Academy of Aviation

Flight Training in Atlanta

Commercial and Private Pilot Academy at Atlanta Regional Airport/Falcon Field (KFFC) in Atlanta, GA.

Peachtree City's Only Part 141 approved Flight School. Start your career pilot training the right way, and save $30,000.00 for the same ratings, at the same airport.

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.

Flight School Partnerships: Earn Your Degree

Purdue University

Purdue University Global PartnerAcademy of Aviation's Purdue University Partnership can help you advance your aviation career with an online bachelor's degree in Professional Flight.

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Liberty University

Liberty University AffiliateAcademy of Aviation is a Liberty University Flight Training Affiliate.

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Career Students: 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

Flight School Location: Where are we and what are we about?

Falcon Field Campus Information

Call our Atlanta Admissions Team directly at (678) 944-8026 or fill out the contact form below to request information.

Academy of Aviation's Atlanta expansion is quickly becoming one of our most popular locations for our flight students. We started our school in the urban landscape of New York City, and now offer the same quality of high-performance and education-driven flight training in the idyllic outskirts of the breathtaking Atlanta countryside.

With its 5,768′ runway that can accommodate aircraft up to 60,000 pounds, Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field has become one of the premier airports of the southeast.
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EXCLUSIVE LOOK: Local pilot training amid pilot shortage.

AOA Featured on 46 News in Atlanta
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - While the pilot shortage is likely to be the new normal, there’s no shortage of interest in pilot training, says a local aviation school. “We have people just flooding to the school wanting the opportunity to learn how to fly,” explained Aaron Hollewell, director of the Peachtree City campus of the Academy of Aviation. The company owns several locations across the southeast and trains students from 36 countries.

It’s a tale of two stories right now. Thursday, Delta pilots in Atlanta and around the nation, protested their workloads, claiming to be underpaid and overworked. They say their current conditions just won’t fly. However, local pilot training schools are all but cutting back flights. The Academy of Aviation confirmed to CBS46 that it’s had a 350% jump in enrollment this summer. “It’s [people of] all walks of life. It’s varied from one end to the other.” Hollewell continued, “We have a lot of people who are career-changing - people who have done the grind of life and are looking for fun.” The director says each trainer can oversee about 15 to 20 students in a session.

After airlines cut back on contracts and offered pilots early retirement to stay afloat during the pandemic, it’s now a game of catch-up as travel takes off. Hollewell hopes his school is one of the solutions. “There’s no better time to be in aviation than right now.” Some experts warned this spring that the pilot shortage may not peak until 2023.

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Private Pilot Lessons and Commercial Flight School at Falcon Field, just outside of Atlanta.

Academy of Aviation is designed for your pilot training success, whether you are flying for work or for fun.

Our career programs are designed in consultation with our partners in the airline and charter industries.

Our recreational programs follow the same proven curriculum as our career programs, but allow for flexible scheduling to work with any aspiring aviator. Our fleet is tailored to both private pilot/recreational and career training.

Part 141 Private Pilot course training syllabi have been evaluated by the FAA and follow a strict protocol. Both the student and the flight schools must adhere exactly to what the FAA has approved so there are no variations in training. The benefit, you can obtain your FAA Private Pilot License in fewer hours, which means shorter training time and less money.

Part 61 Private Pilot courses, in comparison, are simply more flexible in how the training is conducted but have a higher flight hour requirement.

Simply stated, Part 61 are the standards to certify a pilot while Part 141 is for certifying flight schools.

Get your PPL at AOA and fly to your newest adventure.

If your focus is on the training required to start your career at the airlines, you will get a head start on four year programs that pace your training to fit into a college schedule. In two years, would you rather be starting your junior year or starting your career?

From Private Pilot through Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor, to the cockpit of an airliner.

Local Hudson High School helpers expand their education with hands-on experience at AOA.

Why Choose Academy of Aviation? A proven track record.

Call us to find out about start dates, financing options and any other questions you might have. We are dedicated to making your dreams of flight both a reality and a lifetime success story.

Ask Us. We are here to help.

We're passionate, we're pilots, and we we want to guide and help you. Talk to us, and see what taking the pilot's seat is all about.

Flight School Admissions (for both Recreational and Career Pilot Students)

Fill out our Online Form to enroll.
Call or Text: (516) 613-4556

Join Our Team of Passionate CFIs. We Are Hiring Now Flight instructors needed immediately at our Atlanta location.

About Our Team

Our Atlanta staff is spearheaded by the merit and "coolness" of James “Tyler” Carroll, the Assistant Chief for our Peachtree City, GA "KFFC" location. He started flight training in 2018 in Utah and joined the Academy of Aviation family in 2020 as we grew into the Atlanta area. Tyler is always at the ready to guide, strengthen and cheer you on in your pilot education.

Tyler takes off!

If you have any questions, concerns or just want to talk about flight training, Miranda Shockley is the Operational Support Manager and all-around office guru at our Atlanta "KFFC" campus. Call or Text her at (516) 613-4556 to schedule an appointment for a campus tour or just to have an opening conversation about training at AOA.

Miranda and Tyler prepare for takeoff in our DA42!

Our Atlanta Fleet

Diamond DA42 NG: Multi Engine Awesomeness

No Excuses... this isn't your father's Trainer!
Learn to fly in AOA's new Diamond DA42 NG. This futuristic, fun, twin-engine, carbon-fiber airplane blasts off with 2 × Austro Engine AE 300 turbocharged common-rail injected 2.0 liter diesel engines. Enjoy the ultimate in handling, stability and control, ease of operation and structural, system and propulsion redundancies. This thing is amazing, and we are offering it to you exclusively at our Atlanta KFFC Campus. Learn to fly today... and learn in this amazing machine.

Cessna Skyhawk: The Ultimate Single-Engine Modern Trainer

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, named Academy of Aviation as one of only four Cessna Pilot Centers (CPC) to its 2020 Top Hawk program that partners the world’s leading training aircraft with top pilot training programs around the country, promoting general aviation and encouraging young people to pursue aviation as a career.

With simplistic flight characteristics, great visibility and a sophisticated glass cockpit outfitted with GARMIN G1000 avionics, the Cessna Skyhawk piston boasts a slow landing speed and a lenient stall. These characteristics make it a flight training favorite ideally suited for student pilots and it’s perfectly designed to help you soar.
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Flight School Highlights: What's Happening at AoA in Atlanta?

Cessna Pilot Center

Cessna Pilot CenterWe are a Cessna Pilot Center and Cessna Authorized Service Facility.

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CFI Employment InformationWe are aggressively looking for flight instructors for all of our locations.

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AOA Pilots

"First Flight to First Officer" Career Pilot Program

Pricing and Details

Take advantage of Academy of Aviation's exclusive "FF to FO" Zero-To-MEI Pilot Pathway. For pricing, course timelines and outlines, and your guide to financing options, follow this link...

Career Pilot Program
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Private Pilot License and Instrument Rating

Pricing and Details

Academy of Aviation welcomes and teaches both career airline and private recreational flight students. Learn to fly for work or for fun. We give you pricing, timelines and requirements. It's all here...

Private Pilot License
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From the Blog: Highlights and Favorites

AOA on Buzzfeed

AoA on Buzzfeed!

Join Stephen Maltz, Certified Flight Instructor with Academy of Aviation, as he takes Buzzfeed through a real Cessna flight and sees how it compares to Microsoft Flight Simulator.


Aerobatics & UPRT Training

Enhance your training with some crazy aerobatic instruction by our amazingly skilled Chief Pilot David Windmiller.

Bush Pilot

Tailwheel/Taildragger, Bush Pilot Training

Have some fun in Academy of Aviation's American Champion 8KCAB Super Decathlon, in rough terrain where there are often no prepared landing strips or runways.

Flight training student achievements at Academy of Aviation in Atlanta/Peachtree City, GA.

Early morning sun: getting ready for the 2022 Air Show.

Earn your multi engine in this amazing piece of equipment at AOA Atlanta.

Shirley Linda celebrates her first solo at AOA Atlanta.

Judeen Phillips celebrates an amazing first solo at our Atlanta campus.

Our brand new location in Atlanta KFFC’s first Solo! Instructor Eric Lincoln and student Bill Pitt celebrate the milestone.

You Have the Dream,
We Give it Wings