Academy of Aviation Blog

Return To Service

June 1: Official Reopening

A Message From Our President
It’s Time!!!

Academy of Aviation is resuming 100% of its operations as of June 1, 2020.

While I am not going to get into details about what the whole world knows about COVID-19's devastating impact, it's now time to return to service and start living and flying again!

We will be taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of every single employee, student, renter and customer. Please reach out to the AOA staff at your location for all current safety protocols, because the guidelines are different at each location.

I will be offering some amazing flight specials and newly approved and discounted FAA programs as we move forward with the opening. I am determined to reignite the passion for flight that we all share.

This is going to be an amazing recovery-- and as crappy of an experience as COVID-19 has been, the rest of 2020 is going to be the best damn year ever-- I truly believe this.

Be positive, think positive and you will get positivity and greatness in return. I know this. So grab your headsets, and Get Ready for Takeoff!

Love you all,
Chris Richards
President, Director and Founder

Academy of Aviation will be accepting new enrollments starting May 25.

New enrollments will resume for all campuses beginning on May 25. Please contact your admissions representative for full information, as we will be following a strict protocol to ensure the health and safety of students, instructors and staff.

You will need to have a COVID-19 test completed before entering the school. To get a free test, Call the Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 or visit

Please allow a two-week wait period for your test results when anticipating your start date.

All students will need a face-covering (mask) for training. Please have your own, or you may be able to purchase a mask from us while our supplies last.

Domestic Flight School Student Admissions

For our
Farmingdale, NY (KFRG) location:
Call  (631) 777-7772
Text Message  (631) 386-8050

For our Westchester, NY (KHPN) location:
Call  (914) 461-2336

For our Charlotte/Gastonia, NC (KAKH) location:
Call  (704) 869-7844

International Flight School Student Admissions

Text or Call   +1 516-927-7020
Skype  live:hakima.aoa
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Academy of Aviation Locations:


Farmingdale, NY
Republic Airport

White Plains, NY
Westchester County Airport

Charlotte/Gastonia, NC
Gastonia Municipal Airport

Atlanta, GA
Falcon Field