Learn To Fly

Flight Training

We offer primary through advanced flight training and many add-ons.

Aircraft Rental

Whether you need to build flight time or just want to take a trip, we have the aircraft for your needs.

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Who We Are

BFC is the only flight school at Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport.
BFC is a FAA approved Part 61 Flight School with a CATS testing room.
We are proud to be a locally owned, family-run avaition business since 2005.
BFC has a complete maintenance department staffed by 3 A&P technicians.


When it comes to flight training we have EVERYTHING! We train in some of the busiest airspace in the area giving you a competitive edge on communications. Our Redbird FMX allows us to customize training to your specific needs. Our experienced staff of instructors can take you from start to finish...from the beginning levels through advanced training. When it comes to aircraft, we have you covered. Whether owning, renting, or partnerships, our staff of highly skilled professionals are proud to assist you every step of the way.

Aviation Services

Pilot Services

Let our pilots fly you to your next destination. If you need a pilot, we have one.


Turn-Key Management

You own the plane. We do everything else…maintenance, planning, even flying if you choose.

Aircraft Procurement

Looking to purchase a plane or shared ownership? We’ll put our relationships to work and match you with the right plane for the mission and the cost.

What You’re Saying About Us

Best pilots around!! Watch out for Greg’s landings though if you have back problems fly with AJ. Just kidding, Greg was my primary instructor and I am alive three years later. 46330 is my favorite airplane please don’t scratch her.

Charley B.


This is a top notch flight training facility.  From the moment I contacted trainer Woody Sellers, the experience has been fantastic…If you’re in Alabama and wanting to learn how to fly, this is your place.  Not ready to commit? Just go by for an introductory flight.  I promise, you won’t regret it.

Will L.


It was a great experience both for myself as a parent and my twelve year old who enjoyed the private time with an instructor.

Groupon User


“The instructor pilot was very generous with his time. This Groupon was the perfect opportunity for my father to check out flying and have a clear idea of whether or not he’d like to spend the money to get his license. The helpfulness of the instructor made us much more likely to take lessons at this location rather than another airport. The staff were all friendly and helpful and the experience was absolutely fantastic.”

Groupon User


I had a great time and I recommend it to anyone considering flying lessons. Thank you BFC and Lee Pelkey the flight instructor.

Groupon User


We had a splendid adventure at BFC. Our flight instructor, Woody, was very professional. My husband is now considering completing the training, one of his lifelong dreams. Thanks BFC for giving us a great flight.”

Groupon User


Meet Our Team


Steven Pickett

CEO / Chief Pilot

Greg Floyd

Director of Operations | ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI, IGI

Freeman Blakney


David Kemph


Jason Rucker


Jon Stanczak


Come See Us

Our aim is to be the best at what we do while ensuring the future growth of quality aviators in the sky’s we share. Whether you are looking for an exciting hobby or preparing for a thrilling career change, we can guide your personal development with the utmost attention to safety and efficiency.