Flight School

Learn To Fly

Try our introduction to flying experience

For only $165, you and 2 friends can enjoy 30 minutes of an aerial adventure in a C-182

Contact CFI Mitch Gaither for more information and to schedule your flight!

Become a Private Pilot in as little as 6 months for less than $8,000! *

Flight School and Independent Instructors

Elite Flight Academy

Elite Flight Academy is a professional and distinguished flight school located at the Davidson County Airport. The Academy is well seasoned to train people on how to fly different types of aircrafts for both vocational and recreational purposes. We are committed to offering the best quality of service and safe flight training. In addition, the excellence of our aircraft fleet drives our flight school to enviable heights. Students will able to be trained in an aircraft that meets the FAA requirements for Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA). Our growing fleet includes a brand new Piper Pilot 100i that is equipped with Garmin’s latest avionics. The Piper Pilot makes the perfect training aircraft as it is built to be safe and reliable. At Elite Flight Academy, you will experience a whole different altitude of flight training as we put our students’ safety first.

Davidson Flight Academy

Davidson Flight Academy is very aware of flight schools and instructors “Milking” your training for financial gains. Our instructors will always use a syllabus while training in the aircraft. You will also receive a “Report card” that will go into your file and be accessible to you. We treat your finances as an upmost priority and you as more than just a customer. We want to see people succeed in aviation whether for business, pleasure or as a career path. Let’s get your training OFF THE GROUND today!

Mitch Gaither

(336) 309-1801 | m_gaither@hotmail.com

Mitch is twenty six years old and is commercially rated to fly single engine and multi engine airplanes, He holds three type ratings allowing him to fly more than ten different models of jet aircraft, he is also a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), advanced ground instructor and a commercially certificated drone pilot. He graduated from Guilford Technical Community College in 2015 with the highest GPA in his program with an Associates Degree in Applied Science (Career Pilot Program).

Available training:

  • Private Pilot
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Discovery flights
  • Gift of flight
  • BFRs
  • High Performance
  • Complex Endorsement
  • Tailwheel Endorsement
  • High Altitude

Corey Johnson

(336) 590-0510 | cajohnson101@gmail.com

I’ve been an aviation enthusiast since 2011 when I took my first discovery flight. Since then, I have been in love with aviation and have earned many different rating including commercial single engine and multi-engine, certified flight instructor (CFI), certified instrument flight instructor (CFII), and multi-engine flight instructor (MEI). With my passion for aviation, I pursued my bachelor’s degree in aeronautics graduating from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Being in aviation for many years has allowed me to fly numerous aircraft and grow my knowledge and experience over the years. Flying has been an amazing, enjoyable experience and I truly love following my aviation dream.

Available training:

  • Sport Pilot
  • Private Pilot
  • Commercial Pilot license
  • BFR’s
  • Discovery flights 
  • Gift of flight

Ryan Shelton

(336) 671-4901 ryanlshelton@gmail.com
I grew up flying around with my dad and knew from a young age I wanted to become a pilot. Freshman year of college, I earned my private pilot certificate and am now a commercial pilot, flying single and multi engine aircraft. I love sharing my passion for aviation with others and am happy I get to do so as a flight instructor!

Available Training:

  • Private Pilot
  • Commercial Pilot
  • BFRs
  • High Performance Endorsement
  • Complex Endorsement


Davidson County Airport
Lexington, NC, USA

Fuel: Titan (Avgas/Jet A)
Runway: 5004’
Elevation: 733’ MSL
Hours: 8am to 8pm
Unicom: 122.8
Ramp Space: 7 acres
AWOS/ASOS: 119.825
App/Dep: Greensboro App 118.5
GSO Approach – 743-222-6129 
Approaches: ILS/LOC RWY 06, RNAV (GPS) RWY 06/24

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