Why choose Academy of Aviation?

Our Story

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

Academy of Aviation operates with a very simple purpose – to provide comprehensive, advanced and safe flight training for our students.

Location is everything.
Long Island is just minutes away from JFK International and Spadaro Airports. Between these two airports, you will have the experience and competence to travel anywhere in the World. Your flight training here will make you capable of (and comfortable with) flying into complex controlled airspace like JFK, and show you what it is like to be landing at an airport where you are the sole arrival and departure of the day. We have 11,000-foot runways and grass strips for you to jumpstart your flight training.

Also, just minutes to the north, we have mountains and many different types of terrain for you to familiarize yourself with- an integral factor in your comfort level at the controls of an aircraft is knowledge and recognition of your surroundings. We feel this locale is absolutely perfect for everyone -- from first-time flyers to longtime pros.

  • FAA 141 Approved:
    Private Pilot, Instrument, Commercial Pilot, Multi-Engine and Flight Instructor Certificate and Rating Part 141 courses.
    FAA Part 61 Courses are available.
  • VA Approved:
    Use your benefits towards flight training.
  • ACCSC Accredited:
    Setting standards of educational quality.
  • International Students:
    Advance your career with FAA pilot licenses and ratings.


A Shared Commitment.

Your career path is our first priority, and Academy of Aviation staff and instructors share this responsibility with every student.

FAA Part 141 Approved School.

The structured training environment of a Part 141 school is particularly focused and better for a full-time student whose goal is a professional career.

Master the skills to become a Professional Pilot.

Flight training at Academy of Aviation provides each student the skills airline industry demands of future commercial pilots. You will fly in both single and multi-engine aircraft and upon completion of your flight training, Academy of Aviation encourages the graduating student to apply to stay on as a flight instructor, which gives the student the opportunity to earn the neccessary additional hours for hire at the airlines.

AOA instructors strive to give our graduates the opportunity to soar.

Years of working with our hiring partners and our unmatched expertise in flight training come together in a program that ensures your efforts focus on the training and skills that will put you in the pilot's seat.

Every journey begins somewhere.

Discover the exciting world of flight at Academy of Aviation.

Call us at (508) 784-7174
Academy of Aviation