Our Florida Campus - Sebastian Airport
UK Flight Training and Finishing Base - Gloucester Airport
European Flight Training Finishing Base - Antwerp, Belgium
European ATPL Ground School and Selection Base - Aérocampus Aquitaine, Bordeaux
Our brand new campus based at Sebastian Airport is the ideal learning environment in fantastic weather which allows excellent flying continuity in the early phases, which is critical! All FAA training is carried out here as well as EASA and UK fair weather training using the Piper PA28.
France, Aerocampus Aquitaine
The aviation learning hub near Bordeaux is the perfect environment for our EASA pilot students to study their EASA ATPLs and live within the beautiful 26 hectare Chateau grounds. The campus offers unique training facilities (A320 simulator, immersive virtual reality room, technical platforms, etc.)
All our accommodation is included during your course and is either on site or very nearby for maximum convenience at all stages of pilot training. (Florida Campus pool pictured below)
Our Fleet & Approvals
Fleet: We use a mix of DA42, DA40 and Piper PA28 aircraft.
Started over 10 years ago, Wings Airline Academy origins from Pilots Paradise, a flying holiday company started by a father and son team.
The company acquired the Fixed Based Operator (FBO) rights to Sebastian Municipal Airport in Florida providing FAA flight training, fuel, hangarage and maintenance at the airport.
UK offices were set up in Gloucester Airport establishing a UK and EASA ATO.
With the CAA split from EASA, the company established their separate EASA ATO to provide the European market with access to Florida’s incredible flying climate. A new large hangar and classroom facilities at Sebastian were established. Student Sevis approval granted to allow worldwide student intakes.
The rebrand from Pilots Paradise Academy to Wings Airline Academy happened with new partnerships and harmonisation between the FAA, EASA and the UK, allowed a global pilot license to be taught, which is quite unique to the industry.
FATHER & SON
Meet the Founders
Has over 35 years experience in the flight trining industry and held UK, EASA and FAA examiner status. This experience benefits our students massively, giving them access to the finest training from the knowledge out there. Having also flown the 737 commercially he knows what the airlines require from their pilots.