My name is David Smith and I completed my Private Pilot’s license at Sunrise Aviation. I was awarded the James C. Ray Scholarship through Sun ‘n Fun and I chose to do my flight training at Sunrise Aviation. The reason I chose Sunrise, was because of how professional they were, how organized they were, and how they were able to answer all the questions I had. Everyone who works there is extremely friendly and they actually want to get to know you instead of just providing flight training. Sunrise has very well trained CFIs who also want to get to know you as a person, which is very important. They provide a family type environment that helps you as a student to excel in your training. If you are looking for an amazing flight school to start off your career as a pilot, I highly recommend Sunrise Aviation to get you there.



Sunrise Aviation is proud to be the exclusive flight training provider for Polk State College at the historic Lakeland-Linder Airport – home to the internationally famous EAA Sun-n-Fun Fly-in.  Polk State offers accredited degree programs in Professional Pilot Science, Aerospace Administration, Aviation Maintenance Administration – and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Sciences.

If you are a degree-seeking student – or interested in an exciting career in professional aviation – please explore the many opportunities at today!