Flight Training

One on one training.

Flight Training Overview

Course includes classroom ground curriculum, one on one flight training, FAA written test prep, simulator training scenarios and an introduction to the aviation industry spectrum.

Our classes are taught by senior industry leaders with a combined over 40 years of military and civilian aviation operations experience. Each student’s training is customized to their learning speed and style to help ensure their success as they not only earn their private pilot’s certificate but join a small but elite group of high school aviators.

Outside the classroom flight students volunteer monthly at The Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham, AL. Flight students are invited to attend community events, travel to airshows and tour airports and other aviation facilities to become familiar with and build their network across the aviation industry.

Current flight students are assigned and fly under their “Ranger” callsign.


  • Complete at least 45 hours of flight time, 1 semester of ground courses and a prep course for the FAA written test
  • Complete simulator training scenarios
  • Pass the proctored FAA written test
  • Complete both an oral and hands-on evaluation with an FAA examiner


  • 16 years old to solo and 17 years old to take final evaluation for private flight certificate
  • Consistently hold a 90% or better in all core classes
  • Highly encouraged to hold driver’s license
  • Complete the class 1 physical with an Aviation Medical Examiner


Flight instruction is completed at the Alexander City airport in partnership with Brown Aero Flight School. Alexander City is approximately twenty miles northwest of Southern Prep Academy.
Classroom courses are taught in Tallapoosa Hall, our main academic building on campus. Our Aviation Studies classroom has been designed to look like a hangar briefing room and includes our sit in flight simulator.

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Thank you for your interest in Southern Preparatory Academy. Located in Camp Hill, AL, Southern Prep educates young men in grades 6-12.

Please complete the following form in order to receive our Admissions Packet via email. If you have a specific question or would like to arrange a campus tour, please call the Admissions Office at 256-790-9202 or 256-496-8864.