provide information on how to launch a career as a pilot.

The grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony with elected officials and members of the business community will take place on Friday, March 22, at 10 a.m. Those interested in learning more about becoming a pilot or taking a facility tour are also welcome. The facility is located at 2828 US-231, Shelbyville.

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 new location at Shelbyville Municipal Airport (SYI) features new aircraft and a remodeled space for student pilots and their instructors to conduct ground training.

“We’re thrilled to be joining the many businesses and organizations that call Shelbyville home,” said Chris Erlanson, president of Tennessee Flight Training. “Pilots are in-demand, and we’re excited to provide a local path to those who want to make this their career, or who simply want to take to the skies as a personal or business pursuit. No matter the end goal, flying from Shelbyville Municipal Airport is another fantastic way to make that a reality.”

Tennessee Flight Training offers a range of customized options – from recreational to career pilot training – at a pace that fits each student’s needs. An FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) can provide a personalized training path based on the student’s schedule. In addition, financing options are available.

The FAA requires at least 40 hours of flight training to receive a private pilot certificate, and the national average for completing the training is 60-70 hours over the course of several months. After receiving their initial certificate, pilots can continue training and receive instrument and multi-engine ratings as well as commercial and airline transport pilot licenses.

“Flying an airplane is an experience unlike any other, with amazing opportunities to travel to places near and far. 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.

More information about Tennessee Flight Training is available at or by calling the Shelbyville location at (931) 909-6509.

About Tennessee Flight Training

Established in 2010, Tennessee Flight Training provides affordable flight instruction from award-winning, FAA-certified instructors and offers state-of-the-art equipment. Its flight training facilities are located at Nashville International Airport (BNA) and throughout the state, including Maury County (MRC), Shelbyville (SYI), Crossville (CSV) and Cleveland (RZR). More information is available at

This press release was provided by Jeff Krinks, Prufrock Communications.