Academy of Aviation Flight School - International Flight Students Welcomed

Advance your career

International Students


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.

Please see our International Flight Students page for all the information you need to enroll.
The Integrated Commercial Course is for students who already know that they want to go all the way in their pilot certification. You will finish the course with a Commercial Pilot License with Instrument and Multi-Engine ratings and enough multi-engine time and real world experience to make you competitive in the demanding commercial pilot market. This increases your chances of gaining employment.

A special training program will be created for you based on your specific post certification goals and your financial requirements. Financing is available for many applicants and we are working closely with the lending banks to secure the best options for your loans.

As all students of AOA, participants in the Integrated Commercial Course can get personal coaching and advice from many of our former students and instructors who are now flying successfully for major airlines around the world. Starting a successful pilot career takes more than learning to fly an airplane and we ensure that students who want to achieve their goals in commercial aviation are fully prepared to meet the challenges of the aviation industry. You will be much more than “ready” to meet the challenges!
Some reasons for choosing career pilot Integrated Commercial course:
Fast progress through the pilot certification path.
More current and marketable experience at the point of getting your Commercial License.
Financing options.

What AOA offers to your advantage:
FAA Part 141 - lower minimum hours required.
G1000 equipped airplanes - immediately ready for the new crop of glass cockpit airplanes.
Best rates for your multi-engine hours.
JFK Air Traffic Control - practical skills to meet the demands of any airspace in the world.
Always available and well serviced airplanes.

Call us for more details on the program and for an evaluation of your specific requirements.



International student pilot career course

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WELCOMED