Academy of Aviation

White Plains Flight School

Academy of Aviation at Westchester County Airport (HPN)

Academy of Aviation

Flight Training in White Plains

Commercial and Private Pilot School at Westchester County Airport (KHPN) in White Plains, New York.

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Get a Free Ground School Kit or choose a Free 172 Upgrade for your instrument rating.

Pick your Promotion! You can choose one offer only. For full-time Career Pilot students enrolled in the "Zero to Hero" program. Offer good through Nov. 30, 2022.

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?

White Plains Campus Information

Westchester County Airport (KHPN) is one of the most convenient airports in the New York Metro area to learn to fly. The main benefits of this airport is that it's a very easy commute for students in New York City, upper Manhattan and Westchester County areas such as Rye, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Irvington and Greenburgh. HPN offers an alternative to a ride out to Long Island for many NYC residents.

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

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.

There is a growing demand for professional airline pilot training and recreational flying lessons in the New York City area and we are here to support you in whatever your pilot license aspirations may be. 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.

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

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

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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.

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

Student Achievements: Academy of Aviation White Plains

Manuel De La Cruz Marchena earns his Instrument Rating with DPE Nick Gregory.

Sean Reid celebrates his Instrument Rating.

Danila Morokov celebrates his PPL.

Brandon Euzebe celebrates his Commercial Single.

Wilson Cheah did his first solo under CFI Eric Lincoln's supervision.

Angelo Gonzalez completed his First Solo under the watchful eye of CFI Patrick Canavan.

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