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Locations & History

Stop in for a campus tour at one of our bases in New York or North Carolina:

Republic Airport (KFRG) in Farmingdale, New York

Academy of Aviation's Farmingdale campus is located in a modern and spacious facility in the main terminal of Republic Airport. 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.
KFRG Map and Directions

Westchester County Airport (KHPN) in White Plains, New York

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

Gastonia Municipal Airport (KAKH) in Charlotte/Gastonia, North Carolina

If you’re researching flight schools in the Charlotte, NC area, Academy of Aviation has expanded its operations to Gastonia, North Carolina, strategically located near major cities such as Charlotte and Concord. This campus offers non-accredited courses only.
KAKH 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, earn approval 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.


2018: Full Student Financing

A Wells Fargo Collegiate® student loan option is made available for those who qualify, which may help you pay for the costs associated with your professional and commercial flight training program.

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.

Single Engine Instructor (ACOMSI)

  • 2018:
  • Graduation rate: 100%
  • Employment rate: 100%

Multi Engine Instructor (ACOMMI)

  • 2018:
  • Graduation rate: 100%
  • Employment rate: 100%