Academy of Aviation

Commercial & Private Pilot Training

For Domestic & International Students

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CFII Love! Get a Free Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Rating through the month of February with the Full Career Program.

Flight Training Programs: Domestic & International Students

AOA Pilots
Career Pilot Program

Commercial and Career Pilot students can qualify for Full Financing.

Exclusive 5-Month Zero-To-MEI Pilot Pathway. Ultra-competitive pricing with guaranteed fixed cost starting from Zero Experience. Part 141 training at every location.

AOA PPL Pilot Casey
Private Pilot Course

Change your life and fly for fun.

Your PPL and Instrument Rating headquarters. Including prices, duration and the differences between Part 141 and Part 61 flight training.

AOA International Student
International Students

Study abroad in the United States.

Academy of Aviation is dedicated to making you the best candidate for an airline, charter, cargo or other professional pilot career.

Finance your Flight Training

Academy of Aviation offers you many ways to finance your training. We encourage you to consider these loan opportunities to help get your financing in place. Financing is available for those who qualify.

Financing Options
Where are we?

Academy of Aviation Locations

Part 141 curriculum approved at every location means an absolute interest in training quality and safety.

Farmingdale, NY
This campus features ACCSC Accredited Vocational Programs along with AOA's Commercial and Private Pilot Programs

Atlanta, GA
Commercial and Private Pilot Programs

White Plains, NY
Commercial and Private Pilot Programs

Charlotte, NC
Commercial and Private Pilot Programs

Free Discovery Flight with your Financing Approval!

Valid at all campuses. Call us for information about how to set this offer up. We're here to help you.

Financing Options

Career Pilot Program: Price Comparison

Introducing our "Zero to Hero" Career Program

This is a Non-Accredited Flight Training Program avalable at all of our locations.

Visit for all Accredited Programs (Farmingdale location only.)

Academy of Aviation offers career flight training with a Fixed Cost Pricing starting from zero experience. Prices are based using average flight hours for course completion. Additional non-tuition expenses and fuel surcharges, if applicable, are not included. All prices are subject to change.

Competitor Price

Piper Archer
  • 7-Month Not-as-Fast Track
  • Part 61 Only - No FAA oversight.
  • CFIs are independent contractors.
  • Multi Engine Fleet: Piper Seminole / Maximum speed: 193 mph (311 km/h, 168 kn)
  • Advertises a "Reserved Loan," but contrary to our competition's claims, we too can help you obtain financing as a Sallie Mae Approved provider

Private Pilot Course: Price Comparison

Private Pilot License Course and Prices

The prices below are derived from three sources: The national average for flight schools, Academy of Aviation's price quoting based on our own student completion averages, and Part 141 minimum hours for course completion. Prices are separated by plane type: Cessna 152 and Cessna 172 G1000®. **You may finish your training under Part 141 minimums, but you should expect to realistically finish under AOA's average price.

National Average Price

PPL (C-152)
  • PPL: $20,010 (C-172 G1000® Upgrade)
  • Instrument: $9,020 (C-152)
  • Instrument: $11,260 (C-172 G1000® Upgrade)

**Part 141 Minimum Price

PPL (C-152)
  • PPL: $9,350 (C-172 G1000® Upgrade)
  • Instrument: $6,790 (C-152)
  • Instrument: $7,770 (C-172 G1000® Upgrade)

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Academy of Aviation offers Accredited Vocational Programs at our Farmingdale Location.

Our FAA-approved pilot training courses and Accredited pilot training programs are a complete path to help you become a successful commercial pilot, Flight Instructor, cargo pilot or private pilot. Visit for detailed information about our ACCSC Accredited Programs at FRG Republic Airport in Farmingdale, New York.
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Full Financing is Available for our Accelerated Career Pilot Program at All AOA Locations.

The Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan® is available for those who qualify.
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