About Us

We’re Proud to be Family Run since 2010

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WORLDWIDE BASES

Our Facilities

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

Florida Campus

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.

UK Base

The UK HQ is based in the countries central hub for General Aviation  and of provides the UK CAA licence finishing elements in DA42 aircraft and UK ATPL Ground School. 

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.)

Belgium, Antwerp Airport

EASA students will finish their flying training in technical airspace with the DA42 aircraft and flying approaches in three different countries in one day! There is no better way to be prepared for the airlines. 

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. 

FAA Approvals: 141 Private, Instrument, Multi, Commercial, CFI, CFII
EASA Approvals: PPL, Multi, IR, Commercial, Instructor.
UK Approvals: PPL, Multi, IR, Commercial, Instructor, IRI.

LEARN ABOUT

Our History

2010

Started over 10 years ago, Wings Airline Academy origins from Pilots Paradise, a flying holiday company started by a father and son team.

2016

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. 

2018

UK offices were set up in Gloucester Airport establishing a UK and EASA ATO. 

2020

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.  

2022

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

Stephen Fisher

Stephen Fisher

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. 

Oliver Fisher

Oliver Fisher

Oliver flew the VC10 in the Royal Air Force and finished off his 12 year service as a Chief Flying Instructor on the Grob Tutor. He then joined British Airways on the Airbus 320 where he still holds a part time contract, keeping him totally up to date with current airline operations which serves the students at Wings Airline Academy well.

Are you ready to start your journey? Let’s talk…