Flight Training / FAA Designated Pilot Examiner Request

ATP Practical and Multi Engine Add On Courses Conducted Weekly!

Ready for a refuel?

Our FBO is equipped with a 24 hour self serve fuel island offering 100LL and Jet-A+ at the most competitive prices in the region. We offer full service refueling of Jet-A+(PRIST) through single point or over-wing fueling. The lobby is open 24/7 and is complete with a pilot planning room, vending machines, TV, and free WiFi. Should you or your passengers have unique requirements, please give us a call, as our staff is standing by to provide excellent service.

100 LL

  • 24/7 Self Serve
  • Covered and Lighted Fuel Island
  • The Lobby is Always Open


  • Avfuel Contract Fuel Provider
  • AVTRIP Points Awarded / Full Service Fuel
  • US Gov Air Card, Colt, UVair, and All Major Credit Cards Accepted

Coming Soon: Flight Training in Tuscaloosa

We are excited to bring our decades of flight training experience to the Tuscaloosa National Airport!

"It is truly thrilling to come home to Tuscaloosa with our flight school. Bringing aviation into a community we love will provide exposure to the many career fields in our industry." -Jessica Sanders Walker, UA Graduate 2007


Over 20 years serving the North/Central Alabama area.

Sanders Aviation was founded in 1996, by Joseph Gordon “Gordo” Sanders, Jr, in Jasper, Alabama, at the Walker County Airport – Bevill Field. Sanders founded the organization with a vision to spread his love of aviation through teaching others to fly; however, that was only the beginning. Through focus, drive, tenacity and perseverance, Sanders was able to expand Sanders Aviation into an all-encompassing mecca for aviation enthusiasts.

As a part 141 certified flight training center, Sanders Flight Training is uniquely equipped to handle all of your flight training needs.  Our students can rest assured that they are learning from the best in the industry. Combined, our instructors have over 60,000 hours of combined military fighter pilot, instructor pilot, and major airline experience. For those seeking check rides, from private pilot to multi-engine ATP’s, Joey "Gordo" Sanders is an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner(DPE) and conducts check rides onsite at Sanders Aviation.