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Aviation Program

Aviation, which began as an elective back in 1987, is now a full program in which students spend three class periods a day receiving ground lab training and flight instruction at a local towered airport. Many Aviation students earn their Private Pilot License prior to high school graduation.

With over 70 years of combined aviation experience, our Aviation faculty instill a lifelong love of aeronautical science by providing safe, professional flight, and ground instruction to students interested in pursuing a career in the field of aviation.

Aviation Timeline

1987 - Aviation was offered as an elective
1998
- Mr. Ewing was hired to as the Aviation Instructor and began to create the Aviation Program
2007
- The Aviation Program now offers Private Pilot Operation training to earn a Private Pilot License and is offered as three periods during the academic day
Today -  500+ students have received flight training, 18 students have earned a Private Pilot’s License, and 28 students have matriculated to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (rated #1 college in aviation)

Program Benefits

  • Students earn 5 dual enrollment credits at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Small class size. Maximum 5:1 instructor ratio
  • Applies advanced science and math concepts
  • Increases self-confidence and communication skills
  • Teaches responsibility for self and others
  • Impressive on college applications and resumes
  • Definite career opportunities
  • St. Petersburg has over 361 days of sunshine per year = great for flying! 
  • Students who obtain a Private Pilot License through our Aviation Program pay only $14,000. Obtaining a Private Pilot License independently would cost more than twice that: $32,830!






Admiral Farragut Academy is a private, college prep, day and boarding school located in St. Petersburg, FL serving grades PreK thru 12th grade.

501 Park St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710   |   (727) 384-5500   |   Request Information

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