Frequently Asked Questions
In the midst of a global pandemic, what precautions are you taking to keep your students and staff safe from COVID-19? Is it still safe to fly?
"We understand the uncertainty involved with the everchanging information, precautions and recommendations put out by government and medical organizations regarding COVID-19. We are doing our part to try and keep our students and staff safe by wiping down our aircraft before/after every flight with disinfectant, placing hand sanitizer in our aircraft and around the office and encouraging everyone to wear a mask whenever possible and to stay at home if they are not feeling 100%"
How much does it cost to get a pilot's license?
"We understand that flight training is a significant investment. In effort to give you flexibility, we have a 3-tiered pricing structure. Additionally, we've partnered with Pilot Finance to give our students additional options. Contact us for more detailed information."
What forms of payment do you accept? Is financing available?
How long will it take to get my pilot's license?
"There are numerous factors that ultimately determine your training timeline. Ideally, 3 times a week for training seems to be the right amount to help shorten that timeframe. Contact us for more information!"
What kind of aircraft do you have?
"Our fleet currently consists of the most commonly known and used trainer out there; the Cessna 172. We have two of them and are aggressively looking to expand our fleet."
Where are you located? How do I get to you at the airport?
"We have two locations at the Cobb County International Airport, McCollum Field (KRYY) in Kennesaw, GA. You can easily drive up to see us from McCollum PKWY and enter the airport’s main (Gate B) entrance. From there, drive down Cessna Lane and our office is located straight ahead at the hairpin-right-hand turn. Our main Address is 1723 McCollum PKWY NW, BLDG 200 Kennesaw, GA 30144. Pull into the airport on McCollum PKWY via the 'A' entrance and pull up to the callbox. From there, search and call "Atlanta Air Academy" one of our staff members will open the gate for you. Come down the road and our hangars and parking lot are ahead and to the left and we will greet you there. "
Who will be my flight Instructor? Can I choose my own? Am I stuck with the same instructor throughout my training?
"You will be matched up with an instructor based on you and your instructor's availability, experience and demand. Yes, you can certainly request an instructor but this cannot be guaranteed based on the instructor's current workload. We try to keep students with the same instructor as long as possible for consistency's sake, especially early on in the training process. However, if you do not feel comfortable with your current instructor, or teaching and learning styles aren't matching up, feel free to request a change and we will happily do so. Remember, we want you to be as comfortable and happy as possible during your training. "
How much is an intro flight?
"We have half-hour and full-hour options available for introductory flights. Half-hour introductory flights are $137 and full-hour flights are $210."
How long is the intro flight?
"The flight itself lasts 20-30 minutes, and the entire session will be roughly an hour."
Can I take someone with me during my intro flight?
"Yes! Depending on weight & balance and weather factors, we may be able to accommodate only 1 passenger, but most of the time, we can accommodate 2 passengers."
I am not interested in an intro flight but I would like to give an intro flight to someone else as a gift. Can I do that? buy one for a gift?
"Yes! We want to share the joy of aviation with everyone! Contact us for more information."
What Recurrent Training, if any, do you currently offer?
"Our list of training programs is constantly evolving and expanding, so your best bet is to Contact us and we'll be happy to steer you on course."
Can I submit a request for a certain type of training?
"Of course! we'd love to hear from you and help out any way we can! Buzz by our Contact us page, fill out the contact form and let us know how we can help your future take flight."