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
Accelerate your Flight Training with Academy of Aviation. We will create a customized program to meet your personal timeline.We partner with your hard work to get you to the airlines as fast as possible. It's not about just the ratings. It's also about your true goals.
Earn your ratings as quick as 6 months, and advance to the airlines in as little as 18 months.
Beyond AOAFormer AOA trainees and CFIs, Capt. Rejaul Rajib and First Officer Eric Riker, share the cockpit of a Republic Airways flight out of LaGuardia on Jan. 14, 2022. #flyaoa
AOA CertifiedAOA certified pilots and flight crew out of Chicago O’Hare: Rejaul Rajib in the left seat with Jamaal Simon closest to the camera. #flyaoa
Introducing our "First Flight to First Officer" Career Program
Academy of Aviation Price
- "FF to FO" Program with your own custom training schedule. Complete in as little as 180 days.
- Part 141 at EVERY location means strict FAA oversight.
- CFIs are AOA Employees, not independent contractors.
- Multi Engine Fleet: Cutting Edge Diamond DA42 Twin Star / Maximum speed: 227 mph (365 km/h, 197 kn)
- Finance your full career pilot training with Sallie Mae or one of our other finance partners.
- Upgrade to the Cessna 172 G1000® for your Instrument Rating: add $1,820.
- Upgrade to the Cessna 172 G1000® for your Whole Program: add $11,235.
- *At Select Locations.
- 7-month (210 Day) 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
- * +$3,000 in CA, MA, NY; +$2,000 in CT, MD, NJ, OR, WA, DC Area.
"First Flight to First Officer" Career Program Details
Academy of Aviation offers non-accredited career flight training at
locations with a Fixed
Cost Pricing starting
from zero experience. Prices are based using average flight hours
Additional non-tuition expenses and fuel surcharges, if applicable,
All prices are subject to change.
Private Pilot Course
Simulator RedBird Dual w/ Instructor • up to 5 hours
Flight Dual w/ Instructor • up to 55 hours
Supervised Solo • up to 5 hours
Pre-Post Instruction Briefing • up to 15 hours
Instrument Rating Course
Simulator RedBird Dual w/ Instructor • up to 14 hours
Flight Dual w/ Instructor • up to 26 hours
Pre-Post Instruction Briefing • up to 8 hours
Commercial Single Engine Course
Simulator RedBird Dual w/ Instructor • up to 31 hours
Flight SHARED Time Building • up to 79 hours
Flight Dual w/ Instructor • up to 25 hours
Flight C172 G1000® Dual w/ Instructor (MIN 10 HRS) • up to 10 hours
Pre-Post Instruction Briefing • up to 10 hours
Commercial Multi Engine Add On
Flight DA-42 Dual w/ Instructor • up to 10 hours
Pre-Post Instruction Briefing • up to 7 hours
Flight Dual w/ Instructor • up to 10 hours
Ground Instruction • up to 20 hours
Pre-Post Instruction Briefing • up to 5 hours
Flight C172 G1000® Dual w/ Instructor • up to 7 hours
Ground Instruction • up to 6 hours
Pre-Post Instruction Briefing • up to 3 hours
Flight DA-42 Dual Multi Engine w/ Instructor • up to 15 hours
Ground Instruction • up to 5 hours
Pre-Post Instruction Briefing • up to 3 hours
*Typical Additional Exam and Pilot Supply costs:
FAA Written Exam Fee • 6x ($175 each)
Checkride Fees • 6x ($650 each)
Flight Instructor Checkride Fees • CFI • 1x ($1,300)
Cessna Kits (PPL,IR,CPL) • 3x ($400 each)
FAA Medical • 1x ($150 each)
Handheld Radio • 1x ($250 each)
Polos • 3x ($75)
Renter's Insurance (Annual) • 1x ($405)
Academy of Aviation provides up-front, fixed-cost pricing in a
that differentiates us from most other flight schools and
With over 20 years of experience, Academy of Aviation designs
training programs with enough flight time for the vast majority
students to be successful.
Academy of Aviation's prices are based on realistic minimum flight time requirements. If you require extra training above and beyond what's included in your curriculum, we will first try to reallocate flight time from other parts of the syllabus, changing the type of aircraft you fly for certain portions of training, and implementing simulator time before offering you extra flight training at an additional cost. The goal of Academy of Aviation is to ensure that you are prepared for a career as a pilot no matter what avenue of the aviation industry you choose.
Because everyone's piloting skills are different, we can't guarantee that you won't need additional training and incur some additional expenses. But Academy of Aviation has built a strong reputation for providing highly effective, safe and complete flight training programs.
Academy of Aviation guarantees the fixed-cost quoted to you at the time of scheduling or at the time of making your first payment to reserve your class date. Even if our advertised prices increase between the time you schedule and the time your training starts, you will receive the price originally quoted.
As a potential student and cosigner, there are three important facts you should know about Academy of Aviation’s payment structure:
• Academy of Aviation receives payments incrementally throughout the program.
• Academy of Aviation quotes a fixed price.
•Refunds are issued in 15 days or less.
Multi-Disbursement Payment Structure
Academy of Aviation’s multi-disbursement payment structure allows us to determine a student’s ability to be successful in this career early in the program, prior to spending the entire amount of tuition. Unlike other flight schools, Academy of Aviation’s program is structured so that Academy of Aviation is motivated to quickly discontinue those who are unlikely to excel at Academy of Aviation’s pace. With a fixed-cost pricing structure, Academy of Aviation does not benefit from having to provide more and more training at an hourly rate—a common tactic found elsewhere.