Giving Wings to your Dreams since 1955
Giving Wings to your Dreams since 1955

Recent Notes Concerning Allowed Operations with respect to the VA Governor's Executive Orders -

per Mon-27-Apr-2020


In view of Virginia Executive Orders #53, #55, #53 (amended), and Virginia Department of Aviation (VDOA) clarifications as well as review of a local Designated Pilot Examiner:


CEFS is not allowed to conduct Discovery Flights, conduct flight training for pilots who are learning to fly recreationally, or conduct Flight Reviews for existing recreational pilots.


On the other hand, the matrix of allowed operations is complex, best explained in the following document link. The matrix and respective caveat notes have been reviewed by a Designated Pilot Examiner for accuracy.

2020_04_27 - Allowed CEFS Operations Matrix
2020_04_27 - 1500L - CEFS Allowed Operat[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [180.6 KB]

For those student pilots who are on a training track leading to a Professional Pilot career (Occupational Pilot), the limitations are minimized, but the respective student pilot must have an original ink-signed Letter of Affirmation on file with CEFS concerning their Occupational Pilot training track. A Letter of Occupational Pilot in Training Affirmation is available in the following link -

2020_05_21 - CEFS Occupational Pilot In Training Affirmation Letter
2020_05_21- 1100L - CEFS Occupational Pi[...]
Microsoft Word document [61.0 KB]
Who we are:


Curtis Eads Flight School (CEFS) is the oldest continuously active Title 14 CFR Part 61 flight school in southeastern Virginia.


We are based at Suffolk Executive Airport (KSFQ), Suffolk Virginia USA. We also run a satellite operation at Newport-News Williamsburg Intl. (KPHF) in care of Atlantic Aviation Inc.


What we do:


We offer primary and advanced flight training, aircraft rental and Discovery Flights to qualified US Citizens under Title 14 CFR Part 91 operational rules.


What we do not do:


Currently we do not conduct sight-seeing flights or engage charter-on-demand business (Part 135 operations).


CEFS is not a foreign pilot-mill and we do not provide instruction to, rent aircraft or offer Discovery Flights to foreign nationals.


A Little History:


Curtis and Ruby Eads started this flight school in 1955 as a family business at what then was called the Portsmouth Airport (now Hampton Roads Executive Airport (KPVG)).


They were are remarkable couple who taught hundeds to fly (including their son Curtis Jr. "Butch") from 1955 until Curtis' passing in 2001. Ruby continued the business until her passing in 2006. The Eads family were favorably well known to the FAA and General Aviation community all over the region.


Curtis was honored by induction into the Virginia Aeronautical History Society in 1996.


We of Aerofeather Aviation Inc., as the subsequent owner/operator of Curtis Eads Flight School moved this business to Suffolk Executive Airport (KSFQ) on Jan-2018 and continue to honor the legacy of the Eads name and reputation for quality aircraft and structured flight training from primary to instrument/commerical ratings.


While "Giving Wings to Your Dreams" since 1955 our continuing goal is to provide Safe, Legal and Mission Ready Aircraft with Competent Instructors.


We do not only teach you to fundamentally fly safely, we teach you how to travel and integrate into the National Airspace System.


The question remains: Do you see yourself as a safe, qualified pilot? It requires your disiplined commitment to learn and remain proficient.


Our Aircraft Rental Agreement and Training Standards are stringent and require your unreserved diligence to do business with CEFS.


Call us and lets discuss a successful path for you.

Main Office Address

Curtis Eads Flight School
1200 Gene Bolton Dr.

Hangar #6

Suffolk Executive Airport (KSFQ)

Suffolk, VA 23434

Phone: (757) 465-1692



Business Hours

24 Hours.

Our office number is a cell and we respond to text messaging as well.


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