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Flight Instructor Job Openings

Welcome to

Academy of Aviation

Academy of Aviation operates with a very simple purpose – to provide comprehensive, advanced and safe flight training for our students. 

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A flight training airplane on a flying lesson mission over NYC, USAYou have the dream to fly...Academy of Aviation can make your dream a reality and give it wings. We share your passion for flight here at The Academy of Aviation, so it is much more than a business to us – it is also our great passion. Our instructors have logged thousands of hours providing flying lessons for young pilots, and live by two basic rules: First is safety; second is fun. It doesn't matter whether you are a licensed private pilot looking to log some hours and increase your rating, or you are just getting your aviation career off the ground, Helicopter Flight Training, Flying Lessons, NYC, New York,  USAThe Academy of Aviation has a number of customized plans designed to make it happen.

We operate our flight school at two airports near New York City:

  • Republic Airport (KFRG) in Farmingdale, Long Island
  • Westchester County Airport (KHPN) in White Plains

Only 30 min from NYC we offer convenient locations for flight training and lessons in New York area and are the flight school of choice for hundreds of students pilots from NYC, USA and from around the world. 

And we are soon to open our third training base in Florida!!! Stay tuned for updates later this summer!

Call or visit us to speak with a flight instructor today. Take the first step!


FAA 141 Approved Flight School
VA GI Bill Flight Training and International Pilot Students from All Countries Welcome!

Private Pilot Course

General Aviation airplane in flight

The Private Pilot license is the doorway to making your dream of flight a reality. It will allow you to legally fly in good weather conditions with friends and family in most countries worldwide. And with the additional Instrument and Multi-engine ratings you will be able to fly in most conditions that airline pilots do.

We provide flying lessons in NYC area targeted specifically for the busy pilot. With flexible flying schedule 24x7 you can be assured your flight training will fit your professional life. Or you can sign for a fast paced flight training course in what is the best airspace for flight training in USA. Republic Airport in Farmingdale and Long Island have long history in aviation. Getting your Private Pilot License in the New York airspace will truly make you a safe and versatile pilot.

Why wait? Your journey can begin today! Our professional flight instructors will be glad to talk to you and explain all the little details to get you started and to successfully go all the way to your first pilot’s license.


Integrated Commercial Course

Airline Pilot in the cockpit of Boeing 777The Integrated Commercial Course is targeted at students who aim at becoming airline pilots or those who want to fly business jets. You will finish this flight training course with a Commercial Pilot License, Instrument and Multi-Engine ratings and enough multi-engine time and real world experience to make you competitive in the demanding commercial pilot market. 

Our goal is to increases your chances of gaining employment in aviation. A special flight training program will be created for you based on your specific post certification goals and your financial requirements. Working towards your Commercial Pilot License and getting your flight training in NYC is a sure way for preparing you to fly in most any airspace in the world. 

As all students of AOA, participants in the Integrated Commercial Course can get personal coaching and advice from many of our former students and instructors who are now flying successfully


* First Name
* Last Name
* Date of Birth
* Street
* City
Postal Code
* Country of Residence
* Email
Desired Start of Training Date
What Course of Training do you wish to Enroll?
* Citizenship
Passport Number
* Country Passport was Issued
Attach a copy of Passport
Attach a copy of English translations
Additional Comments and Information / Existing Flight Training and Pilot Certification

Please enter your first and last names, date of birth and full address (along with city, state, etc.). Please make sure to provide either valid email address or a valid telephone number. 

US citizens and residents:  Please make sure to check the "I am a US Citizen" field. A copy of your Passport or Permanent Resident Card will be required before you can start the course, however you don't have to submit it with this form. 

Foreign students: Please make sure to un-check the "I am a US Citizen" field. Please take time to fill in all the fields in the from and to make photocopies of the required documents. Please ensure the documents are translated in English and the translation is uploaded through the form. 

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Airline/Charter Career Pilot Program

Oren, one of our former student shares his training experience in Academy of Aviation and how it helped him in his current career as a business jet pilot.

The Airline Career Pilot program is ideal for students from around the world. We have successfully trained students from Egypt, South Africa, Australia, France and many other countries.

Academy of Aviation's Full Motion G1000 Flight Simulator

Academy of Aviation's Full Motion G1000 Flight Simulator is only $60 (solo) per hour for a limited time, this is the lowest price in the world for a Full Motion Flight Simulator that can be used for up to 5.25 Hours towards the Private Pilot Certificate, 20 Hours Towards the Instrument Rating, 50 Hours Towards the Commercial Pilot Certificate and 25 Hours Towards the ATP.

Career Training Partners

Egyptian Airline Academy $43,000



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Academy of Aviation is now hiring Flight Instructors:


Republic Airport
Farmingdale NY 11735 KFRG

Westchester County Airport
White Plains NY 10604 KHPN



(Westchester Surcharges Apply)

120 DAY FAA 141
Starting at $32,999



Starting at...

Private Pilot License... $7,577
Instrument Rating... $7,691
Commercial Pilot License... $5,437
Multi Engine Rating... $1,499
Commercial Course G1000 $25,000
Commercial and CFIs $37,999
Airline Pilot Career Course $39,999
First Officer Course $49,999


* Most prices quoted for our Farmingdale location. Please talk to a flight school representative for up to date pricing and personalized plans.

** The total price of a pilot license course does not have to be paid at one time. There are various payment options and block hour reservations.

*** Total cost varies based on the model of the flight training airplane.


International Students

Advance your career with the FAA pilot licenses and ratings. We offer affordable pilot career courses and diverse flight training conditions. You get great value for your money.

Your flying lessons and flight training in Long Island, New York - the heart of the world will be something you will always remember not only because of the flight experience you will gain with us but also because of the great life experience that only comes with living in NYC.

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Academy of Aviation, LLC.
7150 Republic Airport
Main Terminal Room 101
Farmingdale, Long Island, NY 11735

PH 631.777.7772
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