Aviation Academy

The Frankford Aviation Academy is an educational program that provides training for a career in aviation, leading directly to employment opportunities. Through this program, students will be able to fly solo by age 16, earn their Private Pilot License by 17, achieve Certified Flight Instructor by 18, and become an Airline Pilot by 21.

How to Apply?

When attending Frankford High School, all students are given a chance to be introduced to the Aviation Academy through electives that are taken during your freshman year. Every February, students select their classes for the following school during course selection. It is at this time those who qualify will request admission into the aviation program.


• To enroll in the program, applicants must possess a profound English  language written and verbal skills,
one year of algebra, and proof of United States citizenship or approval from
the Transportation Security Administration.
• Prior to commencing with the flight training, all students must obtain an aviation medical certificate from an
Aviation Medical Examiner. Legacy Aviation will provide a list of available qualified Aviation Medical Examiners.


• Introduction to Flying • Basic Aerodynamics • Navigation • Meteorology • Airframe & Engines • Aircraft Systems • Aviation Physiology • Federal Regulations • Aviation Law • Private Pilot Flight • Instrument Pilot Flight • Commercial Pilot Flight • Multiengine Pilot Flight • Certified Instructor Flight

Where will this lead you?

Graduates of the program will have various employment opportunities after completing the program and successfully obtaining their licenses and certificates.

This could include:

Certified Flight Instructor • Pilot for Sightseeing Tours • Aerial Photography • Traffic Reporting • Banner Towing • Air Traffic Controller • Aeronautical Engineering • Aviation Safety Inspector • Aeronautics Technicians • Aircraft Dispatcher

Interview with Aderah Davis, the First Frankford High School Aviation Academy Student to Fly

Do you have what it takes to become a pilot?