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6273 Freeport Blvd

Sacramento

CA 95822.

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AIA – AWARD WINNING, GLOBAL LEADER

Advanced International Aviation Academy is the rated as one of the best flight training academies in the world. Our facilities and training programs are refined and advanced, to provide you with the best pilot training to become a professional airline pilot or a recreational pilot. AIA Academy is a 4 time consecutive winner of AOPA ” Flight Training School Award” ,”Outstanding Flight School” out of 742 competing flight schools. Many major international airlines choose their pilots from our graduates . We are a US Immigration, SEVIS student Visa approved school .

“DEFINING EXCELLENCE” 100 % STUDENT SUCCESS

AIA is focused on providing exceptional quality of flight training with modern aircraft, quality maintenance, well defined optimized training syllabus and  training environment. We constantly strive to improve on our own standards to be the best in the pilot training industry, “Defining Excellence” in Pilot Training . Our specialized courses for Aviation Leadership & Personal Success empowers our students to be top performers in the industry. California weather, with 320 days a year of blue skies, allows you to fly almost everyday to complete your course fast.

FAA-141 & 61 CERTIFIED -“ZERO” ACCIDENTS

We are a FAA certified CFR 141 Flight Training Academy. Our FAA approved training curriculum are meticulously designed and approved by FAA to provide the highest quality of flight training with exceptionally high standards of safety, equipment, airplanes, simulators and training environment. We maintain a high 96% + first-attempt pass rate for students in their FAA certification tests. AIA’s advanced training procedures and immaculate maintenance has proven to keep safety at the highest level, with “zero” accident history ever.

Discover the “EXCEPTIONAL PILOT” in you!

Our highly experienced, carefully selected instructors, with extensive airline and Air Force instructional experience have created  the most efficient & effective flight training programs that maximizes training resources and your training time.  This includes advanced level of aviation knowledge & pilot skills including instrument ratings, multi engine ratings, mountain flying, cross-country, upset recovery & Crew Resource Management training. We customize our training for each student to suit the students learning ability, learning pace, cognitive & motor skills.

Training Facilities

  • 15 Modern Aircraft Fleet
  • Advanced Flight Simulators
  • Training Labs & Library
  • FAA Certified maintenance
  • Multi-media Class rooms
  • Control Towered Airport
  • 16 airports for practice
  • A, B, C, D, E ,G air-spaces
  • Unlimited landings, no fees
  • 1:3 Instructor-Student Ratio
  • 1:3 Airplane-Student Ratio
  • Student Accommodation

Why Train at AIA?

  • Fixed Price Course Fees.
  • 100% Student Success
  • Airline+Military Instructors
  • “Zero” Accident/Incidents
  • Low Cost-Fast track Training
  • Best school AOPA Awards
  • FAA Certified 141 & 61
  • Ideal weather 365
  • Down-town Airport
  • Airline Selection Training
  • SEVIS – I20-Student Visas
  • Early completion discount 

Courses & Fees

  • CPL – FAA 141 & 61
  • CPL – FAA + DGCA Req
  • CPL – FAA + CAAC Req
  • CPL – FAA + EASA Req
  • FAA Private & Sport Pilot
  • FAA Instrument Rating
  • FAA Commercial Pilot
  • FAA Multi Engine
  • CFI – Flight Instructor
  • CFII- Instrument Instructor
  • MEI – Multi Engine instructor
  • FAA ATP – BFR – IPC

Fast-Track Trg

  • Private Pilot – 21 days
  • Sport Pilot -21 days
  • Instrument rating-21 days
  • Multi-Eng rating-21 days
  • FAA CPL only – 90 days
  • CFI-CFII-MEII -21 days
  • DGCA CPL Req-150 days
  • CAAC CPL Req-160 days
  • EASA CPL Req-160 days

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EXPERTISE, QUALITY & VALUE TO YOU

TRAINING FLEET

15 Modern Aircraft & Simulators

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Our modern training fleet consists of 15 late model aircraft such as Cessna 172R, Twin Engine PA 34 Seneca,  BE-76 Duchess with glass cockpit, Piper Arrow-Turbo  PA28-T201RT, Cessna 152, Cessna 150, Remos GX Sport, Frasca 142 Simulator, ALSIM AL200 MCC Simulator & several IFR training planes. Our training fleet is inspected & approved by FAA and maintained by our FAA certified maintenance crew in the high standards required of a certified CFR141 school. We maintain  a 1:4 aircraft to student ratio, so every students get to fly 4 to 6 times a week. We limit our course admission to maintain smalls batch sizes, so  that each student gets the training and attention needed for succeed. Student flight schedules for the entire course is a pre-planned and booked in advance to eliminate interruption or delay in students training.

MAINTENANCE & SAFETY

FAA Certified MRO Repair Station

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We are proud to be one of the few Flight Schools in USA that maintains a “Zero” Accident & Incident history, ever.  Our aircraft are maintained in our FAA certified CFR145 MRO commercial aircraft Repair-Station. We conduct detailed Annual-Inspections and overhauls. Each 100 hours of flight time,  the aircraft are thoroughly  inspected and serviced. Additionally, over and above the FAA recommended 100 hour servicing requirements, our aircraft are serviced and inspected every 50 hours of flight time and condition analyzed.  Our station maintenance crew and mobile maintenance  crew are ready 24/7 to provide you with the best service that you need. This keeps our planes in great condition and available for your training schedules.

INSTRUCTORS & FACULTY

Highly Qualified & Hand-picked

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Instructors at AIA have airline, military and commercial instructional experience with FAA Instructor certifications. We believe in  quality of instruction over quantity. Your instructor is the most important element of your training quality & safety. Unlike most flights schools in USA that use the low experienced, low salaried instructors who are working to build their own flight hours to go to the airline, primarily to cut training costs, our experienced veteran instructors are highly dedicated to your training. AIA instructors undergo specialized standardization training, periodic proficiency tests to maintain our high standards of training. Your future career and performance as a pilot is dependent on your instructors training quality.

ADVANCED SIMULATORS

FAA Certified-Twins & Jets -Logable

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 Our training programs include multiple types of simulators to enhance the training experience and learning. The use of simulators enable us to train students in advanced skills and airline procedures in a safe environment.  Our simulators provide  high accuracy simulation with full force feedback on the control systems,  of over 25 Types of airplanes including  singles-engine, Twin-engine Turboprop & Jets. We Use the best of its kind simulators from   FRASCA and ALSIM in which you can practice, emergency management, Instrument procedures,  approaches and departures from any airport in North America or Europe. Most of all you, can Log more than 50 hours  of simulator training towards you commercial licenses, which will save you thousands of dollars.

COURSE INFORMATION

AIA  Academy conducts FAA approved pilot training courses for single engine and multi engine airplanes from Private Pilot certification to ATP certifications. These courses can be done in fast-track courses or self-paced courses. Students achieve high success rates due to the immersed learning and test preparation methods that we specialize. READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Our DGCA/CAAC/EASA approved curriculum will train you to achieve the FAA pilot certifications and your country’s  pilot certification requirements simultaneously.  Our complete end to end services will assist with enrollment, ground training, license conversion etc. READ MORE

CAMPUS & FACILITIES

If you have been training at another Flight School and wish to transfer to AIA Academy, we will provide you credit for the hours of training per FAA guidance and the necessary documents to transfer. Our admissions office and Flight department will work together to compile your required documents  READ MORE

INSTRUCTOR EMPLOYMENT

Once you complete your Flight Instructor ratings at AIA, you may work as a Flight Instructor. Depending on your, abilities and aptitude, you may be selected to work as a flight instructor in our “elite” training team and will gain immense flight experience, training students at AIA Academy. READ MORE

ADMISSION PROCESS

Build flight time fast with our low cost time-building programs. Regain your pilot currency at low hourly cost programs that we offer. To build single engine time, you can fly our Cessna 150,152, 172 or Remos GX. For Multi-engine  we provide BE-76 Beechcraft Duchess & PA34 Seneca.  READ MORE

FAQ’S                                                                              NEWS

  • What is the difference between a CFR 141 Certified School and CFR 61 non-certified School? Why train 141?

    FAA Part 141 refers to Part 141 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Training in a Part 141 flight school is much more structured, organized and streamlined than you would experience under a Part 61 flight school and is normally associated with larger independent flight schools like Advanced International Aviation Academy, or with some University aviation programs. The training curriculum, syllabus, maintenance and aircraft are inspected and approved by the FAA, periodically, whereas Part 61 is not. Training in a Part 141, you only need  only 35 hours of total time before being eligible for your private pilot test, compared to 40 under a Part 61. Under Part 141, you require a minimum of 190 hours of total flight time to be eligible for commercial pilot test, compared to 250 hours under FAA Part 61 school. IN 141, you save 60 hours for your commercial training and certification compared to Part 61.To summarize it, training and a part 141 school increases the quality of your training, aircraft maintenance, training syllabus and significantly lowers the minimum our requirements to complete the course.  If your goal is to become up a professional pilot, this is the best program, at the lowest cost and shortest time.If you are learning to fly each for pleasure are recreation, you may want to train under the Part 61 program.  This would give you more flexibility in your training process, but may not be the cheapest and safest. More about CFR 141 →

  • What are the BIG mistakes students make when choosing a flight school? How do you choose?

    • Most students make some big mistakes while searching for the best flight school for their training.  Flight training is considerably expensive due to its inherent costs in operating airplanes.  Students tend to compare the advertised training costs between schools and often choose the cheaper advertised fees/prices, not realizing its a “bait” pricing and the terms, conditions and fees/pricing may change after you start training. This is the biggest mistake.
    • The typical first question by a prospective student to the flight school is “how much is your hourly rate for the Cessna 172/152?(the most commonly used training aircraft). Not realizing, the Cessna 172 and 152 have been manufactured since 1950’s.  One school may have  new airplanes which is more expensive and safe, but at higher hourly rates, another might have very old, cheap and unsafe planes, at lower hourly rates. The purchase cost difference between the old and the new plane is approximately 10 times and your training experience and safety also varies similarly.
    • The next question typically this, “what is your hourly rate for flight instruction?” One school may have very low experienced, low paid, low time instructors, who are training you to build hours they need to be hired by an airline, whereas, the other school have highly experienced, well paid instructors who are dedicated purely to your learning. There is a BIG difference in quality of instruction you receive.
    • More over,  one school may not have a dedicated maintenance team with the necessary facilities and equipment and may be using ad-hock mechanics,  questionable tools and parts, to cut costs, while the other may have a full fledged FAA Certified Commercial Repair station with the required facilities ,tools, genuine parts, insurances and FAA certified crew. Quality of planes & Safety matters.
    • One school may be operating in a remote village, with low cost below average facilities in an non-towered airport, while the other may be in a good city with the best training facility at a control towered airport. How does all this effect your safety, quality of your training and life style?  Learn more →
  • Why is Sacramento Executive airport ideal for Flight Training? Weather, Costs, Facilities better? Benefits?

    Sacramento, is the capital of California and is in the heart of the sunny, golden state. AIA Academy, chose to locate its training facilities in this great city at the downtown Executive Airport because of its ideal location for flight training weather, costs, training airports, living facilities, culture & great student life environment.

    Below are some of the important factors that certainly make Sacramento Executive Airport, the best place for flight training in USA.

    • Great weather through out the year for Flight Training. We don’t have the humid hot weather of Florida or Texas, nor do we have hurricanes and storms which disrupts and delays your training. The Sacramento weather is moderate and pleasant, no freezing winter or burning summers.
    • Sacramento executive Airport is 10 minutes to drive from a downtown Sacramento.  Students can have a great city life easy access to the Airport and our training facility. Our airport has a fully operational control tower and instrument approaches, which makes it a great safe environment for training. There are over 10 airports and all the different types of air-spaces for training and practice within 30 minutes of flying time.
    • The city has great recreational activities such as multicultural dinning, night life, water sports, beach activities, hiking, fishing, scuba diving, mountaineering, skiing, snowboarding, horse riding, rock climbing, gliding, sky diving etc are available for students in Sacramento region and is quite close to San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Napa valley. It is a multi cultural and liberal city with a large student population from many countries. Cost of living in Sacramento is one of the lowest among US cities. Read more →
  • How long will you take to complete the courses, tests & what is the Class schedule for the courses? Costs?

    AIA Academy offers both self-paced and Fast-Track pilot training courses.  If you do it the self-paced course, your training schedules are decided by you. You may attend classes 1,2,3 4 or 5 days a week or even once a month. Its all according to your availability for training. Its very flexible and the completion time will depend on how often you attend the classes & fly.

    If you do the Fast Track courses, you would have classes and training 4 to 5 days a week, about 4 hours each day. You can then complete the Private pilot course in 30 days, Commercial Pilot course in 120 days, instrument pilot course in 30 days, Multi engine course in 30 days. So, from zero to commercial –multi-engine pilot course completion in a total of 210 training days.

    The self-paced courses are based on the hourly rates of the type of airplane and instructor used for your training. The hourly wet rates for the training airplane vary between $95 to $140 for single engine plane and $280 to 320 for multi engine planes. Instruction fees vary from $40 to $65 per hour depending on the type of training and qualifications of the instructor you train with. Fees are paid “pay as you go” Read more →

  • How do I get started with my Flight Training? Do I need to take any tests before starting?

    Starting your flight training and getting your pilots license is not as complicated as one may think. First, call or email the AIA Academy to schedule an admission counseling appointment. Then visit the school . The school will provide you with all the information that you would need to get started, in that meeting. If you are local, or in town, then take a “discovery flight” at the school, to understand the training better and feel how it is to fly the airplane. If you are a self-paced course student, then create a schedule with your training counselor and start your training. We would need at least 3 days’ notice to start your self-paced one on one training.

    For the Fast Track courses are typically chosen by students who wish to train as a commercial career pilot or by international students who wish to finish their course at the shortest time and lowest cost… local students can meet with the admission counselor and start the course with 5 to 10 days’ notice.

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