Is Flight Training Right For You?


Flight school Training

earn your pilot’s license for airplane & helicopter

Earn Your Wings

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?
earn your pilot’s license for airplane & helicopter

Let one of our certified instructors become your guide in the sky as you take the controls of an aircraft for the first time.

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Twice the amount of aircraft & instructors than our competitors for better flexibility and scheduling

Four accessible locations across Tampa Bay for your convenience

One of the best priced options for flight school

What Our Students Are Saying:

“I absolutely CANNOT say enough good things about this operation! Just got my CFI from them, and had fun doing it (which I’m told is not a common phenomenon). It took minimal time, and the cost was about what you’d expect to pay at American Flyers, or ATP for CFI. However, the quality of training you will receive here will far exceed the standard of the “pilot mills”. Larry was my primary instructor but I also flew with Josh, Durant and Mike, all of whom were very knowledgeable and professional (in addition being “down to earth”, and cool). Look no further than these guys for all of your flight training needs! They’re awesome!!!” ~ Damian W.
“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.
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Tampa Bay Aviation accommodates all of our students by making training accessible to a wide range of lifestyles. Our training is one on one with an FAA-certified instructor. This means that you can train as much or as little as you would like! We offer training for:

  • Private Pilot
  • Instrument Pilot
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Flight Instructor
  • Multi-Engine
  • Bachelors in Aeronautics
  • Aerobatics
  • Pilot Training Financing
  • Foreign Student Information


Complete Rotocraft Training options. We offer training for:

  • Helicopter Private Pilot
  • Helicopter Instrument Pilot
  • Helicopter Commercial Pilot
  • Helicopter Flight Instructor
  • Helicopter Add on training for pilots who hold certificates outside of the category and class of rotorcraft and helicopter respectively


Tampa Bay Aviation is proud to offer approved flight training under the VA GI Bill of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Instrument Fixed Wing
  • Commercial Fixed Wing
  • CFI Fixed & CFII Fixed Wing
  • Commercial Multi-Engine Add On
  • Rotorcraft Helicopter Certified Flight Instructor
  • Airplane (AMEL)-Multi-Engine Land Certified Flight Instructor Rating
  • Commercial Rotorcraft Add-On from Commercial Fixed-Wing

Bachelor's Degree in Aviation

Earn college credit while pursuing your certificates and ratings while flying with Tampa Bay Aviation! Discover what Universities we have partnered with so that you can begin your journey today!

more locations than any other flight school in Florida

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

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