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"Great flight school with wonderful instructors. Getting my private license there was an unforgettable experience, and I highly recommend anyone who is considering flying to check them out."

-Clark T.

FL AVIATION CENTER REOPENING IN A TIME OF UNCERTAINTY

AOPA 2020

In May, as states began easing pandemic restrictions and loosening restrictions on business operations, many flight schools that had been either strictly prohibited from operating, or that decided not to operate based on local guidance, opened again and welcomed back clients.

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FLIGHT SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: FL AVIATION CENTER

AOPA 2019

Co-founder Faith Drewry and her team have been working to improve their social media marketing and have learned a few important lessons along the way.  Read more.

FLIGHT SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: FL AVIATION CENTER

BUILDING AN AVIATION COMMUNITY

AOPA 2018

Before opening their doors in 2012, Drewry and Smith had not planned to start a flight school. “We set out to build a community; that feeling of belonging. As the concept developed, it just naturally turned into a flight school. The instructors who embody that love for general aviation quickly asked if they could join us. Read more.

FL Aviation Center Seeks To Raise The Bar

850 Business Magazine 2018

Their FL Aviation Center flight school, at Tallahassee International Airport, boasts a fleet of six planes, a staff of 12 and a course or program for virtually every level of piloting. It also recently received regional recognition from a national pilots association. Read more.

FL Aviation Center Attains FAA Certification

The Chamber 2017

FL Aviation Center is now among the limited number of flight schools nationally certified by the FAA under Title 14 Part 141 to provide a structured flight training curriculum that has been endorsed by the Federal Aviation Administration. Read more.

An aviator's journey continues ... Changing the world one word at a time.

Karlene Petitt 2017

Talk about inspiring stories! Faith and Lacy were two woman, a private pilot and student pilot, who turned their love of flight into an aviation business. If you think you can't make your dreams come true, don't believe it.  Read more.

Local pilots breaking barriers in the world of aviation

WCTV 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- When most of us think of flying, we think jumbo jets taking us from point A to point B for a price, but more and more people are learning to fly. One flight school here in Tallahassee is breaking barriers in the aviation world. Each time Faith Drewry takes control of her plane she joins a select group of pilots here in the United States. Read more.

Woman-owned aviation firm recognized for excellence

Tallahassee.com 2016

For the fourth consecutive year, the Florida Aviation Center has been recognized for its high standard of accomplishment in flight training by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the world’s largest aviation association. Read more.

Pilots with a Purpose

Tallahassee Woman Magazine 2014

Men are't the only ones who seek adventure. Women also have an inborn need to explore the depths of life and what they are capable of and to live passionately doing something they love. Read more.

Women and their families take to the skies

WTXL 2013

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--Women aviators at the Tallahassee Regional Airport are hoping to get others interested in flying. We took to the skies with Faith Drewry. Take a look at the views over the capitol and downtown Tallahassee. Drewry says flying an airplane builds self confidence. She encourages other women to consider becoming a pilot as a career or just as a passion. Read more.

Fly It Forward Shows Girls That Flying Isn't Just For The Boys

WFSU 2013

Women of Aviation Worldwide is a week celebrated around the world that focusses on the contributions of women pilots. Some of Tallahassee’s female aviators marked the event at the local airport on Saturday. Read more.

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