Academy of Aviation Flight School

Commercial Flight Training at Westchester County Airport (KHPN) in White Plains, New York.

Academy of Aviation welcomes and teaches both career airline and private recreational flight students. Learn to fly for work or for fun.

We are a Cessna Pilot Center and Cessna Authorized Service Facility.

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Academy of Aviation is a Liberty University Flight Training Affiliate.

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Flight School Admissions (for both Recreational and Career Pilot Students)

Call our Admissions Team or fill out our Online Form to enroll.

Domestic Student Admissions (for both Recreational and Career Pilot Students)

Call or Text: (516) 613-4556

International Student Admissions

Call or Text: (516) 613-4698

Academy of Aviation Course Catalog

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CFI Employment Information

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We are a Cessna Pilot Center and Cessna Authorized Service Facility.

Westchester County Airport (KHPN) is one of the most convenient airports in the New York Metro area to learn to fly. The main benefits of this airport is that it's a very easy commute for students in New York City, upper Manhattan and Westchester County areas such as Rye, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Irvington and Greenburgh. HPN offers an alternative to a ride out to Long Island for many NYC residents.

At Academy of Aviation, we are dedicated to providing an enriching, hands-on education to our students - at a reasonable price. Academy of Aviation takes pride as professionals, and the commitment to providing you a better learning experience.

Academy of Aviation

Private Pilot Lessons and Commercial Flight School in Westchester County, New York.

We are more than a place for getting a pilot license. At Academy of Aviation you will not only become a fully qualified pilot, but you will also meet with some of the people who are running the aviation businesses of today and tomorrow. You will have the opportunity to learn firsthand what to expect in your future careers and what the aviation business is beyond the flying. Our past students and instructors are routinely returning to our school to pass their newly gained experience on to people like you who are eager to make the jump and spread their wings.

Why Choose Academy of Aviation? Convenience and Flexibility.

There is a growing demand for professional airline pilot training and recreational flying lessons in the New York City area and we are here to support you in whatever your pilot license aspirations may be. Our flight school prides itself in offering flexible scheduling for customers with a busy work or school schedule. We map out your flight lessons to keep you progressing quickly without compromising efficiency or safety.

Ask Us. We are here to help.

We understand that choosing the right aviation school can be overwhelming with so many options. Flight training curriculum isn't the easiest to understand as a new pilot. Our Admissions Department is ready to answer your questions about flying lessons and we'd be happy to help you compare flight schools that you are researching. This is a huge decision and you want to choose a school that fits your training needs. We look forward to assisting you with this decision, sharing our passion for cloud cruising and supporting your amazing choice of becoming a pilot.

Academy of Aviation White Plains Student Achievements
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Manuel De La Cruz Marchena earns his Instrument Rating with DPE Nick Gregory.

Sean Reid celebrates his Instrument Rating.

Danila Morokov celebrates his PPL.

Brandon Euzebe celebrates his Commercial Single.

Wilson Cheah did his first solo under CFI Eric Lincoln's supervision.

Angelo Gonzalez completed his First Solo under the watchful eye of CFI Patrick Canavan.

Academy of Aviation
Flight School Location Details

Academy of Aviation Locations:


Farmingdale, NY
Republic Airport

White Plains, NY
Westchester County Airport

Charlotte/Gastonia, NC
Gastonia Municipal Airport

Atlanta, GA
Falcon Field