Our History

Aerosim Flight Academy is located at the Orlando Sanford International Airport in Sanford, Florida. Established in 1989 by Comair Airlines, the Academy trains students to become professional, highly qualified pilots to fulfill the needs of the growing airline industry. As the only airline owned and operated pilot training academy, the school’s reputation grew with the expanding airline. In 2000, Delta Air Lines purchased Comair Airlines and its subsidiaries. This new era marked boundless growth and excitement for the Academy. To align with the Academy’s expanding role in providing first officers to the Delta Connection carriers, the Academy was renamed Delta Connection Academy (DCA). DCA continued to grow and expand its endeavors by partnering with colleges to provide flight training for their aviation degree programs.

In December of 2009, Delta Connection Academy merged with Aerosim Technologies, an aviation simulator and courseware design firm. Founded in 1993, Aerosim Technologies has provided the link between Computer Based Training and Full Flight Simulators by designing a new, PC-based simulator trainer, equipped with full free-play functions and realistic cockpit environments. This exciting partnership led to the renaming of the school as Aerosim Flight Academy.

Aerosim Flight Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and provides a professional flight training environment based on sophisticated airline standards. The Academy has been recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration for its dedication to quality, safety, reliability, and performance and continually strives to turn students into successful airline pilots that exceed the expectations of airlines worldwide.

Aerosim Flight Academy offers pilot school courses approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under 14 CFR Part 141 and general aviation training under 14 CFR Part 61. The Academy provides a professional flight-training environment based on sophisticated airline standards dedicated to safety, quality, standardization, and performance.

Our Mission

The Aerosim Flight Academy’s mission is to deliver world class training services and facilities to aspiring men and women with the desire and motivation to become fully qualified Professional Pilots. It is Aerosim’s responsibility within this mission to create an atmosphere of dignity, respect, fairness and support so that the students have the optimum environment in which to learn. Also, the Academy recognizes that to produce world class training, we must provide world class instructors, management and staff who are professional, accountable and motivated to our mission.

Filling the Global Need for Pilots

“Aerosim Flight Academy takes pride in its successful history of supplying the airline industry with first rate pilots. We are passionate about helping our students learn how to fly by achieving two main goals: training students how to be the most knowledgeable, safe, and sought-after pilots in the aviation industry and helping students and flight instructors achieve their dreams by placing them with an airline,” said President and General Manager of Aerosim Flight Academy, Hank Coates.

A Dynamic and Diverse Training Environment

Leveraging cutting edge training systems, technology, and equipment, Aerosim Flight Academy takes a leading role in world-class international aviation training amid a diverse economic and cultural environment.

“Aerosim and our partners are vastly experienced in airline training requirements for a diverse environment. Together, we constantly review, improve, and lean forward to develop new and innovative systems and methods of training for ultimate safety, effectiveness, and efficiency,” continued Coates.

Airline Partners Around the Globe

Aerosim Flight Academy is proud to partner with regional airlines to provide cadets direct access to professional career opportunities. These airlines are so confident in the training provided at Aerosim Flight Academy, they often award conditional job offers to students who qualify before they graduate from flight training:

  • Air Wisconsin
  • CommutAir
  • Compass
  • Empire
  • Envoy
  • ExpressJet
  • GoJet
  • Piedmont
  • PSA
  • Republic Airways
  • Silver Airways
  • Sky West
  • Trans States

In the past five years, the Academy has successfully placed more than 300 flight instructors at 30 different airlines and trained pilots for airline service in more than 15 countries including China, Taiwan, Colombia, France, Belgium, Kazakhstan and the United Kingdom.

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