Academy of Aviation

Farmingdale Flight School

Academy of Aviation at Republic Airport (FRG) in New York

Academy of Aviation

Flight Training in Farmingdale

Commercial and Private Pilot School at Republic Airport (KFRG) in Farmingdale, Long Island, New York.

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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?

Farmingdale Campus Information

Our Main Campus and original school is located at Republic Airport (KFRG) in Farmingdale on Long Island. Just a 30-minute drive from New York City, Republic Airport is just minutes away from JFK International and Laguardia Airports.

KFRG Map and Directions

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"Every Top Gun Starts With a Dream"

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Private Pilot Lessons and Commercial Flight School in Farmingdale, New York.

At Academy of Aviation, we are dedicated to providing an enriching, hands-on education to our students - at a reasonable price. Academy of Aviation takes pride as professionals, and the commitment to providing you a better learning experience.

Academy of Aviation's Farmingdale campus is located in a modern and spacious facility in the main terminal of Republic Airport. Our staff will always meet you with a smile and attend to all your questions before, during and after your training. We have our own airplane maintenance staff so you never have to wait or reschedule because of airplanes waiting for technical service.

We are more than a place for getting a pilot license. At Academy of Aviation you will not only become a fully qualified pilot, but you will also meet with some of the people who are running the aviation businesses of today and tomorrow. You will have the opportunity to learn firsthand what to expect in your future careers and what the aviation business is beyond the flying. Our past students and instructors are routinely returning to our school to pass their newly gained experience on to people like you who are eager to make the jump and spread their wings.

Why Choose Academy of Aviation? Convenience and Flexibility.

Our flight school prides itself in offering flexible scheduling for customers with a busy work or school schedule. We map out your flight lessons to keep you progressing quickly without compromising efficiency or safety. Contact our Admissions Department today to schedule a campus tour or test drive our fleet by booking an Enrollment Orientation Flight.

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.

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

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.

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Flight School Highlights: What's Happening at AoA in Farmingdale?

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AOA Pilots

Accelerated Career Pilot Program

Pricing and Details

Take advantage of Academy of Aviation's exclusive 5-Month 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.

Student Achievements: Academy of Aviation Farmingdale

Andrew Tooindranauth successfully passes his IR check ride

Surindra Maraj has some help celebrating his Instrument check ride.

Ananya Jain earns her Private Pilot License.

Daniel Ayala completes his first solo.

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