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Locations & History


Academy of Aviation's Farmingdale, New York campus is located in a modern and spacious facility in the main terminal of Republic Airport (KFRG). Our staff will always meet you with a smile and attend to all your questions before, during and after your training. We have our own airplane maintenance staff so you never have to wait or reschedule because of airplanes waiting for technical service.

This campus offers ACCSC Accredited and non-accredited courses.

ACCSC reporting.

Accredited Catalog Addendum: Current Flight Instructors and Check Airmen (opens in a new window.)

KFRG Map and Directions

White Plains

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.

This campus offers non-accredited courses only.

KHPN Map and Directions


If you’re researching flight schools in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, Academy of Aviation has expanded its operations to Gastonia Municipal Airport (KAKH), strategically located near major cities such as Charlotte and Concord.

This campus offers non-accredited courses only.

KAKH Map and Directions


Academy of Aviation brings Commercial Flight Training to Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field (KFFC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Opening July, 2020, Academy of Aviation welcomes and teaches both career airline and private recreational flight students. Learn to fly for work or for fun. Full financing is available for Career Students.

This campus offers non-accredited courses only.

KFFC Map and Directions


1998: Academy of Aviation is Founded

Academy of Aviation is the result of the founder’s innovation, quality, and personal attention to his students' needs. As a freelance instructor, 12-hour days were the norm. Picking up students who couldn’t get to the airport and driving them home again after the lesson was standard operating procedure. His drive to be in the air not only helped him accrue impressive flight times, but it helped ignite passion in others, keep the passion alive, and give those with limitations the opportunity to fuel their own passion.


2009: FAA Part 141 Certification

The Academy seeks and earns FAA certification under the Part 141 regulations for flight training. This certification has allowed the Academy to expand into additional markets, become authorized to accept Veterans Benefits from the New York State Department of Veteran Affairs, attract new students, and highlight the dedication to quality we have always used as our baseline.


2016: ACCSC Accreditation*

Academy of Aviation is named an Accredited School by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, further illustrating our commitment to student success and further empowering the Academy to develop programs that will assist future aviators to fulfill their dreams. (*Accredited programs are only available at our KFRG Farmingdale location at this time.)
ACCSC reporting.

Student Outcomes Reported to the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

Academy of Aviation's Farmingdale location (FRG) is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. The following information was reported to ACCSC according to their Annual Report guidelines.

12-Month Multi-Engine Instructor Program (ACOMMI)

  • Enrollments from 10/2016 to 8/2017:
  • Graduation Rate 100% of 3 Students
  • Employment Rate 100% of 3 Graduates

10-Month Single Engine Instructor Program (ACOMSI)

  • Enrollments from 1/2017 to 12/2017
  • No Enrollments