A Little About Us

Welcome To The
Airline Academy

Established in 1972, we have become one of the
finest aviation training facilities in the world...

...with students having attended from over 63 countries in addition to all fifty states. In 1995, customer service, flight attendant, and aircraft dispatch training were added to the curriculum to meet the continuing personnel needs of the commercial airline industry. All training is conducted at the Daytona Beach International Airport located on the Atlantic coast of Florida.

The Airline Academy Instructors have been carefully selected. They have extensive industry experience with major carriers including Delta Airlines, Piedmont Airlines & US Airways. The focus is on the students and providing the most comprehensive training available. There is no greater than a 12:1 student teacher ratio.

Our flight attendant students train at the multi-million dollar JetBlue University in Orlando, Florida. This includes a full motion simulator meeting FAR 121 standards.

Our placement team includes a current flight attendant, a former flight attendant, and a former airline recruiter. Each graduating class is afforded the opportunity to interview with various carriers upon graduation under the guidance of our staff.

The Airline Academy holds a letter of exemption from the State of Florida Board of Education because our contract training through American Airlines and JetBlue University, both FAA 121 certified air carriers.

Our Mission

To provide a low cost, short term, fast track to employment program created to maximize your education and minimize your time away from home and in the classroom. Our curriculum provides the necessary skills to give you a competitive edge to be successful in the airline industry.

Our History

Our founder, Nino Ciancetta, retired from US Airways as their all-time senior pilot with over 40,000 flight hours. Mr. Ciancetta served as Vice President of the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA), Chairman of the Aviation Safety Board and member of President Richard Nixon’s Aviation Advisory Board.

Airline Advisory Board

We are honored to have prominent and respected
members of the aviation profession serve on our
advisory board.

Richard Mather

Delta Airlines
Station Manager
DAB Director of Security

Sally Mayo

Pan Am World Airways
Training Director
Station Manager

Pearl Norton

Mesa Air Group
Manager
In flight Recruiting/Human Resources

A.C. Everett

US Airways
Supervisor Dispatch
F.A.A. Designated Examiner

Ed Hunter

NetJets
Captain
ATP Certified

William D. Masters

Rear Admiral
U.S. Navy, Retired
F.A.A. Organizational Consultant

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