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Flight Training at AV-ED

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Getting Started

You bring the desire and enthusiasm and we'll help you reach your goals.  Take a Discovery Flight.

Meet our Instructors

The instructors at AV-ED are competent professionals.  All of our educators are FAA certified and vetted by AV-ED leadership.  We'll work to match you with an instructor most appropriate for your needs. 

Aircraft and Simulators

AV-ED features a full array of airplanes and simulation devices at Leesburg and Winchester.

AV-ED Ground School

AV-ED offers the only classroom ground school in the Washington area and it has been in existence since 1977.  Based on training methods used by the US military and major airlines for decades, AV-ED offers regular weekly sessions at two locations.

Private Pilot

Your FAA Private Pilot certificate allows you to take friends and family around the local area or out for scenic cross-country flights. Go for lunch at local airports, take a shortcut over traffic on the ground, or become a member of the Virginia Aviation Ambassadors program and collect stamps from around the state; lots of freedom and pleasure. You can even conduct your training while taking flights for business. Go to that next meeting location with an instructor and learn on the way!

Advanced Ratings

Experienced pilots will tell you that a Private Pilot certificate is a license to learn.  We encourage our students to keep learning and seek advanced training.  We can help with your instrument rating, multi-engine, and ATP certificate.  We can also provide transition training for high performance and complex airplanes.

Leesburg Executive Airport (KJYO)
1001 Sycolin Road, Suite 3
Leesburg, VA  20175
(703) 777-9252
(703) 777-1439 (fax)

Winchester Regional Airport (OKV)
615 Airport Road, Suite 101

Winchester, VA 22602
(540) 542-1123
(540) 542-1124 (fax)

Tysons Corner
8298A Old Courthouse Road

Vienna, VA 22182