COVID-19 Mitigation

Nashville Flight Training is—and always has been—firmly committed to the safety of our students and instructors. The COVID-19 pandemic has added new challenges to businesses of all types and sizes, and ours is no exception. However, we are taking the “aeronautical decision-making” (ADM) approach to ensure safe operations going forward.

Our goal is to prioritize both employee and student health concerns, while staying committed to our mission of providing the world-class flight training that our students have relied on for the past 10 years.

We continue to closely monitor recommendations by public health agencies and workplace safety experts, as we implement the following mitigation protocols:

  • Employee health and safety: We are taking extra precautions in our BNA offices to ensure surfaces are cleaned after every use and cleaning supplies/hand sanitizer are readily available for all employees as well as our students.
  • Employee and Student monitoring: Upon entry to our facilities, every employee, instructor, student and vendor will receive a temperature query and will also receive a certification questionnaire. This questionnaire will be used to certify that the entrant:
    • Or anyone in his/her household, has not knowingly been exposed to and/or contracted COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus.
    • Has not been in contact with anyone who has a fever and/or any symptoms resembling COVID-19 or Coronavirus.
    • Has not traveled to any foreign country within the last 30 days.
    • Does not have any symptoms resembling a virus, including cough and/or sneezing, fever, shortness of breath, aches and pains and/or fatigue.
    • Does not have a body temperature in excess of 99.9 degrees Fahrenheit nor has signs of a fever and has not had any signs of a fever within the past 14 days.
    • Is not currently on any medications, including fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines including acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen and/or any cough suppressants.
    • Agrees to wash hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water for 20 seconds upon entry to the facilities of Nashville Flight Training and agrees to wear a facemask while on-site.
    • Agrees to wipe commonly touched areas on both aircraft and simulators with sanitizing wipes at the beginning of every lesson. This includes, but is not limited to the control yoke, trim wheel, throttle, radio/GPS knobs, switches and door handles.
    • Agrees to maintain an adequate distance of 6 feet or more between self and any others while at Nashville Flight Training (NFT).
    • Agrees to no gatherings of more than 8 people in one physical place. In the event that the entrant encounters a space in which 8 or more are gathered, he/she will exit the building and wait until there is adequate space available.
    • Agrees to inform his/her instructor as well as all Nashville Flight Training staff in the event that he/she, or anyone in his/her household, becomes diagnosed with COVID-19. (NFT will keep this information confidential.)
    • Agrees to follow guidelines as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and to remain courteous and safe while at Nashville Flight Training.
    • Understands that entering the facilities and operating the aircraft at Nashville Flight Training is a risk and agrees to indemnify and hold Nashville Flight Training, its agents, employees, and affiliates harmless from and against any and all loss, liability, claim, demand, cause of action, attorneys’ fees and expense of any kind arising from entry of the NFT facilities, the use or possession of NFT’s aircraft, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees incurred by NFT to enforce any of its rights hereunder.
  • Employee and Student Quarantine: While our standard policy is to avoid canceling a student’s lesson if at all possible, we are encouraging both staff and students to remain in quarantine if they experience any symptoms resembling COVID-19.
  • Remote access to our educational platform: In the need to operate in remote locations, our staff is fully equipped to continue business as close to usual as possible. While there may be cases where we can’t fly an aircraft together, this initiative includes the ability to continue educating our students with ground lessons by utilizing video conferencing technology.
  • Ongoing customer communication: We will be regularly communicating with students about any changes to our workforce that may impact our ability to provide flight education. At this time, we do not anticipate disruption to students’ lessons. Should that change, we will be transparent about what we are doing and the impact that might have on students’ lessons and overall flight education.

In an effort to avoid the spread of misinformation about the Coronavirus COVID-19, the best resources to stay informed include:

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
World Health Organization

For the most up-to-date information about service availability or should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our staff at 615-366-9192.


Wishing you were airborne instead of stuck on the ground waiting for COVID-19 to go away?

Nashville Flight Training and the FAA are offering a way to use your time with great benefits – like FREE flight time!

Participate in the FAA WINGS Program! Visit:

Here’s how:

  2. Select WINGS courses that you are interested in.
  3. Take as many courses as you can with topics related to weather, decision making, accidents, VFR and IFR scenarios, regulations and many many more.

Whoever has the most WINGS credits between March 26 and when our school is back open will win one FREE hour of flight time! Second and third place win a book of their choice from Nashville Flight Training’s store (value up to $30).

Valid with active Nashville Flight Training students who have flown with NFT since January 1, 2020.



Your career is on the horizon. Elevate your options with Republic Airways.

RJet Day at Nashville Flight Training
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
801 Hangar Ln #7
Nashville, TN 37217

Stop by and chat with Republic Airways pilots and recruiters. Learn more about our industry leading contract, RJet Cadet program and more!

For more information, contact Gracen Stanczykiewicz,

Major Day

Thinking about a career at the major airlines? You will need a compass to guide you there!

Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. for Nashville Flight Training’s first ever “Major Day.”

Come learn from professional pilots who work at major airlines and gather tips and advice on how YOU can start a path towards the majors!

Almost every major airline represented!

POSTPONED–More Difficult Decisions: Choices and Consequences seminar


Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 7 p.m.


As Pilot in Command, you know that the decisions you make always have consequences. Sometimes, they can even mean the difference between life and death. Join the AOPA Air Safety Institute as we examine more “what would you do?” scenarios from our partners at PilotWorkshops in this season’s free seminar!

Register at

Take this opportunity to discuss, compare, and debate the decision options for the flight situations presented in the scenarios. It’s a great way to share aviation safety knowledge with seminar leaders and other attendees.

In this seminar you will:

  • Participate in interactive vignettes based on PilotWorkshops Mastery scenarios
  • Discuss, decide and debate your options with your fellow pilots and ASI’s presenters
  • Understand there is no easy or right answer
  • Increase your decision-making proficiency
  • Earn WINGS credit

Pre-registration is not required, but requested if possible.

Seminar location:
Nashville Flight Training
Nashville International Airport
801 Hangar Lane, Hangar #7
Nashville, TN 37217

Nashville Pilot Camp registration is now open!

Young, aspiring aviators will be taking flight at Nashville Pilot Camp, June 22-26. Registration is now open at, and space is limited.

Nashville Flight Training offers this unique experience, which includes interactive lessons, a tour of the Nashville International Airport control tower, training in a state-of-the-art flight simulator, and – the highlight for every camper – opportunities to take the controls of a real airplane in flight!

Participants learn science, technology, engineering and math concepts while making new friends and gaining valuable experience that could one day lead to a future career in aviation. The camp is geared towards ages 13-18.

“Our 18-year-old took pilot camp. It was amazing! He so enjoyed seeing the tower, the flight simulator and of course, flying!” said Kathryn Reitz, parent of a recent camper. “Wonderful job putting this together. He now has almost 5 hours logged in flight time. Many thanks!”

Every camp participant receives up to two full hours of FAA certified flight instruction in an actual airplane, one hour of flight training in an FAA certified flight simulator, as well as books, maps, and a camp T-shirt.

The camp is operated by Nashville Flight Training, an award-winning pilot-training school based at BNA. The school’s location offers access to the exciting atmosphere of commercial airliners and a variety of general aviation aircraft, allowing students the full scope of experience to fly in any airspace.

Nashville Flight Training was recently recognized as a Distinguished Flight School, a title given to high scoring flight schools from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s annual Flight Training Experience Survey.

8 week Accelerated Ground School – Monday January 6 thru Monday February 24, 2020

Nashville Flight Training has opened registration for their “Accelerated Ground School” for the general public. This course will focus on the oral component of the private pilot check ride and will be useful for students pursuing a private pilot license, those returning to flying, or those seeking a refresher course. All training may be applied toward the FAA requirements for a private pilot certification.

Each class will be one night per week – every Monday night from 6:30-8:30 running from Monday January 6, 13, 20, 27 and February 3, 10, 17, 24. The student will receive a total of 16 hours of ground school over those 8 classes.

Cost to the student: $599 (a $800 value) Adult students who bring their children (between 12 and 17) can register their child for an additional $249.

Topics Covered: Aircraft Systems, Airport Information, Airspace and Sectional, Radio Communications, Weather Analysis, Performance Calculations, Cross Country Planning

Registration is limited to 40 people and closes one week before the class begins.

No Refunds. Confirmation will be emailed to you upon registration. A registration packet will also be emailed to you 5 days before the class begins.



ADM: Three Letters to Save Your Life

Monday, Nov. 4, 2019  |  7 p.m.

Nashville Flight Training
801 Hangar Lane, Hangar #7
Nashville, TN 37217

Aeronautical Decision Making is one of those aviation terms thrown around, but what exactly does it mean? Join Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Professor Kalen Clapper and Nashville Flight Training as we discuss ADM before, during, and after a flight and how using all resources available produces a successful mission. No cost to attend.


Nashville Flight Training recognized as ‘Distinguished Flight School’ by national association

Nashville Flight Training has been recognized for its high standard of accomplishment in flight training by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the world’s largest aviation association.

Based at Nashville International Airport, Nashville Flight Training has been awarded a spot on the 2019 Flight Training Experience Awards as a Distinguished Flight School, a title given to high scoring flight schools from AOPA’s annual Flight Training Experience Survey.

“This is a huge honor for us,” said Chris Erlanson, President of Nashville Flight Training. “We’re so grateful to our students who participated in this survey and pushed us to the top among all the flight schools in the country.

“I want to give credit where credit is due, and that’s with our exceptional team – our amazing instructors, mechanics and office staff – who help ensure our students achieve their aviation goals. At Nashville Flight Training, we’re passionate about safety, building community, and making sure our students always come first. I think this award is a reflection of that,” Erlanson said.

AOPA’s Flight Training Experience Awards were created to highlight the best flight training the industry has to offer. “Creating a genuine bond with a customer is crucial to creating a positive flight training experience,” said Chris Moser, AOPA’s Senior Director of Flight Training Education. “Based on the direct feedback we received in the Survey, there is no doubt that this year’s winners have connected in a powerful way to their customers. Nashville Flight Training is doing it right!”

The 2019 awards were drawn from flight students and pilots who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience this past summer through an AOPA online customer satisfaction survey.

About Nashville Flight Training
Established in 2010, Nashville Flight Training provides affordable flight instruction from award winning, FAA-certified instructors and offers state-of-the-art equipment. The flight training facility is based at the Nashville International Airport. More information is available at

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