In April 2017, High Flight Academy leased 475 Airport Road on the Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport campus. With many decades of experience, the founding team members set out to make aviation training practical, accessible and enjoyable for Western Pennsylvania.

High Flight Academy has since developed into one of the most advanced private training facilities in Western Pennsylvania. We provide first-flight lessons to new aspiring pilots and continuing education to professional pilots, and everything in between. Our students can choose to train in one of our Cessna aircraft, or gain experience in our Redbird FMX’s electric motion platform and wrap-around visual simulator. This simulator is the only one available for public use in Western Pennsylvania. We are working to partner with local schools and universities to provide hands-on STEM education and real-world career training.

At High Flight Academy, you can take a Discovery Flight with an experienced flight instructor, build your competency and currency in a state-of-the-art simulator, and even become a certified pilot. We can nurture your curiosity into a passion, or guide you into the fulfilling profession you’ve dreamed of. No matter your goals, High Flight Academy will make your dreams take flight. All you have to do is get started.

Our Mission Statement

Welcoming people of all skill levels into the pilot seat, High Flight Academy
offers great technology and even greater instructors to make your aviation goals an exciting reality.