Premier Flight Training School

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CAVU Flight Academy is the premier flight training school and the newest FAA Part 141 Flight School in Wisconsin. Located at the Appleton International Airport (ATW), CAVU Flight Academy has the state of the art training program and Flight Simulator to get your career and flying dreams off the ground!

You can earn an associate or bachelor’s degree online while completing your flight training with CAVU Flight Academy!

CAVU is also a home to local campus for Utah Valley University with student financial assistance available for flying or building a career in aviation. Our aircraft fleet is all well maintained and we are proud to use a Flight Simulator for basic and advanced instruction. Our highly trained and experienced instructors represent thousands of hours of flight experience to make your learning, safe, cost-effective and enjoyable.

Aircraft Rental & Sales

All CAVU Flight Academy aircrafts are available for rent and for sale! Our licensed professionals at can help you buy or sell an aircraft.

Aircraft Rental

  • C172SP: $130/hr
  • C172P: $120/hr

Discovery Flights are also available to the general public so that prospective aviators can experience an actual flight lesson! Two different flight experiences are available, starting at $99.

Discovery Flight

  • $99 for 1/2 hr
  • $219 for 1 hr

Discover the excitement of flight!

Located inside Platinum Flight Center, N259 Ares Dr. Appleton, WI 54914, CAVU Flight Academy provides students with top-notch, quality instruction for those who want to fly for recreational or professional/commercial purposes. In addition, CAVU  offers training for CFI, CFII and certification.

Contact Us!

For more info, contact Tom Dahlstrom, CFI, CFII, MEI at [email protected] or call us at (920) 738-3031 and visit our website.

“Tom Dahlstrom has created a safe and relaxed atmosphere to ensure I get the most out of each lesson. Having a confident and knowledgeable instructor has made all the difference.” Travis Schinke