Academy of Aviation Flight School - Blog
Academy of Aviation Flight School - Blog
Talking Aviation


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

AOA's New Cessna in Action

The Gaston Gazette highlights our 2020 Top Hawk winner.


Though we are still on lockdown in our New York locations, our Gastonia, NC location is flying.

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APRIL 1, 2020

Where we stand right now.


Writing an account of our experience during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic seems daunting because it is still very much a real danger, but here is our story as it still unfolds.

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MARCH 17, 2020

Modified Academy Plan of Action


After a full review of daily operations at the Academy, several areas have been identified that will significantly reduce personal interactions while still providing our students with the training they need.

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AOA STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Career Student Rakesh Takes the Pilot's Seat.


Rakesh, a commercial pilot and an aspiring CFI at Academy of Aviation discusses his journey OF FLIGHT.

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2020 TOP HAWK WINNER

Textron Aviation names AOA as a winner of the 2020 Top Hawk Program.


Cessna partners the world’s leading training aircraft with top pilot training programs around the country.

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F-1 VISA

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


F-1 Visa Commercial Pilot plus Flight Instructor Program with work opportunity as a US Certified Flight Instructor.

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AEROBATICS TRAINING

Experience the total freedom and excitement of aerobatic flight training.


Improve your pilot skills in precision and coordination. Become a safer pilot and strengthen your self confidence.

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OPEN HOUSE!

FREE and open to all at our FRG campus!


This event at our Republic Airport, Farmingdale, NY campus has been postponed. Read blog for further infotmation.

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A NEW TUNNEL IDEA

Lengthening the Runway at Gastonia Municipal Airport.


Doing some internet-based research, I found an article from the Gaston Gazette about the runway at our school's FBO in North Carolina.

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STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

Celebrating many of our student milestones of 2019.


We are fortunate that many of our students like to be recognized on social media, so we'd like to acknowledge some of them here.

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FUTURE PILOTS

High school students enjoy classroom learning and flight training sessions.


Academy of Aviation in Farmingdale welcomed students and future pilots from August Martin High School in New York City on Oct. 24, 2019.

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WE RUN THIS AIRPORT, AND THAT'S COOL!

Academy of Aviation as the FBO of Gastonia Municipal Airport.


AOA is growing our roots in North Carolina's aviation community and the neighborhood community itself.

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THE VOCATIONAL TRAJECTORY

The Big Picture on Tuition Expenses and your Career Earning Potential.


There is no "one single path" that has any significant monetary and quality-of-life benefits over another.

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AUTUMN IN THE NORTHEAST

Training doesn't stop with the summer.


Flying in the Northeastern United States in the fall months is perhaps the best time to enjoy the splendor of this side of the country.

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WINTER FLYING IN NEW YORK

A blog response to a social media comment.


We usually don't like to give attention to Facebook/social media spamming/trolling/baiting comments, but one that we received this week hit home (literally!)

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THE PILOT SHORTAGE IS HERE

How the pilot shortage is real and being felt around the globe.


We'd like to talk about the current pilot shortage and why it is a great time to consider becoming a professional pilot.

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ALTERNATIVE CAREERS FOR PILOTS

Maybe airline life isn't for you? Discover alternate career pilot paths.


If the airline lifestyle really isn’t for you but flying as a career is, we'd like to introduce you to other Career Pilot paths.

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FLIGHT SCHOOL AS SOCIAL MOTIVATOR

Expanding the social and community role of the traditional flight school.


Our Charlotte/Gastonia location is an example of a flight school expanding the scope of just being a school and entering the role of neighborhood patron.

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FROM ARCHITECT TO AVIATOR

Follow along as I document my journey to Airline Transport Pilot.


Follow along as Daniel takes us on his personal journey with the help of Academy of Aviation.

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TL AIRCRAFT AGREEMENT

AOA and TL Aircraft agreement to test the new TL Sirius.


Both companies are seeking solutions for the new aircraft inventory shortages facing large vocational flight schools and trying to address the cost of flight training for future career pilots.

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FLIGHT SCHOOL VS. COLLEGE

Debunking the misconception that you need a four-year degree to fly for the majors.


You will be wasting time and money going to a private or community college that offers a flight program along with a four-year Bachelor’s Degree instead of choosing a Part 141 accredited flight school.

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HOW TO BECOME A PILOT

We've compiled a step-by-step guide on exactly how to become an airline pilot.


If you are considering becoming a pilot for fun or for a career, it is important to understand the educational process and choose the learning path that is right for you.

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FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO FLIGHT SCHOOL

For airplane enthusiasts, going from high school to flight school has never been easier.


Why don't you follow your dreams and set your goals to learn to become a real airline pilot?

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WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO BECOME A PILOT?

People fly planes for many different reasons. Get inspired here.


There are countless reasons why you should pursue a career as a pilot, and the reasons can be as simple as a childhood dream and as complex as a lifelong goal.

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CELEBRATING WOMEN IN AVIATION

We celebrate the accomplishments made by female aviators.


In the century after Blanche Scott accidentally became the first female to pilot and solo in an airplane, we have seen many accomplishments made by women in every corner of the world.

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2019 BILL WEAVER SCHOLORSHIP

The recipients of the 2019 WAA Bill Weaver Aviation Scholarships were announced.


The WAA Safety Day event on June 4th and 5th was held at the Westchester Marriott Hotel in Tarrytown, NY.

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THE EXCITEMENT OF SPIN TRAINING

Stalling, spinning and recovery - and teaching, learning and using those skills.


Spin training skills, or "stall awareness, spin entry, spins, and spin recovery procedures," are arguably some of the most important natural abilities a pilot can learn.

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PLAY OUR FREE ONLINE ARCADE GAME!

Enjoy our first online game geared towards mobile users. Desktop users can play too!


Grab the stars and avoid the dangers! Enjoy our first online game geared towards mobile users, and in the process, decide to change your life and become a real airline pilot!

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Academy of Aviation

Academy of Aviation Locations:

KFRG

Farmingdale, NY
Republic Airport

KHPN
White Plains, NY
Westchester County Airport

KAKH
Charlotte/Gastonia, NC
Gastonia Municipal Airport

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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London
London, England, UK
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