The part of Florida stretching from Titusville to Vero Beach- accurately nicknamed the “Space Coast”- provides pilots with the unique experience of challenging training among gorgeous panoramas.  Many flight schools are only minutes from the ultimate example of man’s achievements in aeronautical science: Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center.  The region accommodates schools that offer literally every type of pilot certification one could obtain.

Bristow Academy, Inc (Space Coast Regional (TIX)
Golden Knights Blvd.
Titusville, FL  32780
321-385-2919

Instruction Available: ROTARY ONLY, Part 61 & 141 - Private, Instrument, Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument, Airline Transport Pilot.  Ground school, computerized testing facility, Designed Pilot Examiner (DPE) on staff.

“Flight training in helicopters is demanding and exhilarating- what better place to be inspired to pursue rotorcraft ratings than at a school neighboring the Kennedy Space Center?  Bristow Academy offers heli training in their fleet consisting of Sikorsky, Robinson R-22, and Bell 206.  Active-duty members of the armed forces can further their skills via the school’s Military Training Program (MTP).  If you’re already an established helicopter pilot, consider taking advantage of their 'External Load' course (expect to log 10-15 hours of flight time in order to receive the certification).  European residents will find a comprehensive curriculum for either JAA or JAA/FAA combined ratings.”

Space Coast Aviation Services, Inc. (Space Coast Regional (TIX)
Golden Knights Blvd.
Titusville, FL  32780
321-508-9184

Instruction Available: Sport Pilot, LSA, Tailwheel, LSA Aerobatic.

“Training for the FAA’s ‘new’ Sport Pilot license is a fun, economical way to poke holes in the sky!  This rating is deal for those interested only in fair-weather, daytime flying, or for already-licensed pilots who have health issues that might prevent them from obtaining a standard FAA medical certificate.  SCAS has several LSA (light sport aircraft) to choose from, including the MD3 Rider, which offers unparalleled visibility for pilot and passenger.  The school also has instruction packages for introductory aerobatic training and tailwheel transition.”

American Light Sport Aviation (Melbourne International (MLB)
Melbourne, FL
321-213-9264

Instruction Available: Sport Pilot

“As a dealer for the X-Air Light Sport plane, American Light Sport Aviation offers comprehensive instruction for the Sport Pilot rating.  Training packages are available, or choose to rent the X-Air solo.”

Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne International (MLB)
801 Harry Goode Way
Melbourne, FL   32901
321-674-6501

Instruction Available: Sport Pilot, Recreational, Private, Instrument, Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument, Multi-Engine, Multi-Engine Instructor, Airline Transport Pilot, Tailwheel, Aerobatic.  Ground school, computerized testing.

“FIT is one of the very few establishments in the United States with the capability to provide training for every single-engine land (SEL) rating the FAA offers.  The Flight Training Operations department possesses a fleet features of over forty aircraft- mostly Piper- many of which utilize the Avidyne Integrated Flight Deck System.  The school is assimilated with certain FAA training processes- they’re an authorized testing center for written knowledge exams, as well as participants in the IACRA program.  Prospective students can sign up for either FAA or JAA flight training.  Students who are looking for a well-rounded education will probably be interested in specialty courses like 'Air Taxi'  and 'Complex Instruments'.  Unlike many aviation colleges, FIT's piloting instruction is available to the general public in addition to enrolled students.”

Space Coast Aviation (Merritt Island (COI)
900 Airport Road
Merritt Island, FL  32952
321-453-2222

Instruction Available:  Fixed Wing and Rotary- Sport, Recreational, Private, Instrument, Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument, Airline Transport Pilot, Multi-Engine, Multi-Engine Instructor.  Ground school.

“Space Coast Aviation is an FBO-based flight school offering fixed and rotary-wing training and rental.  Students aiming for either FAA or JAA certifications will find a balanced fleet that provide them with versatile piloting experience.  The school is open seven days per week, an advantage for those attempting accelerated training in Florida’s sometimes erratic weather.”

Voyager Aviation  (Merritt Island (COI)
475 Manor Drive
Merritt Island, FL  32952
321-454-3090

Instruction Available:  Part 61 & 141- Sport, Recreational, Private, Instrument, Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument, Airline Transport Pilot, Multi-Engine, Multi-Engine Instructor, Tailwheel.  Ground school.

“Recently revitalized after two decades of operation, much of Voyager Aviation's training staff are FAA Gold Seal Instructors.  Their collection of aircraft is rated for training from Sport Pilot through Airline Transport Pilot.  Students can take advantage of the Elite flight simulator for instrument refresher studies, or book the Citabria for spin and upset training.  Recency programs for Indian pilots (DGCA) are available through scheduled packages; accommodations for out-of-state and international visitors are available through dedicated student housing facilities, which are within walking distance of the school.”

Flight Safety Academy (Vero Beach Municipal (VRB)
2805 Airport Drive
Vero Beach, FL  32960
772-564-7600

Instruction Available:  Part 61 &141- Private, Instrument, Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument, Airline Transport Pilot, Multi-Engine, Multi-Engine Instructor, Tailwheel, Aerobatic.  Ground school, Computerized testing, Designated Pilot Examiner on staff.

“As one of the largest flight schools in the country, Flight Safety’s focus is exclusively on producing professional pilots.  Among the school’s many features: a substantial fleet of training aircraft, housing located on-campus, and FAA-certified full-motion flight simulators.  The Vero Beach-based Academy is in partnership with Indian River State College to allow students the opportunity to supplement their pilot ratings with an academic degree.  Students are offered many resources, including an extensive aviation library, as well as help in procuring jobs upon graduation.  Several programs are available for international students seeking primary or conversion training.”

Paris Air, Inc. (Vero Beach Municipal (VRB)
3300 Airport West Drive
Vero Beach, FL  32960
772-770-2708

Instruction Available:  Part 61 & 141-  Private, Instrument, Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument, Airline Transport Pilot, Multi-Engine, Multi-Engine Instructor. Ground school, Computerized testing, Designated Pilot Examiner on staff.

“Would you like to become a helicopter pilot who makes a living as an aerial photographer?  Or are you more interested in flying small multi-engine planes for an air taxi company?  Perhaps you have an interest in piloting hospital patients for medical transport?  You can achieve these goals through the instruction available at Paris Air.  Their training fleet consists not only of single-engine Cessnas and Piper, but also a Schweizer Helicopter, Navajo Chieftan multi-engine, and King Air twin turbo-prop.  Paris Air has a variety of programs to choose from for both domestic and foreign students, all of which are compliant under Part 61 and 141 FAA certifications.”

A&E Bonanza, LLC (Melbourne International (MLB)
Melbourne, FL
321-604-2438      flymodine@gmail.com

Indian River Flying Club (Melbourne International (MLB) & Valkaria Airport (X59)
Melbourne, FL
321-412-3783

One Response to “Titusville and Vero Beach”

  • ADIL HUSSEIN says:

    Dear Sir,
    I would like to know if you offer CFI and CFII course.? also how much “Approx” it will cost and how long will it take to finsh the course.?
    Thanks
    Regards
    ADIL

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