Whether you want to learn to fly for fun or build a career in aviation, Knoxville Flight Training Academy has the program you need to succeed. Our range of courses will enable students of all ages and backgrounds to become proficient and safe pilots. Our students are trained and certified under the rules of Part 61, giving you the flexibility in adapting to your needs. However, we still offer a Part 141-style structured syllabus so that our students are always aware of their progress and know what to expect on a day-to-day basis.


There are many different programs we offer, for the beginning and advanced student alike. Don't see the program you're looking for? Please give us a call, and we'll help you decide on the best program for you or tailor one to your needs.

Private Pilot

Instrument Rating

Instrument Rating

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 Earn the basic private pilot certificate, from no flight experience to becoming an FAA-certified pilot.

Instrument Rating

Instrument Rating

Instrument Rating

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 Add the instrument rating onto your current private or commercial pilot certificate, and learn to fly in the clouds.  

Commercial Pilot

Instrument Rating

Flight Instructor

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 Earn the commercial pilot certificate and launch your career into one of the many diverse fields of aviation.

Flight Instructor

Complex and Re-Current

Flight Instructor

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 Become a flight instructor and share your love of flying with others and mentor your students in this exciting career.  

Complex and Re-Current

Complex and Re-Current

Complex and Re-Current

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 Expand your skills by learning to fly complex aircraft. Or complete a flight review and/or IPC to renew your certificates. 

Signing Up for Training

Please call our office or email us to set up your first appointment. We also recommend scheduling a discovery flight if you have not yet experienced flying for yourself. At your first appointment, you can expect to spend an hour on the necessary forms to complete the sign-up process. If you do not currently possess a medical or student pilot certificate, your instructor will help you take care of this requirement. Please bring the following items to your first appointment:

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship (passport, original birth certificate, naturalization certificate, etc.)
  • Current government-issued photo ID
  • Current FAA certificates, if applicable (pilot and/or medical certificates)

If you are a non-citizen, you must be certified by the TSA prior to the start of your training. Please call our office to let us know that you intend to train with us, and then click here for guidance on completing the TSA process.

Scheduling

Scheduling your lessons is made simple through the use of Flight Schedule Pro. After completing the student registration process, you will have access to this system. With this system, there is no need to call ahead to schedule. Simply go online at your convenience and schedule up to 10 lessons in advance with the aircraft, instructor, and time of your choice. You and your instructor will receive notifications of any new reservations and changes to the schedule.


Want to complete your training program in less than our forecasted times? We can work with your schedule and ours to help you fast track your training with a more intensive flying schedule. Please give us a call if you have any special scheduling requests.

Variables in Training Costs

The costs of each training program are estimates only. We do not require any up-front payments. We operate in a pay-as-you-go method, with payment collected following the end of each lesson. The length of each lesson varies, and you will be charged based on the amount of time in training. Prices may be found here. We accept all major cards as well cash and checks.


Costs vary from student to student. If you fly often, you will retain your knowledge and skills better than if you fly once a week or less. There is also significant studying required to be successful. If you study often and come prepared for each lesson, you will spend much less money and acquire your certifications much quicker.


We understand that learning to fly is often a costly endeavor. While we do not offer financing or scholarships in-house, there are many resources available to help. Click here to view these financial resources.