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Commercial Pilot Training
Revolutionizing The Pilot Training Industry

Launch your career with International Aero Academy, a uniquely qualified FAA-certified 141 flight school located in Lakeland Florida.

We now offer Aircraft Maintenance Training with up to 100% tuition financing.

The Spirit Wings Pilot Pathway Program. Train With Us, Instruct with us, and Apply to Spirit Airlines at 500 Flight Hours.

We Offer up To 100% Tuition Financing!

We Offer Aircraft Maintenance Training

Commercial Pilot

Our commercial pilot program takes you from zero experience through your commercial multi-engine ratings in as little as 6 months. Our packages include all training fees and expenses including FAA written and flight exams. You will never experience hidden fees or costs with International Aero Academy. Our top priorities for your training are safety and customer service.

Private Pilot Training

With our accelerated and intensive private pilot course you can achieve your private pilot license in 2- 3 weeks. You will have a dedicated instructor and fly 2-3 times per day with ground instruction in between. Our accelerated program is a total immersion experience and with our self-examining authority, there is no wait for an FAA examiner.

Instrument Rating

In addition to training in our aircraft, we utilize state-of-the-art FAA approved simulators to enhance your instrument training. Our Elite iGate simulator allows us to simulate weather and operational conditions that cannot be performed in an aircraft. We train you not only to pass your FAA check ride but also to be both a safe and proficient pilot.

Our Programs

We offer a comprehensive suite of FAA-certified flight training programs, providing everything you need to launch an exciting career in the aviation industry.

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Professional Commercial Pilot Training

International Aero Academy is a uniquely qualified FAA certificated 141 flight school located in Lakeland Florida.

We are managed by former senior executives of major, international, regional, charter and cargo airlines.

Having overseen operations, training programs and hiring at International, Regional, Cargo and Charter airlines, we have a unique understanding of the pilot needs of airlines and the requirements for a successful career as a commercial airline pilot.

In addition to being a Tecnam factory authorized maintenance center, International Aero Academy is now also a Tecnam factory training center for new Tecnam owners.

Frequently Asked Questions

We created one of the most comprehensive aviation training organization in the world.

We hold more FAA certificates than any other aviation organization in the US.

International Aero Academy

Leading flight academy with over 90% first time pass rates for FAA checkrides with an absolute commitment to safety and customer service

International Aero Charters

We are an FAA certified Air Carrier operating charter services. This allows our instructors to gain valuable air carrier operating experience.

International AeroTech Academy

We are an FAA certified Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance Technician Academy training the next generation of aviation maintenance professionals. Graduates have the opportunity to gain valuable experience at our other companies and receive conditionals letters of employment before starting the course.

International Aero Maintenance

Our maintenance facility is an FAA 145 certified repair station.  This certification permits us to perform maintenance on commercial aircraft and solidifies our commitment to operations at the highest level of safety and regulatory compliance.

Recent News

Amazon Launches Aviation Maintenance Program

E-commerce giant Amazon has joined widespread efforts to grow the aviation maintenance workforce pipeline. It has partnered with a recently launched Part 147 school in Lakeland, Florida to offer a career training program for workers interested in pursuing a new career path in MRO. The partnership is part of Amazon’s Career Choice program, which enables […]

International Aero Charters Takes Flight. 

International Aero Charters, sister company of International Aero Academy, upgrades its Air Carrier certificate with the FAA for unlimited aircraft and pilots.  Charters offers full-service on-demand charters for the Southeast and Bahamas utilizing cabin class multiengine aircraft.  For more information, visit www.iaerocharters.com

The Current COVID-19 Induced Aviation Industry Calamity Will Not Solve the Worldwide Shortage of Pilots and Mechanics – It Will Get Worse

On its face, the apparent drop in demand for air travel appears to  portend misgivings for those wanting an aviation career as pilots or mechanics. We should not forget that pre-pandemic, the worldwide aviation industry was bemoaning an historic shortage in pilots and mechanics.  The pandemic has not and will not make that shortage go away.  There will […]

Join hundreds of satisfied and well-equipped International Aero Academy graduates and see how high your career can soar!

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Why Choose International Aero Academy?


We have a uniquely qualified management team of industry veterans and committed teaching staff


Your certification from International Aero Academy will open doors in the aviation business.


Our training programs offer the highest value for your tuition investment, with no hidden fees or surprises.

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