located at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), nestled within the Class C airspace. Our state-of-the-art facilities are designed to provide an unparalleled learning experience for aspiring pilots, encompassing both theoretical and practical aspects of flight training.

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Briefing Rooms


Briefing Room

The heart of FlightGest Academy's learning environment lies within our spacious and well-equipped briefing rooms. These rooms serve as dedicated spaces for students and instructors to engage in vital pre-flight preparations and post-flight debriefings, emphasizing the importance of thorough preparation and continuous learning in aviation.

When I am going to use the briefing rooms?

Flying an airplane demands meticulous preparation, and having a calm environment to carry out these preparations is paramount for safety and success. Our briefing rooms are designed to support this process, allowing students and instructors to review essential information, such as weather forecasts, route planning, and flight plan filing. Equipped with iPads and TVs, our students have access to the latest tools and resources that facilitate efficient and effective pre-flight planning.

Debriefing is another crucial aspect of the learning experience at FlightGest Academy, and it remains essential throughout a pilot's entire career. Every flight offers valuable lessons and insights, regardless of a pilot's experience level. Our instructors use post-flight debriefings to provide personalized guidance, offer insights, address questions, and give constructive feedback, ensuring that each student learns from every flight and continues to grow as a pilot.

In addition to serving as spaces for flight preparation and debriefing, our briefing rooms also function as comfortable study areas for students. These rooms cater to individual study needs, allowing students to review course materials, practice problem-solving, or engage in self-directed learning at their own pace, not just before or after a flight.

By providing well-equipped briefing rooms and fostering a collaborative atmosphere, FlightGest Academy ensures that each student's unique learning needs are met. This comprehensive approach to flight training and education sets our students up for success in their aviation journey, instilling the skills, knowledge, and habits necessary for a thriving career as a pilot.



Redbird Simulator

At FlightGest Academy, we recognize the immense value of simulator-based training and are proud to provide our students with the industry-leading RedBird flight simulator. This state-of-the-art simulator enables students to gain invaluable hands-on experience, which plays a pivotal role in increasing efficiency and enhancing the rate of success when flying an actual aircraft.

Why do I need the simulator?

Simulator training is essential for several reasons. Firstly, it allows students to practice and refine their skills in a wide range of weather conditions and scenarios that they may not have the opportunity to experience in real-world training flights. By facing these challenges in a controlled environment, students develop the confidence and expertise needed to handle similar situations when they arise during actual flights.

Secondly, practicing on a simulator significantly increases the efficiency of flight training, as students can focus on specific maneuvers, procedures, and techniques without the time-consuming logistics and constraints associated with real aircraft operations. This concentrated practice helps to solidify their understanding and mastery of the essential skills required for safe and effective piloting.

Furthermore, the RedBird simulator plays a crucial role in preparing students for emergency situations. By simulating various in-flight emergencies, students learn to respond quickly and effectively, ensuring they are well-equipped to handle unexpected events in real-life situations.

Importantly, in various courses and licenses, simulator training hours can be counted towards the minimum hours required for certification. This not only accelerates the training process but also reduces the overall cost of obtaining a pilot's license. Our knowledgeable admission team can help determine which simulator hours are applicable for each course and license, ensuring a streamlined and efficient training experience for our students.

By incorporating the RedBird flight simulator into our comprehensive training curriculum, FlightGest Academy ensures that our students receive the most realistic and effective training possible, ultimately setting them up for success in their aviation careers.

Faa testing center


Airman Knowledge Tests Center

At FlightGest Academy, we take immense pride in offering an on-site FAA approved testing center, operated by our dedicated and professional staff. This unique feature allows our students to efficiently complete their aviation knowledge tests in a familiar and comfortable environment, reducing test anxiety and promoting optimal performance.

What are knowledge tests?

Aviation knowledge tests, also known as written exams, are an integral part of a pilot's certification process. These tests assess a candidate's understanding of essential aviation concepts and principles, such as airspace regulations, flight planning, weather patterns, aircraft systems, navigation, and safety procedures, among others. Passing the knowledge test is a crucial milestone on the path to obtaining various pilot certificates and ratings, including Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, and Commercial Pilot certifications.

Our testing center is equipped with the latest technology and resources, ensuring a seamless and efficient testing experience for our clients. With modern computer-based testing systems and secure exam environments, we strive to provide a distraction-free space for students to focus on demonstrating their knowledge.

By offering an on-site FAA approved testing center, FlightGest Academy demonstrates our unwavering commitment to the success of our students. We aim to make the certification process as smooth and efficient as possible, allowing students to focus on their learning journey and achieve their aviation goals.