Recognizing that student pilots are “our future”, VASI supports all manners of flight training be it conducted from the Venice Airport or the other local facilities.


Fortunately for those interested in pursuing a career in aviation or otherwise the so called “rusty pilots” who want to get back in the air there are several options available at the Venice airport.


Formal Training:  A thriving Flight School with a fleet of training aircraft and a cadre of experienced CFI and CFII’s are able to help aviation students through all phases of their development from Private Pilot through to multi and complex endorsements through to Commercial rating.


Airspace:  Venice Airport is a non-towered dual runway airport situated in Sarasota County Florida.  With ample practice space to the east and south east for beginners as well as Punta Gorda and Page Field (Class D airports), Southwest Florida International Airport at Fort Myers and Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport (Class C) as well as Tampa International (Class B) all within 50nm,  Venice is ideally situated to help beginner, intermediate and advance pilots.


Aviation Medical Examiners: A number of local physicians are available within the immediate locality to help beginning or returning students get their physical certification to get back up in the air.


Room, Board and Lodging: Anyone from out of town can easily secure affordable, short and long-term accommodations within walking distance of the Airport and the Beaches.


Many of VASI sponsors are companies that provide service to student pilots.  Please be sure and visit our Sponsors page for a complete list.



If you have any questions please free to contact us for more information.



VASI extends an open invitation to all pilots (transient or permanent) as well as students and local residents to attend our “open to public” meetings held at the Venice City Hall every 3rd Wednesday of the Month.  For a detailed calendar of events click here.   You can become a VASI member by visiting the Join VASI page and include your name for our mailing list or complete a membership application.  As thanks for your service, all WWII and Korea veterans enjoy free membership for life.

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