Academy of Aviation

Flight Training in Orlando

Commercial and Private Pilot Academy at Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM) in Orlando/Kissimmee, FL.

Now accepting applications for Academy of Aviation in Orlando/Kissimmee for an August 2023 opening.

Flight training students and flight instructors are encouraged to apply.

We look forward to opening our newest location in Florida, as the Academy of Aviation family of pilots continues to grow.

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

Call our Kissimmee Admissions Team at (516) 613-4556 or fill out the contact form below to request information.

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

Kissimmee/Orlando Campus Information

Kissimmee Gateway Airport in Kissimmee, Florida was originally known as Kissimmee Army Airfield. The United States Army Air Forces opened the airport in April 1940 as part of a tactical combat simulation school. The Air Force requested the property from the City of Kissimmee in 1942 to build an airfield for pilot training. In 1947, the airport property was given back to the City as long as it continued to operate as an airport.

The first airplane landed in Kissimmee in 1912. By October 1918, a landing field was in place on the shores of Lake Tohopekaliga near Kissimmee. Pilots would fly in from various areas to make stops before proceeding to other cities. The closest major airport to Kissimmee is Orlando (MCO).

Private Pilot Lessons and Commercial Flight School in Kissimmee/Orlando, FL.

Academy of Aviation is proud to open its doors at KISM in 2023.

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Ask Us. We are here to help.

We understand that choosing the right aviation school can be overwhelming with so many options. Flight training curriculum isn't the easiest to understand as a new pilot. Our Admissions Department is ready to answer your questions about flying lessons and we'd be happy to help you compare flight schools that you are researching. This is a huge decision and you want to choose a school that fits your training needs. We look forward to assisting you with this decision, sharing our passion for cloud cruising and supporting your amazing choice of becoming a pilot.

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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

Flight School Highlights: What's Happening at AoA in Orlando/Kissimmee?

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CFI Employment InformationWe are aggressively looking for flight instructors for our KISM location.

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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.

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