Charlotte-Gastonia, NC

Gastonia, Charlotte North Carolina

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

Flight Lessons in North Carolina | Near Charlotte and Concord

We welcome and teach both career airline and private recreational flight students. Learn to fly for work or for fun.

Recreational and career flight training programs. A full student Financial Aid option is available for our Career Pilot program. Flight Training in the Charlotte/Gastonia metropolitan area of North Carolina gives the aspiring pilot a unique experience of learning to fly close to one of busiest airspaces in the country near Charlotte Douglas International, in addition to mountain valley, forest and coastline areas of North and South Carolina.

Contact our Admissions Department today to schedule a campus tour or test drive our fleet by booking an introductory discovery flight: (704) 869-7844 or fill out our Online Form for more information.

As of July 1, 2018, the City of Gastonia has awarded Academy of Aviation (AOA) the management contract for Gastonia Municipal Airport (KAKH).

Visit us today and see why Academy of Aviation is an excellent choice for your flight training.

KAKH Map and Directions

Academy of Aviation in Gastonia, NC is gaining some great attention down in North Carolina. Here is a cool article about our General Manager of AOA Gastonia, and some information about our newest location. Click to open the full article.

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"New operator of Gastonia airport sees clearer skies ahead." Read Article...

(Clark, John "Some of the Academy of Aviation staff members who have begun work at the Gastonia Municipal Airport since the company took over operations there on July 1." The Gaston Gazette, 5 Aug. 2018,

Charlotte/Gastonia based Flight School at Gastonia Municipal Airport

There is a growing demand for professional airline pilot training and recreational flying lessons in NC 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.

Gastonia Municipal Airport Charlotte/Gastonia, North Carolina, KAKH - map and directions.

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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.

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