Advanced Flight Training

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Training done where you are, in the convenience of your airplane, learning the skills you need.

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About Us

Professional, insurance-approved recurrent and transition flight training presented in Piper M600, M500, M350, Meridian, Mirage, Malibu, Matrix, Navajo, Cessna 340, 414, 421, and Aerostars

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About the Instructor

Jerry received the Private Pilot Certificate in 1972 at the age of 18, the CFI in 1975 and initial ATP in 1983. He has spent the bulk of his career in flying, whether in charter, corporate or as a flight instructor (with an additional stint as a DC-3 co-pilot). He became qualified to fly the Cessna 402 and 414 as a charter pilot in 1982. He flew Navajos from 1985 – 1993 as a charter pilot, and Aerostars from 1985 to 1995 as a charter pilot and corporate pilot. He has been conducting transition and recurrent training in high performance and complex aircraft on a full time basis since 1997 (with the exception of 3 1/2 years as a production test pilot and charter pilot. 


I had a great three day training experience with Jerry Sharp at Advanced Flight Training. I feel very comfortable with the plane and his training showed me a few tips on the GTN Radios that I didn’t know despite having about 1000 hours already behind the units. Having trained in multiple airplanes over the years with many different trainers I found Jerry to be a great teacher and I would encourage you to recommend him to any of your customers.


Jerry, 90% of the training I received from you was used in the last 15 minutes of the flight. The training that I have received from you over the years clearly made a difference on September 10. As difficult as it could have been, it really was a walk in the park. I want to thank you for giving me the tools, and training to save my life. On behalf of my wife Melanie, son Brett, daughters Alexa, and Morgan their utmost thanks for being an integral part of giving their husband, and father the knowledge to come home to give them another hug and kiss. Thank you!

D. Hirschberger

I have used Jerry Sharp twice for my recurrent training. Jerry knows more about the Piper Meridian than anyone else I have trained with. I am sure his vast knowledge of the Meridian is due to the fact he is a former production test pilot for Piper. Jerry’s hands-on experience with the Meridian makes training with him an enlightening experience. I would highly recommend him to any one who wants to really learn more about their Meridian and how to fly it safely.