3131 Flightline Dr, Ste. 315

Lakeland, FL, USA 33811

+1 (863) 401 – 3592

3131 Flightline Dr, Ste. 315

Lakeland, FL, USA 33811

+1 (863) 401 – 3592

Professional Commercial Pilot Training
Revolutionizing The Pilot Training Industry

Launch your career with International Aero Academy,
a uniquely qualified FAA-certified 141 flight school
located in Lakeland Florida.

Our Programs
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Commercial Pilot

Our commercial pilot program takes you from zero experience through your commercial multi-engine ratings in as little as 6 months.  Our packages include all training fees and expenses including FAA written and flight exams.  You will never experience hidden fees or costs with International Aero Academy.   Our top priorities for your training are safety and customer service.

Private Pilot Training

With our accelerated and intensive private pilot course you can achieve your private pilot license in  2- 3 weeks.  You will have a dedicated instructor and fly 2-3 times per day with ground instruction in between.  Our accelerated program is a total immersion experience.

Instrument Rating

In addition to training in our aircraft, we utilize state-of-the-art FAA approved simulators to enhance your instrument training.  Our Elite iGate simulator allows us to simulate weather and operational conditions that cannot be performed an aircraft.  We train you not only to pass your FAA check ride but also to be both a safe and proficient pilot.

Our Programs

We offer a comprehensive suite of FAA-certified flight training programs, providing everything you need to launch an exciting career in the aviation industry.
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Professional Commercial Pilot Training

International Aero Academy is a uniquely qualified FAA certificated 141 flight school located in Lakeland Florida.

We are managed by former senior executives of major, international, regional, charter and cargo airlines.

Having overseen operations, training programs and hiring at International, Regional, Cargo and Charter airlines, we have a unique understanding of the pilot needs of airlines and the requirements for a successful career as a commercial airline pilot.

In addition to being a Tecnam factory authorized maintenance center, International Aero Academy is now also a Tecnam factory training center for new Tecnam owners.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there accommodations nearby where I can stay during pilot training?

International Aero Academy does have on-site dormitory accommodations. However, if you would prefer other accommodations or our dormitory is already full, there are hotels in our area which will give our students a special rate.

What type of aircraft do you use for training?

The International Aero Academy fleet is made up of several different types of aircraft: Cessna 150, Cessna 152, Cessna 172, Cessna 172SP, Cessna 172 G1000, Piper Warrior, Piper Arrow, Cessan 172RG Piper Seneca (multi), and Elite iGate G502 simulator.
Trans States Airlines
Southeastern University

The Most Career-Empowering Training Programs, Period.

International Aero Academy offers a unique, fast-track way to jump start your career through an unprecedented partnership with United Express operator Trans States Airlines and Southeastern University.

Interview with United Express operator Trans States Airlines before you even begin training or your degree program and receive a conditional letter of employment.

Pair your training with an Associates or Bachelors Degree from Southeastern University

  • Go from zero to Certified Flight Instructor in the first 9 months, then work for us as a flight instructor​, building flight hours and earning wages while completing your degree

  • Finance your education and training with student loans and/or VA benefits

If accepted by Trans States Airlines with a conditional letter of employment you will be eligible for:

  • Airline pass benefits on United Airlines​

  • Accrue limited seniority with Trans States Airlines

  • Supplemental pay as a flight instructor

  • Participate in an airline transition course specifically designed to ensure your success at Trans States Airlines

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Recent News

On November 26, 2019 our sister company, International Aero Charters was awarded its Air Carrier Certificate by the FAA.

International Aero Academy Teams with SEU to Take on the Pilot Shortage

Officials from International Aero Academy and Southeastern University gathered at Lakeland Linder International Airport in Florida on Wednesday to announce a new aviation program that they believe will blaze the trail for a solution to the pilot shortage.

International Aero Academy, Southeastern University and United Express Carrier Trans States Airlines announce new career-empowering flight training programs

International Aero Academy Takes Flight

Company Completes Series A Financing to Fund Growth LAKELAND, FL – September 6, 2017 –  International Aero Academy, Ltd. today announced it has completed a Series A Preferred Stock financing with strategic industry investors. IAA is a Lakeland, FL-based FAA-certificated ab initio and accelerated flight school with authority to issue foreign student visas for training. […]

Join hundreds of satisfied and well-equipped International Aero Academy graduates and see how high your career can soar!

Why Choose International Aero Academy?


We have a uniquely qualified management team of industry veterans and committed teaching staff.


Your certification from International Aero Academy will open doors in the aviation business.


Our training programs offer the highest value for your tuition investment, with no hidden fees or surprises.

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