Flight school in the NW Philly & Reading Area


Welcome to Pitcairn Flight Academy

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NW Philly's premier pilot training academy

In a world with a great demand for skilled and resilient professional pilots, look no further than Pitcairn Flight Academy. Our unwavering commitment is to train student pilots to be successful in their careers.

With our educational methods, access to great reliable aircraft, and a focus on experience driven instruction, aspiring pilots can rest assured that they've chosen the best flight school. Choose Pitcairn Flight Academy and let's fly together.

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We're training the next generation of aviators

This is your chance to become a pilot and begin an extraordinary career in aviation. Whether you dream of flying in the skies as a commercial pilot or just fly for fun, our comprehensive training programs will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to reach your aviation goals.

There's nothing quite like the feeling of flying. Each flight is an adventure, a journey that offers awe inspiring views, challenging experiences, and a unique perspective on the world. Whether you're flying above the local Pottstown area or flying above the skyline of Philadelphia, the joy of exploration and aviation is indescribable.

Do you think you have what it takes? Take our aviation quiz. This interactive quiz will not only help you discover more about yourself and your aspirations but also provide valuable insights into your potential as a pilot.

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Pitcairn Flight Academy
is Your New Flight School

If you've ever dreamed of becoming a pilot, now is the time to turn that dream into reality. As a pilot, you'll join an elite community of individuals who share your passion for aviation. You'll develop life changing skills, learn to stay cool under pressure, and build the confidence to handle any situation - both in the air and on the ground.

Private Pilot

Instrument Rating

Commercial Certificate

Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)

We're at Pottstown Heritage Field Airport KPTW Airport (formerly known as Pottstown-Limerick Airport) right inside the Penn Airways Inc. building. Give us a call or fill out the form below.

Pitcairn Flight Academy
Offers Plane Rentals

Come fly with us and rent our aircraft. In our fleet we have Cessna 152s, Cessna 172s, and a Beechcraft Sierra which are available for rental. Please contact us for more details. Prior to renting one of planes, you'll be added into Flight Schedule Pro. In addition, we will need to have copy of documents on file which will include emergency contact information, photo ID, medical certificate, TSA citizenship verification, and TSA awareness training.

From the team at Pitcairn Flight Academy LLC, we're looking forward to flying with you.

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What our Students
are Saying About Us

I love the home-town feel of this modernized flight school. They offer a variety of planes for instruction and rent. The instructors are top-notch and care about their students. And the school uses a nice app for scheduling.

Nathan W


The instructors are top-notch and care about their students.

I could not recommend Barry and the entire team more highly. If you’re looking for a place to learn to fly or brush up on your skills, this is it.

I’ve been a student at Pitcairn for over a year. They have put great care into selecting the best possible team and creating the best possible curriculum to help students learn at their own pace. Because they take the time to know their students abilities and aspirations, they can tailor training to your needs. And they do it all at a very reasonable price. This has allowed me to expedite my training. The entire staff (ground crew, maintenance, customer service, instructors, and ownership) are very friendly and accommodating. I could not recommend Barry and the entire team more highly. If you’re looking for a place to learn to fly or brush up on your skills, this is it.

Mario M


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Visit Pitcairn Flight Academy LLC Today

We cordially invite you to explore the world of aviation with Pitcairn Flight Academy LLC, conveniently located in Pottstown, PA. Our team of knowledgeable experts are eager to assist you on your aviation journey. We're here to guide you through your aviation aspirations, ensuring your journey is both memorable and successful. Join us at Pitcairn Flight Academy LLC in Pottstown.

KPTW - Heritage Field Airport

3310 W Ridge Pike
Pottstown, PA 19464