Middle & High School Pilot Academy
Attention Students: Until further notice, Pilot Academy ground classes and events will be held in a live, virtual format. Ground classes will remain at their originally scheduled times. Flights will continue to be scheduled on an individual basis, with social distancing measures in place.
We look forward to welcoming our students for a great (albeit, unusual) year!
Designed especially for 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students, this class is a great way for them to jump start their flying careers!
The Middle & High School Academy is designed to be a three "school year" (September-May) long course that consists of consecutive levels of classes with a summer break between each. Students who are in 7th-9th grade will start off their pilot training with the Level I Pilot Academy, and then progress upwards into levels II and III of the program. Once they successfully complete all three levels, students will then progress to private training and then will actually become certified to solo!
All classes are taught by FAA-certified flight and ground instructors and are designed to be interactive, engaging and fun! All of the classroom and flight time earned in the course is logged in a pilot's logbook and actually counts towards the requirements for earning an FAA private pilot certificate!
Monthly tuition includes about 2-3 classes and 1 flight lesson per month (13 total classes plus 5 flights per semester). The classes take place on weekends (Saturday or Sunday), and the monthly flight lesson is scheduled using our flexible online scheduling system.
A sample of the material covered in each Academy level is as follows:
CAA Level III Class Syllabus
Videos courtesy of CBS 46 News
2020-2021 Pilot Academy Class Schedule
Class Times: 2-3 Saturday or Sunday Classes per month (Total of 13 classes/semester) and one additional day of your choosing for the actual flight
The monthly fee includes all scheduled class sessions and one FREE flight (which includes about 45 minutes of logged front-seat pilot time, and up to 2 additional hours of back-seat flight observer time).
Registration Fee: (one time) which includes all course materials: $249*
Course materials include: CAA custom pilot's wings, CAA polo shirt, pilot shirt, black zipper tie, epaulets, engraved magnetic name tag, engraved pilot logbook and 6 months of AOPA flight training pilot magazine.
***The CAA Pilot Academy program is a rigorous program that requires students to be highly self-motivated to be successful. Students in the program must pass both midterm and final exams with at least an 85% in order to continue to the next level of training.***