Career and Private Pilot Training
Accelerated Career Pilot Program
PPL Course Information
International F-1 Visa Program
Full F-1 Course Information
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We welcome and teach both career/commercial airline and private recreational flight
students at all of our locations.
Want to fly for fun?
Academy of Aviation has locations in Farmingdale and White Plains NY,
Charlotte NC and Atlanta GA. You will fly small planes in the same airspace as
major flights, and learning to become a pilot in these airspaces will give you the
experience and confidence to fly
If you are career-minded:
One of the most compelling comparisons between Academy of Aviation and a four-year
college is the time/money factor. Unlike a full-time college commitment, we immerse you
into the world of pilot training for the full duration of your experience. If you’ve got
your heart set on a career as a pilot, our Accelerated Career Pilot Program will
put you on a direct course to your goal in much less time, and for less money than a
college or university.
Academy of Aviation enables you to train at a flight school recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education.
Academy of Aviation is overseen by the Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision (BPSS) which
monitors non-degree granting proprietary schools. Academy of Aviation is regarded as a
school of excellence as accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and
A central distinction between an independent FAA-certified instructor and the Career Pilot
track at Academy of Aviation is determined by our ACCSC Accreditation. ACCSC serves as the
designated institutional accrediting agency for 700 trade and technical schools that provide
quality vocational education to over 150,000 students each year.
As an enrollee of Academy of Aviation's Accelerated Career Pilot Program, we
encourage students to apply for a Certified Flight Instructor job upon
A position as an AOA flight instructor allows you to build experience and flight time; in
about 18-22 months, you can build the flight experience required for the ATP Certificate and
1500-hour airline hiring minimums. The Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate is the
highest level of aircraft pilot certificate.
View financing information for our
Accelerated Career Pilot Program.
• Part 141 curriculum approved at every campus means an absolute interest in training
quality and safety. The ability to utilize Part 141 and Part 61 training on a
course-by-course and "individual student performance" basis allows faster completion and
more hours available to students, if there is a need for additional training for
• Fly every type of aircraft in our fleet during your program, or stick to one or two. We
want you to have fun.
• Experience different aerospace by flying each course of your program at a different campus
location. Fly a little in upstate and downtown New York, tour the Carolina skies and cruise
with the big boys in Atlanta.
• You've worked hard to become a CFI and we're not going to place you behind a desk with a
phone to work Admissions or simply teach ground school. We're going to put you to work in
the air so you can log your necessary hours to get you to 1500. You can continue to teach
and grow with us if the airlines aren't the right fit for you. The airlines aren't the only
career option -- Chief Pilots, Designated Pilot Examiners, Operations Managers, Aviation
Safety Inspectors are all in demand.
Recent Student Achievements:
Shirley Linda celebrates her first solo at AOA Atlanta! #flyaoa
Chenli Ye completed his Commercial Multi check ride today with Dylan O'Neal and finished his
program. Congratulations!! #flyaoa
Judeen Phillips celebrates an amazing first solo at our Atlanta campus! #flyaoa
International Student Nikita Mehta took her Private Pilot check ride today at FRG.
Jamil Kariml did his first solo today on a beautiful morning at our Charlotte/Gastonia