Academy of Aviation Flight School - International Students

Academy of Aviation Flight School - Commercial Course

Advance your career with FAA pilot licenses and ratings.

International Students

Call our Admissions Team or fill out our online form to enroll.

Online Admissions Form
Courses and Pricing
International Admissions Phone: +1 516-962-0339

Whether you are from India, Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates or anywhere else in the world, you can advance your career with the FAA pilot licenses and ratings. We offer affordable pilot career courses and diverse flight training conditions. You get great value for your money.

Your stay in New York - the heart of the world - will be something you will always remember, not only because of the flight experience you will gain with us but also because of the great life experience that only comes with living in NYC.

Your I20 Visa documentation will be ready within a week and your interview will be in a few weeks. You can start your training in the U.S.A. practically within a month after your initial application. We currently teach students from every corner of the world and this includes Middle Eastern, European, Asian, African, South American, Australian students and more. Our location just outside of New York City makes it very convenient for International students to learn to fly and have leisure time as well within such a diverse ethnic community. Chances are you will know someone who has moved from your country to New York.

We have successfully trained pilots who are now flying for many International Airlines Worldwide. Academy of Aviation is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Approved Flight School offering training in accordance with FAA Part 141 and Part 61 Regulations.

Academy of Aviation observes the regulations mandated by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), a Division of Homeland Security which governs aviation training of foreign nationals. In order to begin flight training at Academy of Aviation, you will register with TSA and be entered into the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). Once the application and registration process is complete, you will receive paperwork to apply for a visa. Then you will be on your way.

International students must meet all of the following requirements:

● Complete and remit Academy of Aviation School Application or fill in and submit the online form below.
● Attach a copy of Passport.
● $2,500.00 refundable Tuition Deposit/Application Fee

All documents not written in English must be accompanied by a legal English translation.

NON USA Citizens and Permanent Resident Alien Card holders must apply to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

If you need help with the TSA Application please contact us.

Where are we located?
Academy of Aviation's main office is located at Farmingdale, NY, USA. We are approximately 30 miles East of New York City.

How long will this take, and what will it cost?
At Academy of Aviation, our students make up their own flying and study schedule. We are flying 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Our office is open 7 days a week from 7:00-19:00. Everyone works and learns at different rates. Some students will come to us with no aviation experience, while others will come to us with a great deal of aviation experience. Therefore, it is impossible to give a standard quote for everyone. Realistically, you can expect to complete your training within a year to a year and a half. Although, it will depend upon weather and student skill/preparation level.

Please e-mail us at for an individual quote. Please include any specific information we may need, such as any licenses/ratings held, or any prior aviation experience.
Student Visa
This process should be started as soon as possible. The application must be completed EXACTLY as required, or it may not be accepted. It is recommended you allow at least two months for the application process prior to your proposed start date at Academy of Aviation. You must show that you have adequate monetary funds available to you to pay tuition fees, maintain yourself and dependents who go to USA and to pay return transportation costs without engaging in employment in USA. We will provide you with a letter of acceptance to Academy of Aviation and an I20 form, which you will need for the Visa application process. You should check with your nearby USA visa or immigration office for further details

Accommodations provided by AOA start at $250 per week for private room with wireless internet. Transportation is also included if you choose to stay at one of our facilities.

What programs do we offer?
Academy of Aviation offers the following programs:
●PPL (Private Pilot License)
●CPL (Commercial Pilot License)
●Multi Rating
●Single IFR (in a Cessna 172)
●Multi IFR

When can I start my program?
As mentioned, Academy of Aviation has very flexible hours. You are welcome to start your flight training as soon as you get your Student Visa and are in USA. We recommend you contact us 2-3 weeks prior to arriving in USA so that we can start booking your lessons.

You must have a good grasp of the English language, meaning you must be able to speak, read and write in English.

NON USA Citizens and Permanent Resident Alien Card holders must apply to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

If you need help with the TSA Application, please contact us.

Private Pilot Course/Hours

Private Pilot Course Hours
Flight DA-20 Dual w/ Instructor 30
Flight Solo DA-20 5
Pre & Post Briefing 6
One on One Ground Instruction 9

*All training at our Farmingdale KFRG location.

Instrument Rating Course/Hours

Instrument Rating Course Hours
Simulator RedBird Dual w/ Instructor 14
Flight C172 Dual w/ Instructor 24
Pre & Post Briefing 5
One on One Ground Instruction 5

*All training at our Farmingdale KFRG location.

Commercial Multi Engine Course/Hours

Commercial Multi Engine Course Hours
Flight DA-20 Dual w/ Instructor 3
Shared Time Building DA-20 32.5
Flight DA-42 Dual Multi Engine w/ Instructor 30
Pre & Post Briefing 7
One on One Ground Instruction 3

*All training at our Farmingdale KFRG location.

Academy of Aviation
International flight student application


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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