Learning to fly is one of the most challenging and rewarding things you’ll ever do. Typical flight schools have a dropout rate of 80 percent or more, thanks in part to scheduling conflicts, aircraft availability, and times when life just gets in the way.
Imagine setting aside those issues and coming to Oshkosh, the mecca of recreational flying, and earning your sport pilot certificate in as little as three dedicated and focused weeks.
Welcome to EAA’s Sport Pilot Academy, your direct path to becoming a pilot through an all-inclusive and totally immersive training program. The academy offers:
- Small-group and one-on-one instruction.
- Room and board in our Air Academy Lodge.
- A dedicated fleet of state-of-the-art Van’s RV-12iSTs.
- Behind-the-scenes tours, flight experiences in EAA aircraft, a control tower tour, and more.
Collegiate Sport Pilot Academy Session:
This is a scholarship based session. Scholarships are awarded to students attending a post-secondary institution with a focus on aviation including, aeronautics engineering, aviation management, airframe and powerplant (A&P) maintenance, and more.
Applications closed at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 20, 2020. Scholarship recipients will be announced on April 3, 2020. After applications have been received, applicants may be contacted and/or interviewed by members of the selection board if they advance through the selection process. A resume, curriculum vitae, or transcript may also be requested during this time.
Regular Session Schedule:
- August 8-30, 2020
- September 5-27, 2020
- October 3-25, 2020
Certified Flight Instructors
If you would like to become a flight instructor for the EAA Sport Pilot Academy, please respond to the following questions to the best of your ability.
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