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Louisiana's Premier


Aviation Academy of Louisiana


We provide a comprehensive aviation experience, offering flight training, aircraft sales and service, and maintenance to help you achieve your aviation goals and keep your aircraft in top condition.

Flight Training

Helicopter or Airplane

Aircraft Sales and Service

Full service, white glove experience

Helicopter or Airplane

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Offering A Wide Variety of Services to Our Customers:

New Iberia and Abbeville Locations

Aviation Academy of Louisiana offers the highest quality training in Aircraft and Helicopter Aviation for students ages 16-75.

We also offer assistance in purchasing aircraft, and pre-purchase consultations.

*** We are a Robinson Factory Authorized Dealership and Service Center ***

Open Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm.
Saturday and Sunday by Appointment.

Flight Schools near me

Interested in flying but don't know where to start? Come fly with us!

Discovery Flights

A Discovery Flight with us is the perfect way for you to get your first
experience of flying a helicopter or airplane.

Our Discovery Flights are 30 minutes long.  Gift Certificates available!

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Craig Simon has been a Certified Helicopter Flight Instructor and Certified Helicopter Instrument
Instructor since 2006. Craig is a member of NAFI, National Association of Flight Instructors; and he
is honored by the FAA as being one of the best in the industry with the Gold Seal Flight Instructor
rating. ATP rated in helicopters, he has over 7,000 safe flight hours in aircraft including single and
twin engine helicopters as well as single and multi-engine fixed wing aircraft. Besides helicopters,
Craig also maintains a Certified Instrument Fixed Wing Instructor rating and Commercial Single and
Multi-Engine Fixed Wing rating. From operating in the hostile Gulf of Mexico to the beautiful islands
of Hawaii, Craig has extensive experience in Flight Training, Super VIP transportation, Single and
Dual pilot IFR (Instrument Flight Rules), Aerial Photography, NVG (Night Vision Goggles), and EMS
flight experience.



I plan on using  for my professional pilot license and ratings. I had an amazing introductory flight.  Craig was extremely focused on my expectations and we worked out a plan financially and time schedule. All equipment is strictly checked and maintained for safety.  You can fly a few hours every month or all at once. They cater to you.  Very laid back and confident. Professional, accurate and knowledgeable!

- Orry E.

The Only Robinson Factory Authorized Service Center and Dealership In Louisiana

Aviation Academy of Louisiana is located at 705 Hangar Drive, New Iberia, Louisiana 70560. From Lafayette or Broussard, take Exit 122 on Highway 90. Turn Left on LA 88 towards the East. Google Maps will take you to 705 Hangar Drive.

Our Abbeville location is located at 262 Jimmy C. Vorhoff Dr., Abbeville, LA 70510 at the Vector Aviation building.  The airport is located conveniently off of Hwy 14.

We are open 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, and Saturday and Sunday by appointment.

For additional questions you can call us at (337) 591-5680 or find us on Yelp and Google Maps.

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