Minimum age: 16 by the start of the activity
Do you want to take the first step in becoming a pilot?
Aspiring pilots receive formal ground instruction and cockpit time with a certified flight instructor. Many cadets participating in a NFA even solo at the academy!
The learning environment is specially designed for cadets, and the low instructor to student ratio provides opportunities for mentoring and individual attention.
Participants in powered flight academies receive 10 hours of “hands on” flight time learning the basics of flying a powered aircraft (Cessna 172), 25 hours of ground instruction, and the opportunity to fly as an observer when other cadets receive instruction.
We recommend you have a FAA Type 3 Medical Certificate completed prior to attending a powered flight academy.
Note from your AD: This is the 15th year that I have been part of this Academy and I can assure you that if you come here you will have an incredible opportunity. You will be challenged to the maximum as this is an intense training opportunity and potentially one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Hope to see you here. Colonel Gene Hartman
Mitchell cadets can apply for a flight scholarship to help pay for this activity! Go to our scholarship page for more information.