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.

You Have the Dream, We Give it Wings

Academy of Aviation takes pride as professionals, and the commitment to providing you a better learning experience is our first goal. Click each section to expand for further student information.

Academy of Aviation accepts applications throughout the year.

Although not required, Campus visits and interviews with admission counselors, before enrollment, are highly recommended. An interview may be requested at the discretion of the Office of Admissions. All candidates are reviewed for admission, to determine a student’s ability to complete their studies.

Be at least 17 years of age for enrollment and 18 at the time of the Commercial FAA Check Ride.

Demonstrate readiness to succeed in a challenging academic curriculum by providing proof of graduating from U.S. High School or equivalent.

Must be able to hold a valid Student Pilot Certificate/Medical Certificate.

Demonstrate proficiency in the English language through the TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS, if English is not the students first language.

Proof of Citizenship by providing a valid passport or for U.S. citizens a U.S. birth certificate and drivers license.

Proof of Funds.
Acceptance requires, but is not limited to:

Be at least 17 years of age for enrollment and 18 at the time of the Commercial FAA Check Ride.

Demonstrate readiness to succeed in a challenging academic curriculum by providing proof of graduating from U.S. High School or equivalent.

Must be able to hold a valid Student Pilot Certificate/Medical Certificate.

Proof of Citizenship by providing a valid passport or for U.S. citizens a U.S. birth certificate and drivers license.

Proof of Funds.
International students must meet all of the following requirements:

Complete and remit this Academy of Aviation School Application or fill in and submit the online form located here.

Attach a copy of Passport

A $2,500.00 refundable Tuition Deposit/Application Fee is required.

All documents not written in English must be accompanied by a legal English translation.

NON USA Citizens and Permanent Resident Alien Card holders must apply to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), www.flightschoolcandidates.gov.

If you need help with the TSA Application please contact us.


Student Visa: This process should be started as soon as possible. The application must be completed EXACTLY as required, or it may not be accepted. It is recommended you allow at least two months for the application process prior to your proposed start date at Academy of Aviation. You must show that you have adequate monetary funds available to you to pay tuition fees, maintain yourself and dependents who go to USA and to pay return transportation costs without engaging in employment in USA. We will provide you with a letter of acceptance to Academy of Aviation and an I20 form, which you will need for the Visa application process. You should check with your nearby USA visa or immigration office for further details
Accommodations: Accommodations provided by AOA start at $250 per week for private room with wireless internet. Transportation is also included if you choose to stay at one of our facilities.
Pre-requisite: You must have a good grasp of the English language, meaning you must be able to speak, read and write in English.
Flight Student Housing and Accommodations

Academy of Aviation offers a convenient housing which is especially suitable for out of area students and those in the Career Pilot Program. Accommodations provided by AOA start at $250 per week for private room with wireless internet.

Living expenses are very affordable. Although close to New York City, the cost of living in Farmingdale has no premiums compared to other places in the country. With a large number of local stores and ethnic food groceries and restaurants you can almost certainly find your favorite type of food.

Many people underestimate the importance of diversity and leisure time on the successful outcome of their training. For the average career pilot student the course will take many lessons within many months. If you are constantly starved from the things you are used to and live in isolated place with no healthy distractions the chances are that your brain will get tired faster than you will be able to complete your course. This will have negative impact on your academic performance and your personal experience with your lessons and training. While Academy of Aviation can not get any credit for the multitude of choices available to our student, we are happy to notice that student who come from other more isolated centers in the country generally report a higher level of satisfaction and higher motivation for doing the day to day work necessary for their certification.

If you have any questions regarding housing and the cost of living, please call us or send us an email.
Your flying lessons and flight training in Long Island, New York - the heart of the world will be something you will always remember not only because of the flight experience you will gain with us but also because of the great life experience that only comes with living in NYC.

Academy of Aviation is located in a modern and spacious facility in the main terminal of Farmingdale's Republic Airport. Our professional 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.

We are fortunate to operate our flight school from what is the best field for flight lessons and training not only in the NYC area but easily in the World - Republic, KFRG

We are more than a place for getting a pilot license. At Academy of Aviation you will not only become a fully qualified pilot, but you will also meet with some of the people who are running the aviation businesses of today and tomorrow. You will have the opportunity to learn first hand what to expect in your future careers and what the aviation is beyond the flying itself. Our past students and instructors are routinely returning to our school to pass on their newly gained experience on people like you who are eager to make the jump and spread their wings.

Join Academy of Aviation Alumni in these cockpits:

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

"From First Flight to First Officer" - no program has a more direct or more comprehensive path than the Academy of Aviation's Career Pilot program. 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 631-777-7772
Academy of Aviation