About red rock

Learn about Red Rock Flight School and meet the owner and lead instructor, Jim Samuelson.

teaching aspiring pilots for more than 30 years.

Red Rock flight school was created to instruct aspiring pilots to learn to fly in a safe, student-friendly way. Red Rock has brought airline quality training to general aviation along with a safety-first mentality. Using years of training experience and today’s latest technology, Red Rock instructors are some of the best-trained teachers available.

Red Rock Flight Schools lead instructor has been teaching aspiring pilots since 1990. Our one-on-one lessons and airline quality training will get you flying in no time

Meet the Owner

Jim Samuelson is currently a 767 Captain and Check Airmen based in Phoenix, AZ and has over 15,000 hours of flight time. Jim is the founder of Red Rock and has taught hundreds of students in all levels of training. Jim is qualified in various general aviation and commercial aircraft both single and multi engine.

Years Instructing Pilots

Flight Time Hours

Graduated students

our aircraft

The Red Rock fleet receive 100 hour inspections and are maintained by an independant maintenance facility. Aircraft are IFR maintained and have modern GPS navigation equipment and ADSB transponders have been installed to meet future FAA requirements.

Cessna 182

PA-23-250 Piper Turbo Aztec


PA-28-180 Piper Cherokee

Piper Cherokee 140


Flight Simulator

Our flight simulator re-creates aircraft flight so you can learn and practice in a safe environment. It includes replicating the equations that govern how aircraft fly, how they react to applications of flight controls, the effects of other aircraft systems, and how the aircraft reacts to external factors such as air density, turbulence, wind shear, cloud, precipitation, etc.