How to Begin Flight Training

Step 1:

Discovery Flight

Step 2:

Admissions Meeting

Step 3:

New Student Application

Step 4:

Medical Exam

Step 5:

Flight Training

$100 Safety Flights

Do you have topics or areas of operation/interest in aviation that you would like to refresh your memory on or learn more about? A $100 Safety Flight may be right for you! For just $100, you will receive approximately 1.3 hours of flight instruction and .75 hours of ground instruction on the areas YOU want help with!

Due to airport construction, please follow this alternate route to access VFA.


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We Are Proud to Provide Flight Training to Students of Vermont State University

Professional Pilot Program

 Vermont State University (VTSU) and Vermont Flight Academy (VFA) have a partnership to train professional pilots for an exciting career in AviationVTSU’s Williston campus is home to the bachelor-level degree program in aviation, conveniently under 2.5 miles from VFA.


Students in the Professional Pilot program start flying in their first semester and can become Certified Flight Instructors in their junior year. Students graduate with typically 500 or more flight hours already under their belts. That flight time makes graduates highly valued in the industry. VTSU is authorized by the FAA to certify pilot graduates for the Restricted Airline Transport Pilot (RATP). The authorization is highly advantageous as certified graduates can be hired as professional airline pilots that much sooner, creating a fast track to a career doing what they love.



Discovery Flights

A Discovery Flight is a first flight experience! Book one today for yourself or a gift for someone else! Experience the breathtaking views of Vermont’s scenic mountains and lakes from the air. 

About Us

Vermont Flight Academy (VFA) is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization located at the Burlington International Airport in South Burlington, Vermont. VFA was founded to promote general aviation and provide high quality flight instruction. We specialize in training business and leisure pilots as well as career aviators through our partnership with Vermont State University.

Our Programs

From the beginner to expert, the Vermont Flight Academy has the programs to fit your level of piloting ability. Our comprehensive training plans make learning or practicing easy and fun. Our Flight Instructors can provide the guidance any pilot can depend on.

Our Aircraft

We are proud to feature a variety of aircraft to meet the needs and budgets of the curious all the way to the highly skilled. Our fleet features the Cessna 172, Cessna 152, Piper Arrow, Piper Cherokee, Tecnam single and multi engine, and Citabria.

Our Partners

New Financial Aid Now Available

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation has released a new Vermont Trades Scholarship Forgivable Loan Program. 


General Information


Monday - Friday | 9AM - 5PM

Saturday | 8AM - 4PM

Sunday | 8AM - 4PM

* Hours are subject change.


 Front Desk - 802.863.5988



355 Valley Road
South Burlington, VT 05403

Vermont Flight Academy