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Academy of Aviation at Falcon Field (KFFC) in Atlanta, GA

Talk to our admissions and enrollment specialists about financing your flight training at Atlanta Regional Airport/Falcon Field.

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 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 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 Accelerated 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.

View financing information for our Accelerated Career Pilot Program.

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Commercial pilot flight school. Contact us for all funding options.

Steps To Become An Airline Pilot

What steps will you will have to take to become an airline pilot?

We have created a step-by-step guide detailing the process right here:

Become A Pilot

Career Pilot Program

Advanced Pilot Certifications.

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International Students

Private Pilot License Course

Your first step in flight training.

US Citizens and Permanent Residents

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Become A Flight Instructor

Get Paid To Fly.

We're always looking to grow our family of flight instructors.

Get in touch today and join our team.

Employment Opportunities

Flight School Locations:

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Services & Information

We fly seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Our office is open seven days a week from 7:00-19:00.

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Locations & Contact

Ready to Fly? Get in touch by phone or contact us online.

Flight School Admissions

Call our Admissions Team below or fill out our Online Form.

Domestic Flight School Student Admissions

For our Farmingdale, NY (KFRG) location:
Call   (631) 777-7772

For our Westchester, NY (KHPN) location:
Call   (631) 777-7772

For our Charlotte/Gastonia, NC (KAKH) location:
Call   (631) 777-7772

For our Falcon Field/Atlanta, GA (KFFC) location:
Call   (631) 777-7772

International Flight School Student Admissions

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General Information

For all non-educational inquiries, rentals, maintenance, Enrollment Orientation Flights, gift certificates and general information:
Calls Only  (631) 777-7772
Email and please include your campus of interest in the subject line!

Location Information

and points of interest:

  • Republic Airport (KFRG) in Farmingdale, Long Island, New York is just minutes away from JFK International and Spadaro Airports. Between these two airports, you will have the experience and competence to travel anywhere in the World. Your flight training here will make you capable of (and comfortable with) flying into complex controlled airspace like JFK, and show you what it is like to be landing at an airport where you are the sole arrival and departure of the day. We have 11,000 foot runways and grass strips for you to jumpstart your flight training.

    Also, just minutes to the north, we have mountains and many different types of terrain for you to familiarize yourself with- an integral factor in your comfort level at the controls of an aircraft is knowledge and recognition of your surroundings. We feel this locale is absolutely perfect for everyone- from first time flyers to long time pros.

  • KFRG Map and Directions

  • Westchester County Airport (KHPN) in White Plains, New York is home of a dynamic General Aviation community as well as a focal point for Charters and Business aviation. Your training here will benefit from the exact same conditions that we enjoy in Farmingdale - experience in dense controlled airspace as well as flying to small and large uncontrolled airports just minutes away.

  • KHPN Map and Directions

  • Gastonia Municipal Airport (KAKH) in Charlotte/Gastonia, North Carolina is located just outside of Charlotte in the Piedmont region of central North Carolina, which consists of gently rolling terrain frequently broken by hills, river and creek valleys, and low, isolated mountain ridges. The highest point in Gaston County is King's Pinnacle, a rocky monadnock which sharply rises over 800 feet (240 m) above the city of Gastonia. King's Pinnacle rises 1,690 feet (520 m) above sea level, and is part of Crowders Mountain State Park.

  • KAKH Map and Directions

  • Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field (KFFC) in Peachtree/Atlanta, Georgia. "With its unique mix of old southern charm and modern hospitality, Peachtree City is a memorable destination for people of all kinds." This small town has much to offer, plus all the benefits of the large, metropolitan city of Atlanta minutes away. With its 5,768′ runway that can accommodate aircraft up to 60,000 pounds, Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field has become one of the premier airports of the southeast.

  • KFFC Map and Directions

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F-1 Visa Training at Academy of Aviation

F-1 Visa Commercial Pilot plus Flight Instructor Program with work opportunity as a US Certified Flight Instructor (upon successful completion of the program) for the airline-oriented, career minded International Student.

5-Step Guide: How To Become A Pilot

Individuals interested in becoming a pilot will first need to determine what type of license they want to earn. The FAA offers several types of pilot certifications, including sport pilot, private pilot and commercial pilot. At Academy of Aviation, we specialize in both Private and Career Pilot course tracks.

We feature a definitive 5-step guide to becoming a pilot. Every hour of training and flight instruction is logged to ensure new pilots have completed the minimum hours needed to learn how to fly an airplane.

Aerobatics Training at AOA!

Experience the total freedom and excitement of aerobatic flight training in Academy of Aviation's AMERICAN CHAMPION AIRCRAFT 8KCAB SUPER DECATHLON. Improve your pilot skills in precision and coordination. Become a safer pilot and strengthen your self confidence.

AOA Blog: What's on our minds?

Visit here often as pilots, instructors, people in the flight school business and people interested in what the current state of flight training have to say about the state and future of the aviation education industry. Also Academy of Aviation news and announcements will keep you updated on special events at all of our locations.

Take a look at some of our top posts:

Who's "Learning To Fly in the Carolina Sky?"

Fast Data: Flight Tracking as Aviation Recovers and Restarts

New York City Aerial Tour Video

Reopening Resources for Student Pilots

AOA flight student Dr. Dan Herron in a 'New York Magazine Intelligencer: Diary of a Hospital' exclusive.

April 28, 2020: An AOA rep's view of the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds NYC Flyover

Looking Ahead at Flight Training After the Covid-19 Outbreak.

The Gaston Gazette highlights our Top Hawk Cessna.

AOA Student Spotlight
Fly along as Career Student Rakesh Takes the Pilot's Seat.

2020 Top Hawk Winner
Academy of Aviation is a Textron Aviation Top Hawk School!

F-1 Visa
Academy of Aviation is fully approved to issue the F-1 Visa to international students.

Aerobatics Training
Experience the total freedom and excitement of aerobatic flight training in Academy of Aviation's AMERICAN CHAMPION AIRCRAFT 8KCAB SUPER DECATHLON. Improve your pilot skills in precision and coordination. Become a safer pilot and strengthen your self confidence.

March 21, 2020 Open House!
Join AOA on March 21, 2020 at our Farmingdale (FRG) location for our biggest Open House ever. Free refreshments, airplane tours and guest speakers will guarantee a great day and an informative experience about learning about flight training.

The Vocational Trajectory
We consider two very different approaches to flight education: vocational private flight school training vs. going to college for a four-year degree program.

Flight School vs. College/University
Another education comparison that features an in-depth discussion about the merits of a shorter flight school timeline vs. a long-term college commitment, and why the time/experience/seniority factor should be considered when studying to become a professional pilot in today's job market.

The Pilot Shortage
You hear it everywhere: the world is experiencing a pilot shortage and there has never been a better time to become a commercial airline pilot. We check out the facts and link out to some really cool stats and discussions.

Alternative Professional Pilot Careers
So you want to fly but maybe not the on the traditional pilot/passenger jumbo jet route? Find out about other pilot career possibilities, and watch some videos that we feel will motivate you to start your journey to the skies, wherever your personal skies may be.

We've compiled a fun and informative list of some of our favorite flight training and aviation articles for you to enjoy. (Tap here to go directly to our Flight Training courses).

Cargo-only Flights on Passenger Airliners - The need for pilots is still pervasive, as cargo becomes the main passenger in the current COVID-19 crisis.

The Truth About Cabin Air - Have you ever wondered? Our favorite blogger discusses.

Insider Series: How Are Major Airlines’ Pilots Trained? - A fun read about the complexities of learning to fly a 747 and the disaster training that you'll most likely never need in the real world.

What do long haul airline pilots do during cruise? - Wondering if your five-hour flight is all cockpit time, or is there a free moment for coffee? Read this interesting chat session and see what down-time on a flight crew is really like.

Q&A With The Pilot - Squealing noises? 3/2 seat configuration? Deadheading? Read answers to questions you probably never thought about.

Q&A With The Pilot, 2 - We loved the first one, so here's the second installment. And what's up with Seat 13A??

Q&A With The Pilot, 3 - Back for more. Find out when and why a 757 cockpit's side window is opened for fresh air.

Q&A With The Pilot, 4 - These Q&A sessions are too good to resisit for aviation enthusiasts. Our caps off to Patrick Smith for his amazing blog.

Why Pilots Are Always Calling Everyone 'Roger' - We'd like to know!

How To Speak Airline: A Glossary for Travelers - Pretty self explanatory, although we think flight training students would get a kick out of this also.

Thank You, Pilots - A personal story about knowing you're in good hands.

How Becoming A Pilot Improved My Non-Aviation-Related Career - A different take, but an intersting one none the less.

Boeing Powers Up 777X Test Aircraft's Systems - One for the techies... a first look and final-body-join video. Awesome stuff from Boeing!

JANET, America’s Most Secret Airline, Is Hiring - Career goals: fly the non-existent skies!

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Academy of Aviation Locations:


Farmingdale, NY
Republic Airport

White Plains, NY
Westchester County Airport

Charlotte/Gastonia, NC
Gastonia Municipal Airport

Atlanta, GA
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