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Coming Summer 2024

Multi-Engine and G1000 Cessna 172!

PATRIOT
PILOT ACADEMY

Pleasure, Business & Career
Flight Training
Professional Pilot Training by Dedicated Flight Instructors

Enjoy the Emerald Coast of Florida while learning to fly in Panama City Beach!

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ABOUT

PATRIOT PILOT ACADEMY

In an ever-changing market, finding the right training program might seem like an impossible task. We are committed to creating the aviation communities finest professionals.

At Patriot Pilot Academy, we are committed to providing the highest quality education focused on leadership, innovation and advanced skills. Our pleasure/business program AND our career programs are flexible to meet your individual needs.  And, our Instructors are held to the highest standards.

 

If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves, fly the skys and make new life long friends - get in touch today.

LETS GO FLY

LET'S GO FLYING

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INTRO FLIGHT

Experience the thrill of flying with us!

Expeirence the thrill of flying with 30 Minutes of flight instruction with Patriot Pilot Academy’s Discovery Flight.

This introductory flight lesson is the perfect opportunity to get into the air, with the guidance of our experienced instructors.

Ground Briefing and 30 Minute Flight

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DISCOVERY FLIGHT

Experience the thrill of flying with us!

Expeirence the thrill of flying with one FULL hour of flight instruction flying with Patriot Pilot Academy’s Discovery Flight. This introductory flight lesson is the perfect opportunity to get into the air in an aircraft, with the guidance of our experienced instructors.

Ground Briefing and 1 hour flight

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Private Pilot Package

​✔ Up to 45 hours in the aircraft ✔ 30 hours of ground instruction ✔ 30 hours of flight instruction ✔ All books, ground school course, and required pilot supplies ✔ Written Exam Fee ✔ Checkride Fee Or ✔ Pay as you go  ✔ Rent Our Aircraft ✔ Use Our Instructors

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Instrument Rating Package

​✔ Up to 50 hours in the aircraft ✔ 30 hours of ground instruction ✔ 40 hours of flight instruction ✔ All books, online ground school, and required pilot supplies ✔ Written Exam Fee ✔ Checkride Fee * The instrument requires 50 hours of cross-country PIC. If you don’t have that, we will custom quote your package for your specific needs.

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Career Pilot Package

​✔ 275 hours in aircraft ✔ Private Pilot Certificate ✔ Instrument Rating ✔ Commercial Pilot Certificate (ASEL) ✔ CFI - Certified Flight Instructor ✔ CFII - Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument ✔ ME - Multi-Engine Commercial ✔ MEI - Multi-Engine Commercial ✔ CFI Interview with Patriot Pilot Academy and Other local schools. *The commercial pilot certificate requires approximately 120 hours of time building. This is included in our package.

PACKAGES

PACKAGES

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Multi-Engine Add On to
Commercial Pilot Certificate

​✔ Up to 10 hours in the aircraft ✔ 5 hours of ground instruction ✔ 8.5 hours of flight instruction ✔ All ground supplies ✔ Checkride Fee Or ✔ Pay as you go  ✔ Rent Our Aircraft ✔ Use Our Instructors

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30 Day CFI & CFII Boot Camp

​✔ Up to 15 hours in the aircraft ✔ 100+ hours of classroom ground instruction ✔ 15 hours of flight instruction ✔ 10 hours One-On-One Ground Instruction ✔ All required pilot supplies * This course is designed for those that are current and proficient in the airplane.

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Other Package Options

​✔ Multi-Engine Time Building 50 & 100 Hour Packages ✔ Cessna 172 Time Building 50 & 100 hour Packages ✔ Pinch Hitter Courses Learn to Land or Learn to Assist ✔ Guided Adventure Travel Packages Bahamas, Coast to Coast, Grand Canyon, Mountain Flying Adventures, anywhere you want to go!

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24/7 Schedule Support

At Patriot Pilot Academy, we are as paperless as possible.  We use Flight Circle, a modern online training management system to manage our records, training, files, dispatching and aircraft maintenance. 

With our software, you can schedule yourself and have access to the most up-to-date information on your training progress, scheduling flights, access to aircraft POH's and supporting documents and more.

OUR TEAM

MEET OUR TEAM

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Chad Kotajarvi
Director / Owner

Director of Operations

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Michele Keilman
Pilot Examiner / Owner

Chief Flight Instructor & DPE

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NEWS & EVENTS

FREE Seminar at ECP
Customer & Team Appreciation Lunch

April 27, 2024

Grand Opening of our New, State of the Art, Flight Training Center at ECP

May 18, 2024

FREE Seminar at ECP
Customer & Team Appreciation Lunch

June 21, 2024

EAA Airventure, Oshkosh, WI
Adventure Travel Fly-In

July 24-28, 2024

Customer & Team Appreciation Lunch

August 16, 2024

Across America Time Building Adventure
40-ish Hour Coast to Coast Adventure

September 23 - 
October 7

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