Academy of Aviation Flight School - Blog

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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.

  • 2020 Top Hawk Winner
  • Textron Aviation names AOA as a winner of the 2020 Top Hawk Program.
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  • F-1 Visa
  • Academy of Aviation is approved to issue the F-1 Visa to international students.
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  • Aerobatics Training
  • Experience the total freedom and excitement of aerobatic flight training.
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  • March 21, 2020 - Open House!
  • A New Tunnel Idea
  • Lengthening the Runway at Gastonia Municipal Airport.
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  • Student Achievements
  • Celebrating many of our student milestones of 2019.
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  • Future Pilots of August Martin High School
  • Students enjoy classroom learning and flight training sessions.
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  • We Run This Airport and We Think That's Cool!
  • Academy of Aviation as the FBO of Gastonia Municipal Airport.
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  • The Vocational Trajectory
  • The Big Picture on Tuition Expenses and your Career Earning Potential.
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  • Autumn in the Northeast
  • Training doesn't stop with the summer. Read about the majesty of flying through a Northeastern Autumn.
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  • Winter Flying in New York
  • A blog response to a social media comment about learning to fly in New York.
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  • The Pilot Shortage is Here
  • Take a deep dive into how the pilot shortage is real and being felt around the globe right now.
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  • Alternative Careers for Pilots
  • Maybe airline life isn't for you? Discover alternate career pilot paths.
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  • Flight School as Social Motivator
  • Expanding the social and community role of the traditional flight school.
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  • From Architect to Aviator
  • Follow along as I document my journey to Airline Transport Pilot.
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  • TL Aircraft Agreement
  • AOA and TL Aircraft agreement to test the new TL Sirius in the Accredited Training Fleet.
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  • Flight School vs. College
  • Debunking the misconception that you need a four-year degree to fly for the majors.
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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.
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  • From High School to Flight School
  • For airplane enthusiasts, going from high school to flight school has never been easier.
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  • What Motivates You to Become a Pilot?
  • People fly planes for many different reasons. Get inspired here.
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  • Celebrating Women in Aviation
  • We celebrate the accomplishments made by female aviators for the past 100 years.
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  • 2019 Bill Weaver Scholorship
  • The recipients of the 2019 WAA Bill Weaver Aviation Scholarships were announced.
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  • The Excitement of Spin Training
  • Stalling, spinning and recovery - and teaching, learning and using those skills.
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  • Play our Free Online Arcade Game!
  • Enjoy our first online game geared towards mobile users. Desktop users can play too!
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Academy of Aviation Locations:


Farmingdale, NY
Republic Airport

White Plains, NY
Westchester County Airport

Charlotte/Gastonia, NC
Gastonia Municipal Airport

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