Welcome to Table Rock Aviation!


Table Rock Aviation, based out of the Hickory NC Regional Airport (KHKY) and Foothills Regional Airport (KMRN),  offers private pilot flight instruction for single engine, Cessna, Piper, Cub, Tailwheel, Remos and Light Sport, and IRF and Commercial certification and lessons for the advanced pilot in single- and multi-engine airplanes.

Table Roc Aviation recommends two flight schools from which students, pilots and instructors can rent airplanes. In Morganton, at the Foothills Regional Airport, visit SVNAviation.com. In Hickory, at the Hickory Regional airport, visit SaltAirLeasing.com.

Led by chief pilot Brandon NeSmith, the Table Rock Aviation team of flight instructors are credentialed and FAA certified to teach you the fly at any level from light sport to multi-engine; from daytime-only VFR to IFR Commercial.

Enjoy the View From Above of our towns, lakes and mountains with a Sightseeing Aerial Tour based at the Foothills Regional Airport and with SVN Aviation.

With an unblemished safety record, and a fleet of safe and modern airplanes, Table Rock Aviation can teach you to fly safely, quickly and affordably. 

Call 828-413-7466 today to begin schedule your flight!


Sport Pilot

Private Pilot

Instrument Pilot

This entry-level pilot license is perfect for those who wish to fly purely for the recreation.

More privileges than a Sport Pilot - for those considering pursuit of flying as a career.

Private Pilots who want to fly in weather with less than ideal visual conditions.