June 1: Official Reopening
A Message From Our President
Academy of Aviation is resuming 100% of its operations as of June 1, 2020.
While I am not going to get into details about what the whole world knows about COVID-19's devastating impact, it's now time to return to service and start living and flying again!
We will be taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of every single employee, student, renter and customer. Please reach out to the AOA staff at your location for all current safety protocols, because the guidelines are different at each location.
I will be offering some amazing flight specials and newly approved and discounted FAA programs as we move forward with the opening. I am determined to reignite the passion for flight that we all share.
This is going to be an amazing recovery-- and as crappy of an experience as COVID-19 has been, the rest of 2020 is going to be the best damn year ever-- I truly believe this.
Be positive, think positive and you will get positivity and greatness in return. I know this. So grab your headsets, and Get Ready for Takeoff!
Love you all,
President, Director and Founder
Career and Private Pilot Training
International F-1 Visa Program
AOA RTS (Return To Service)
Academy of Aviation will be accepting new enrollments starting May 25.For all information: click here.
Prioritizing health and safety: Our response to the COVID-19 crisis.
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 on Long Island and White Plains in New York and Charlotte/Gastonia in North Carolina. You will fly small planes in the same airspace as major flights going in and out of JFK and Charlotte Douglas International, and learning to become a pilot in these airspaces will give you the experience and confidence to fly anywhere.
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 get you into the air for the full duration of your training. If you’ve got your heart set on a career as an airline pilot, our career-oriented programs 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 Colleges (ACCSC).
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 Career Pilot program, we encourage students to apply for a Certified Flight Instructor job upon graduation.
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.