Is Flight Training Right For You?




At Tampa Bay Aviation you can learn to fly Airplanes and Helicopters. We have specialized training to fit your lifestyle, schedule and aspirations.

Is flight training right for you?

Take the Tampa Bay Aviation "Flight Training Readiness Quiz"

This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you are best suited for. 

Get Your Flight Training Readiness Score Now.

Chart Your Future

flexible scheduling • fast track • multiple Locations

Whether you’re looking for flight training or want to book an aerial sightseeing tour, Tampa Bay Aviation has what you need. We provide GI® Approved flight training for airplane flight, helicopter flight, GI Bill flight, as well as Cirrus training. For over a decade, Tampa Bay Aviation has served the Tampa Bay, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg area with our huge fleet of aircraft, top-qualified instructors, and commitment to professionalism.



Tampa Bay Aviation makes Airplane Flight Training and Helicopter Flight Training accessible to a wide range of student lifestyles and schedules.



Tampa Bay Aviation provides Airplane & Helicopter Aerial Sightseeing Tours for an unforgettable experience viewing scenic Florida beaches and attractions!



Get your career started! Tampa Bay Aviation partners with several different financing companies that can assist you in your journey to become a pilot.

Bachelor's Degree in Aviation

Earn college credit while pursuing your Certificates and Ratings while flying with Tampa Bay Aviation.

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more locations than any other flight school in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Aviation offers Private to ATP training in Fixed Wing and Rotorcraft Aircraft

Clearwater Airport

1000 North Hercules Ave.
Clearwater, FL 33765
Phone: 727-461-5229


540 1st Street Southeast
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: (727) 461-5229


14609 Airport Parkway #210
Clearwater, Fl 33762


6530 Tampa Executive Airport Rd #242
Tampa, FL 33610

The right choice for flight school

We provide GI® Approved flight training for airplane flight, helicopter flight, GI Bill flight, as well as Cirrus training.

What To expect

Once you receive your training, you’ll be licensed with a private/instrument/commercial/flight instructor license.

"I had an Amazing experience with my Introductory Flight that I had with Chris Wetmore as my instructor!!! He was very skilled and highly professional. I felt very at ease with him next to me for my first time flying a plane. Our take off, flight, and landing were all flawless. Top notch pilot and Aviation school/Airport! Highly recommended by yours truly!!!" ~ Terry T.
"I had a great experience with Tampa Bay Aviation and had the privilege to finish my PPL rotorcraft with them. They have friendly staff willing to go the extra mile to help you feel comfortable with your schooling choices. The management runs a great outfit by keeping the team supported which makes great CFI's willing to go the step during ground and flight training. I traveled from Virginia just to train at Tampa Bay Aviation and would highly recommend anyone to give them a try." ~ Chad
“Known to be one of the best Part 61 Flight Schools for a reason! Tampa Bay Aviation, headquartered at Clearwater Airpark boasts an amazing fleet of fixed wing and rotor craft aircraft, that are always kept in excellent condition and ready to fly at a moments notice. This flight school has the best team of Certified Flight Instructor’s I have ever trained with. Taking into account the excellent rental rates for quality aircraft, with highly experienced staff, it is truly safe to say Tampa Bay Aviation is one of the top Flight Schools in the nation!” ~ Jose A.
"My girlfriend and I went for an intro flight and flew with Anthony. He was outstanding and exceeded our expectations super calm and confident he made us feel very comfortable. My girlfriend was flying the plane and his knowledge really made it easy for her. Also, take off and landing was amazing ! we had a great time and I highly recommend flying with Anthony!" ~ Lucas S..
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