Steeped in rich history, St. Augustine and Jacksonville maintain two completely different cultural identities.  St. Augustine, the oldest European settlement in the United States, is a study of contrasts between ancient and modern: it’s home to an old 300-year-old Spanish fort, as well as a new Extra 300 owned by famed aerobatic pilot Patty Wagstaff.  As Florida’s northernmost metropolis, Jacksonville has long maintained an antebellum lifestyle, particularly when classic Southern derring-do was demonstrated by the city’s residents during aviation’s early days.

Atlantic Aviation, Inc (Herlong Airport (HEG)
9300 Normandy Blvd., Suite 506
Jacksonville, FL  32221
904-378-3259

Instruction Available: Private, Instrument, Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument, Multi-Engine, Multi-Engine Instructor, Airline Transport Pilot

With a fleet consisting of newer (2003 model) Cessna 172s, as well as multi-engine Piper Seminoles, Atlantic Aviation is an ideal school for students aspiring to become professional pilots.  The school boasts an impressive 8,000 square-foot training center for ground-based studies and instrument training in their state-of-the-art Redbird simulator.  For as little as $59, the school will take piloting candidates on an introductory flight.  Atlantic Aviation also offers all-inclusive "Total Pilot Programs", which provides transient students with housing, textbooks, headsets, in addition to the necessary flight instruction and exams.

Jacksonville Flight Training (Herlong Airport (HEG)
9300 Normandy Blvd., Suite 504
Jacksonville, FL  32221
904-783-9335

Instruction Available: Private, Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor, Airline Transport Pilot

Established in 2009, Jacksonville Flight Training at Herlong Airport (HEG) is focused on delivering cutting-edge instruction for tomorrow's professional pilots.  Their fleet includes Cessna 172s equipped with the latest in aircraft electronics: the revered Garmin G1000 flight instrument and avionics system, which familiarizes students with the "glass cockpit" environment present on many modern airlines.  The school also offers single-engine training in a Piper Warrior, as well as multi-engine ratings in their Piper Seminole.  Flight reviews (formerly "BFR") are available, and college students enrolled with Florida State College can transfer their flight hours towards reciprocal degree programs.
North Florida Flight Training (Craig Municipal (CRG)
855-1 St. Johns Bluff Road
Jacksonville, FL  32225
904-642-3912

Instruction Available:  Private, Instrument, Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument, Airline Transport Pilot.  Computerized testing.

An impressive fleet of single-engine aircraft is available to prospective student pilots at North Florida Flight Training, a designated Cessna Pilot Center.  Learn the basics by flying a G1000-equipped Cessna 172, or add a special "high performance" endorsement to your logbook via the school's Turbo Cessna 182 and Cessna 206.  Aircraft rentals are available to self-insured pilots.  Students will find several finance and education options, including VA-approved loans, as well as course credits for college programs through Mountain State University.  Located at Craig Municipal Airport, NFFT strongly incorporates a multimedia-based approach for ground instruction, glass cockpit training, and knowledge exam testing.

Florida Aviation Career Training, Inc.  (St. Augustine/St. Johns County Airport  (SGJ)

4900 US 1 North, Suite 200
St. Augustine, FL  32095
904-824-9401

Instruction Available: Private, Instrument, Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument, Multi-Engine, Multi-Engine Instructor, Airline Transport Pilot.  Ground school, Computerized testing.

For over 20 years, Florida Aviation Career Training teaches students with either a flexible (part 61) or highly structured (part 141) flight curriculum.  Pilots attending the St. Augustine-based school can choose between training in economical single-engine Cessna planes, or advanced Piper aircraft (Arrow III for a ‘Complex Aircraft’ endorsement, Seneca for multi-engine rating).  Students who have previous flight experience can receive credit for a portion of their logged hours.  Open seven days per week, the school also offers flight reviews to licensed pilots seeking to maintain their flight currency.

Florida Flyers: European U.S. Flight School, Inc.  (St. Augustine (SGJ)
4730 Casa Cola Way, Suite 100
St. Augustine, FL  32095
904-209-3508

Instruction Available: Private, Instrument, Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument, Airline Transport Pilot, Multi-Engine, Multi-Engine Instrument

Whether you're from the United States and want to learn how to fly, or a European resident hoping to expand your professional horizons, Florida Flyers has what you're looking for.  They offer a dizzying number of special programs, including: normal flight instruction, refresher courses for pilots preparing for their Instrument Proficiency Check, detailed Garmin G1000 training, JAA conversions, and even a flying companion seminar to teach non-pilots how to properly handle an aircraft during an emergency.  With a multilingual staff, part 61 and 141 certification, and the latest in flight simulator technology, Florida Flyers has it all!

 

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