Aero Academy

Aero Academy

Pennsylvania Aviation Council's "Education Award" for excellence in Aviation Education for FOUR years straight.

 North Coast Flight school is now taking signups for our 2023 summer AERO ACADEMY. Please call Bryan at 814-602-9927 or email to register 

Aero Academy at North Coast Flight School Inc. is very proud of its innovative aviation programs. We offer a wide range of opportunities for everyone!  These Five PROGRAMS listed below are the best in the country for young adults. North Coast Flight School Inc. has received the Pennsylvania Aviation Council’s “Education Award” for excellence in Aviation Education for FOUR YEARS STRAIGHT.

~ Gregory S. Hayes – CEO of NCFS

To register or for additional information, please contact:

Bryan Loomis @ (814)602-9927 or

ALL CAMPS ARE HELD AT NORTH COAST FLIGHT SCHOOL (16306 Corporate Dr. Meadville, Pa 16335)


Young Flyers (age 7-11)

This camp is designed specifically for students ages 7 to 11 years of age, with no prior experience with aviation.   There are many activities and field trips to various places on the Port Meadville Airport Property. Young Flyers Academy will expose kids to the exciting and interesting field of aviation.

Camp Dates:

June 2023 Dates:

CLASS 1:   Monday, June 12th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

CLASS 2:   Monday, June 19th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Students will:

  • Learn about aircraft instruments, flight controls and aircraft structure
  • Assist in a pre-flight inspection
  • Introduction to drone usage and care
  • Take a short flight around Meadville

Cost: $295.00

Camp 1 (age 12)

This Camp is an 8 week course that is designed for students with

NO prior knowledge or experience in aviation.

(Age 12)

Meets: 1 Day / Week EVERY Monday

Starting Date: June 12th, 2023
Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Ending Date: July 31st, 2023

Students will be introduced to:
1. Aircraft instruments and Flight Controls.
2. Pre-Flight Inspections of the Aircraft.
3. Phonetic Alphabet and Basic radio communications
4. Intro to Airport Traffic Patterns.
5. Intro to Aviation Weather
6. Field Trips to various parts of Port Meadville Airport
7. Basic introduction to sectional charts and use of plotter
8. Approx. 15 minute flight over Meadville
9. Drone Activities

Cost: $395.00

Camp 2 (age 13)

Students will be introduced to:
1. Intensive use of Instruments and Flight Controls
2. Conduct Pre Flight Inspections
3. Radio Communications at Controlled and Uncontrolled Airports
4. Airport Traffic Pattern
5. Aviation Weather METAR and TAF
6. Intro to AIRSPACE
7. Reading Sectional Charts, Using Plotters, Flight Computers
8. Approx. 15 minute Air Tour over Meadville
9. Professional Drone Usage
10. Begin Working on and Quizzing FAA Written Test Questions

Meets: Tuesdays 8:00am – 10:00am

Starting Date: June 13th, 2023

Ending Date: August 1st, 2023

Cost: $495.00

Camp 3 (age 14)

This 8 week Camp is designed for the young student that shows a high interest in obtaining his/her pilot’s license. Students with no previous experience are welcome however the youngest (or if under 14yrs.) of this age group are encouraged to take Aero Camp #1 first.

Meets: 1 Day / Week EVERY WEDNESDAY

Starting Date: June 14th, 2023

Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Ending Date: August 2nd, 2023


Students will be introduced to:

1. In-depth Review of Instruments and Flight Controls
2. Conduct and Complete Pre Flight Inspection
3. Review Radio Communications for Controlled and Uncontrolled Airports
4. Review Airport Traffic Patterns
5. Aviation Weather METAR and TAF
6. Airspace and VFR Weather Minimums
7. Flight Planning for a Cross Country Flight
8. Weight and Balance Calculations
9. FAA Written Exam Prep
10. Approx. 1.5 hours of loggable flight time!
LOGBOOK given as part of this camp. 

Cost: $695.00

Camp 4 (age 15)

This is the Camp when you really start flying!!!

Camp 4 is designed for the young pilot that is serious about making the commitment to becoming a young Private Pilot. In addition to the topics covered below in a classroom setting, students will receive 5 (five) actual flight training hours with one of our Certified Flight Instructors. These flight hours will be scheduled at a time that each Camp 4 student is available (other than class time). This is the real transition from a young camper to a conventional student pilot. The classroom portion of Camp 4 will be held EVERY THURSDAY for a total of 16 HOURS of classroom/ground instruction in addition to the 5 HOURS of Flight time!!!

Meets: 1 Day / Week EVERY THURSDAY

Starting Date: June 15th, 2023
Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Ending Date: August 3rd, 2023

Students will be introduced to:

1. Forces of flight “aerodynamics”
2. Airport Layout
3. Airspace
4. ATC
5. Radio Communications
6. Weather
7. Regulations
8. Performance
9. Weight and Balance
10. Intro to Maneuvers
11. Cross Country Flight planning

Cost: $1650.00

Camp 4 students may purchase additional flight time if desired: 5 hours = $1527.50 (Discounted Rate)

Camp 5 (age 16)

This is a full on, 8 week VFR Ground School designed for the student who is or soon will be actively flying and working towards achieving their Private Pilots License.

Meets: 3 Days a Week 

Starting Date:  6-13-23
Time: Tues/Wed/Thurs 10:00 AM – 12:00 Pm
Ending Date:  8-3-23

Students will:

Receive Private Pilot Book & necessary materials for completion of the class.

Assist in Pre-Flight Inspections

Meet 2 Days a week for classroom/ground instruction

Meet 1 Day a week to work on the FAA questions from the PP Written Exam. Students will have access to taking practice exams (GLEIM) & additional time from our ground instructor to review questions on practice exams.

FAA Private Pilot Written Exams: Student’s who have received their endorsement, may schedule to take their exam.. Testing will be done individually by PSI Testing Center at students discretion at the current PSI fee.

Cost: $1550.00

All Camps are subject to mandatory minimum number students.

ALL Camps include an “Aero Academy” T-shirt.