Our School & Programs
Learning to fly is a big investment so choosing the right school
is crucial. Several things set Horizon Aviation apart:
pilots have many choices when choosing a flight school. At Horizon
Aviation we constantly try to find new ways to address our students'
needs and this includes more than just being open seven days a week.
Over the past three years, we've increased our financing options
from one to five so that financing companies compete for your business.
We've added an FAA Testing Center so you won't have to travel to
take the FAA written exam. We provide excellent software programs
for test preparation free of charge. We have also added a collegiate
flight training program so students can become professional pilots.
In short, we're always looking for ways to serve you better.
Horizon Aviation is the longest serving and most experienced FAA-Approved
Part 141 flight school in the area. This level of certification
assures our students that our staff, planes, facilities, and syllabus
undergo greater scrutiny and meet the highest criteria of the FAA
for flight schools. Also, for those pursuing a career in aviation,
it allows the student to save thousands of dollars in training costs
as well as months of time.
Aviation has highly experienced flight instructors who set the standard
for quality flight training. They average more than 2,000 hours
of flight time and each has advanced instructor certificates. Our
flight instructors at Horizon Aviation
are an experienced group. Our Director of Operations is retired
from Pan Am Express where he worked as Chief Pilot and Check Airman.
We also have a retired Marine Colonel on staff with countless years
of flight and teaching experience. Many additional flight instructors
are excellent teachers with unique insights to offer those interested
in learning to fly. All are fully FAA-certified.
includes thirteen aircraft to meet a wide range of training needs. We
can train you to fly single and multi-engine aircraft in a variety
of flight condition. This means we can take you as far as you want
to go, whether it's flying with friends and family for fun or flying
for the airlines. In addition, we have an FAA-approved PCATD: a
flight simulator for single, complex, and twin-engine aircraft.
With separate student and instructor stations, it is an excellent
training tool for the instrument student.
Many people would love to learn to fly
but are concerned it may not be affordable. At Horizon Aviation
we are proud to offer students the choice of financing their flight training with AOPA Flight Training Funds, Pilot
Finance, or Sallie Mae Financial. All are independent companies
that specialize in financing flight training. We have chosen three
companies so that you have a choice when paying for your flight
training. And remember, once you earn your license, it's yours for
life. For those in the career program, we offer several more financing
options tailored to our program.
those who want a career as a professional pilot, Horizon Aviation is very excited to announce that flight training received with us is eligible for academic credit at multiple colleges: New England Institute of Technology, Westfield State University, and Utah Vally University. If you fly with us, you can now earn
full academic credit for your flight training in a college degree
program. All flight training can count towards either a two-year
Associate Degree or a four-year Bachelor Degree in Aviation Science.
Academic courses towards the degree are taken either on campus (at New England Tech) or online at the student's
convenience. Finally, all flight training costs and additional course
costs are eligible for government backed student loans and grants
as well as alternative student loans for those who qualify. This
is a great way to fly, earn a college degree, and get great financing
at the same time.